Guess what


To feign a conjecture when the truth is blatantly obvious; you’ll never guess, surprise surprise: The only one bold enough to call the proposal a smoke screen disguising congressional complicity was Colorado Republican Armstrong. Guess what? He’s retiring this year/ Kissinger’s scheme outlined a framework between the two superpowers to be arranged by a secret envoy (guess who?)/ The stoppages were unpopular; the Western press—guess why?—is no longer keen on Polish strikes (1930s+)

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