Steven Taylor has a rather interesting statement from a Wes Clark staffer:

[S]pokeswoman Kym Spell said Clark had no position on the $87 billion request. “He’s not in Congress,” she said. “He’s running for president.”

Which makes sense. What do presidents have to do with the military or U.S. foreign policy?

(I also find it slightly amusing that someone named Kym Spell can’t spell Kim.)

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  1. Pauly says:

    Funny, Dean said the same thing! It’s a candidate phobia.

  2. BTD Greg says:

    Of course, Democratic candidates can’t be bothered with minor issues like Iraqi reconstruction. They’re too busy figuring out how to insinuate what a lying liar Bush is.