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November 13, 2007

JOHN EDWARDS' IMPOSSIBLE PROMISE: "The Democrats often criticize Bush for having an overbroad theory of executive power, but at least when Bush grasps for power, it's for things the President can do."

Howard Kurtz comments: "John Edwards's new Iowa ad is very effective rhetorically--and based on a false premise. A president has absolutely no power to rescind federal health insurance for members of Congress, as the Edwards campaign admits."

UPDATE: Heh.

Meanwhile, Cass Sunstein weighs in: "'It’s a stunt,' Sunstein said. 'Congress isn’t going to enact legislation taking away its own health care.'" It's just not a very good stunt.