ABC: It's not Clement

Was news about Clement a bluff aimed at getting the Democrats prepared for the wrong nominee?

Published July 19, 2005 9:11PM (EDT)

We wondered a little earlier this afternoon if the news about Edith Clement weren't a bit of a bluff -- an effort by the Bush administration to get the opposition party focused for a day on the wrong nominee.

Might we be right?

ABC News says it's hearing from a source that Clement is not, in fact, the judge Bush will nominate to the court tonight. Similarly, CNN reported a few minutes ago that it is being "waved off" of the Clement story.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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