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Sunday Soundbyte: John Murtha says "backside"

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When a horse is born it doesn't start off pretty. There's slime and ugliness and voilence and hooves and nothing seems natural, and then there's the little horse and then he wobbles to stand and then he's standing and then he's walking and then before you know it he's a beautiful horse. Hi, baby.

John Murtha got on Meet The Press this morning and came out like he was shot from a cannon. Parts weren't pretty. His mind outpaced his mouth.

But then on the last stretch, the only time that history remembers, he nailed it.

He's in New Hampshire. He's making a political speech. He's sitting in his air-conditioned office on his big, fat backside, saying stay the course. That's not a plan. I don't know what his military experience is, but that's a political statement. ... We've got to change direction. You can't sit there in the air-conditioned office and tell troops carrying 70 pounds on their backs inside these armored vessels hit with IEDs every day, seeing their friends blown up, their buddies blown up, and he says stay the course? Easy to say that from Washington, DC. - John Murtha
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- hattip Crooks & Liars, Think ProgressCongressman Murtha has been on a bit of a roll this week.

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