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Spin Control

That was the week that was

Rod Blagojavich, the governor of Illinois was arrested, released on bail and back at his desk.

Barack Obama, the former junior senator of Illinois, said he had no knowledge the governor was trying to sell his old job, and called for the gov to resign.

President Bush talked about his religious faith.

Bill O'Reilly continued to call Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire "a coward" and a "pinhead" because she won't remove a seasonal display by atheists in the state Capitol.

Spokane residents were told they could be kicked out of the council chambers for disparaging city officials.

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