It seems that Mr. Baker has been quick to pick up the first rule in the Republican play-book: lie and then retract (Baker left facts behind, Boston Globe, February 7, 2010: B1).
It was after all George H. W. Bush who famously said during his campaign for President: "Everyone remembers the lie, no one remembers the retraction."
It is going to be a long campaign. Let us hope it is not too nasty.
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