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From Salon's AP wire: Cheney brushes off France deadline offer:

bq. "They showed their cards, I believe. It's an old Texas expression, `Show your cards,' when you're playing poker. France showed their cards," Bush said Sunday at a summit in the Azores Islands.

I can't decide what is more condescending: The President of the Goddamn United States _explaining_ what "show your cards" means (throwing in the obligatory folsky Texas reference), or The President of the United States summing up his view of international diplomacy, days before war, in terms of a card game.

There is so much wrong here. There is so much wrong.