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Claim: President George W. Bush said, "I'm not gonna fire a
Origins: This phrase was documented by Howard Fineman, Newsweek's chief political correspondent, who reported in the
They all got more than they bargained for. The meeting didnít last minutes, but half an hour. The president, relaxed and in control, drew Sen. Hillary Clinton into a warm, familial exchange. He treated Sen. Charles Schumer like a long-lost fraternity brother. As for their aid request, "Iím with ya," the president said eagerly — and it was approved by Congress the next day. The Virginians got promises of aid, too, and the warlike words all four senators yearned for. "When I take action," he said, "Iím not going to fire aLast updated: 8 March 2008
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