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Everything you know is wrong

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Exhibit A: Bill Clinton is capable of admitting error.

Former president Bill Clinton, a champion of healthcare reform, admitted on Sunday that he made the wrong prediction about the popularity of President Obama’s healthcare bill.

Initially, Clinton had predicted that the polls in favor of Democrats would be boosted as soon as the legislation was signed into law. Instead, Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” his prediction was wrong for two reasons.

“First of all, the benefits of the bill are spread out of three or four years. It takes a long time to implement. And secondly, there has been an enormous and highly effective attack on it,” he said.

Thirdly, the bill sucked, the way it was passed into law sucked, and everybody knows it. But hey, baby steps!

Exhibit B: The “Muslim world” might be more complicated than you think.

A survey by Elaph, the most respected electronic daily in the Arab world, gave a decided edge to those who objected to the building of [the Ground Zero] mosque—58% saw it as a project of folly.

So maybe Imam Rauf doesn’t represent them after all? Is it still racist when they say it?

Okay, so maybe not everything you know is wrong. Just two things. But it’s only Monday morning!

Jim Treacher