The best-laid plans…

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The Washington Post this morning tells us that the House Democrats are already getting thrown off step. Where they had hoped to dominate the week’s news by passing their six-point First Hundred Hours agenda, they now are rebuilding the schedule around Iraq. That’s not necessarily bad news for them, however. Many Democrats have had some queasy feelings about all the hoopla they were creating around their First Hundred Hours in power.

Here’s why: When they launched their Six for ’06 campaign, none of them thought they actually had a prayer of winning the Senate. The idea was to pass a lot of feel-good legislation, and then blame the Republicans for killing it when it reached the other side of the Capitol. Most of it is still going to die–only now, there will be plenty of blame to share.–Karen Tumulty

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