...Really, now. <blockquote>WASHINGTON, May 9 Moderate Republicans gave President Bush a blunt warning on his Iraq policy at a private White House meeting this week, telling the president that conditions needed to improve markedly by fall or more Republicans would desert him on the war. The White House session demonstrated the grave unease many Republicans are feeling about the war, even as they continue to stand with the president against Democratic efforts to force a withdrawal of forces through a spending measure that has been a flash point for weeks. Participants in the Tuesday meeting between Mr. Bush, senior administration officials and 11 members of a moderate bloc of House Republicans said the lawmakers were unusually candid with the president, telling him that public support for the war was crumbling in their swing districts. - <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/10/washington/10cong.html?pagewanted=print>New York Times</a></blockquote> Bullshit. Their little "come to Jesus" meeting with the President was just another GOP dog-and-pony show, lacking any real substance. These "moderate" Republicans are simply trying to distance themselves from Bush because their asses are on the line in the next election. If they have to appear to be throwing Bush under the bus to retain their seats in Congress, that's what they'll do. But that's all it is...appearances. Were these "moderate" Republicans as in touch with their constituencies as they claim to be, there would have been no question about over-riding Bush's veto of the emergency supplemental spending bill. It would have been over-ridden. This little performance was just another attempt to blow smoke up the collective ass of America.