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March 6, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

JOBS ROUNDUP....So what's the reaction in Washington to February's anemic job growth? Here's a sample:

John Feehery, spokesman for Dennis Hastert: "No one should be happy about these numbers."

Gregory Mankiw, chairman of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers: "We're not satisfied. The labor market has started to turn it just hasn't turned enough."

Glen Bolger, part of the Bush campaign's polling team: "Clearly, you'd like to see the job growth a little more robust than 21,000. The president is realistic when he says, 'We're not done yet, there's lots more to do.' "

Scott McClellan, White House Press Secretary: "There are still people who are hurting'' and more needs to be done.

John Snow, Treasury Secretary: "This administration is not satisfied with today's job-creation numbers."

George W. Bush, President of the United States: "Simply not satisfied" with the pace at which jobs are being created.

And that's just the Republicans.....

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