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Eye On Olympia

And so it began…

Majority Leader Jim West was sitting in his office with a few reporters Wednesday night when an aide came in and handed him a yellow note.
West, a Republican from Spokane, paused in mid-sentence, unfolded the paper and read the note.
"Oh, they started bombing in Baghdad," he said, looking around the room.
``The war’s on.’’


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