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Bartlett Busted on Gas Prices

Posted on Apr 19, 2006
Matthews and Bartlett

“Hardball” host Chris Matthews and the White House communications director spar over the issue of rising gas prices.

Chris Matthews nails the White House communications director on his claim that no one in the administration promised that gas prices would go down after the invasion of Iraq.
Meanwhile, crude prices are holding above $72—a record high.

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Chris Matthews caught Dan Bartlett in a lie about the Iraq war and gas prices today on Hardball.

  MATTHEWS: [W]e’ve been struck by higher gas prices. That was another promise made, that this war would help us get cheaper gas—

  BARTLETT: I don’t think…

  MATTHEWS: None of these promises come through.

  BARTLETT: That’s not correct, Chris. The president or no one else ever said that this war was going to result in cheaper gas prices…


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