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Everything Mark Penn does. . . makes me excited!

In what could become Hillary Clinton’s own version of the NAFTA-Gate controversy that caused Barack Obama so much trouble a month ago, top Clinton strategist Mark Penn reportedly met on Monday with the Colombian ambassador to discuss a bilateral free-trade deal — something his candidate has publicly opposed.

Hmm. On the one hand, it’s fun to link to something everyone else is linking to. . . it makes me feel connected to the great big wide world of blogs.

On the other hand, it’s a little lazy.

Maybe I should only link to things nobody else is linking to. Then I can build a reputation as a blogospheric bushwhacker and I can swing a metaphorical machete.

But that would mean reading something on the internet other than talkingpointsmemo, and I’m not sure I’m ready for that.