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White House surprised at GOP anger over speech
By Jon Ward and Ralph Z. Hallow
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published June 7, 2007
President Bush did not intend to single out his conservative supporters for criticism in a speech on immigration reform last week and was "surprised" that his remarks angered Republicans, White House spokesman Tony Snow said yesterday.
"We understand if you're going to get this thing done, you're going to need Republicans," Mr. Snow said. "It's important to build a large coalition, including our conservative base."