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On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked some of the right questions to Dan Bartlett, counselor to the President.:
Bush said he would not lobby the Senate to pass a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage.
Wallace: Isn't he breaking a campaign promise he made to all those social conservatives, that he was going to push an amendment?
Bartlett: Absolutely not....
President Bush talking about Social Security(video)
Bush: ...will be flat bust, bankrupt unless U.S. Congress has got the willingness to act now.
Wallace: Ahh..As a simple fact, isn't that wrong?
Bartlett: Absolutely not...
Notice that Dan gave the same exact answer twice to start his defense of the president. In response to the "gay marriage" issue, Bartlett used the type of reasoning to justify his answer that Arlen Specter gave while talking about judicial nominees that had the Evangelical Christians up in arms. By the way talking about the Evangelicals, on the Focus on the Family website, there is a story that says just the opposite of what the president has said: Push for Marriage Amendment Restarted: A federal marriage amendment will be reintroduced in the Senate later this month. On Social Security going broke; well that's just a flat out lie.
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