Ingraham vs. Bartlett

Matt Lewis
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Posted: May 07, 2007 4:32 PM

Laura Ingraham had a pretty good shootout with Bruce Bartlett today about his recent column: Conservatives for Hillary?

Here's an excerpt of the original column:

On economics, it is reasonable to assume that Sen. Clinton’s policies would not be altogether different from Bill Clinton’s. This is not a bad thing. On trade, his record was outstanding and on the budget was far better than George W. Bush’s. While Clinton raised taxes in 1993, it should be remembered that he cut them in 1997, including a cut in the capital gains tax. On regulatory policy, Clinton was no worse than the current administration and probably better on net.

Bartlett's contention is that Republicans cannot win in 2008, and, thus, should support Hillary!

My favorite line was when Laura said: "I know you're not a very positive guy ..." (an understatement).

... I'm going to see if I can post the mp3.