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Stay the course?

What to do when even your most steadfast friends are abandoning their cherished, time-worn "stay the course" frame on Iraq?

Michele Bachmann, 10/5/06:

In taking editorial board questions, Bachmann explained while the reasoning behind the U.S. invasion of Iraq might be debated, America is there.

"And I do believe we need to stay the course," she said.

George W. Bush, 10/22/06

STEPHANOPOULOS: James Baker says that he’s looking for something between “cut and run? and “stay the course.?

BUSH: Well, hey, listen, we’ve never been “stay the course,? George. We have been — we will complete the mission, we will do our job, and help achieve the goal, but we’re constantly adjusting to tactics. Constantly.

Uhhh... Custard, anyone?