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Sometimes We Flip Coins


Policymaking in the Bush administration:

I equate this to deciding whether to wear a red tie or a
blue tie in the morning. It
doesn't make much difference until I put the tie on.

That's EPA spokesman Jonathan Schradar explaining why his boss, Stephen Johnson, changed his mind on a California plan for tough emissions standards after talking to the White House (and despite staff recommendations). Read the whole sorry--and at this point completely unsurprising--story here.

--Christopher Orr

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