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Edwards' affair drowns out talk of Russia on Sunday shows
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Aug 10, 2008 6:26 PM CDT
In this photo provided by CBS, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson appears on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington, Sunday, July 20, 2008.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The buzz on John Edwards' love affair drowned out talk of Russia's conflict with Georgia on today's morning talk shows, Politico reports. On Fox News Sunday, an Obama campaign topdog said Bill Clinton is still reeling from his wife's primary loss, and Karl Rove claimed on Face the Nation that Obama would make "an intensely political choice, not a governing choice" for vice-presidential candidate.

Also on today's talk shows:

  • Rove criticized McCain's failure to battle claims that he would repeat President Bush's policies: "If the question is, who is not George Bush, the answer is Barack Obama," Rove said.
  • Henry Paulson emphasized that he will not return as treasury secretary in the next administration. "It couldn't be any firmer," he said.
  • Two Senate Committee on Armed Services members blamed Russia for its war with Georgia, but New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson called it foolish to slam the superpower nation.

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