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August 18, 2002

Not really all that complicated Mac Thomason has been refining on the concise and punchy blogging style:
CNN.com - Bush calls for deficit reduction - August 17, 2002

Well, gosh, Trifecta-Boy, we didn’t have a deficit until you were elected. Here’s a simple chart to help:

Last 13.5 Years

Presidents Named “George Bush”: Deficits
Presidents Not Named “George Bush”: Surpluses

Any questions?

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Scott Janssens ::: (view all by) ::: August 19, 2002, 04:36 PM:

That might mean more if Congress didn't have to sign off on the budget. Why blame one politician, when you can blame them all?

Pete Heinricher ::: (view all by) ::: August 21, 2002, 04:51 PM:

In re: Davis v. Simon in California gubernatorial race:

Perhaps it's time we looked beyond the personalities, or even the performance records, of the two principals in a race for an executive office, and begin to consider them as a package deal: The nominee, plus whoever he's going to appoint to positions including judgeships. A lot of people didn't like Al Gore, for good reasons, but didn't consider that it wasn't just Al v. W, but all of Gore's appointees v. all of W's appointees.

Does that change the calculus for a California voter? I don't know; I live in Illinois. But I know that this fall, when we clear out the Governor's nest, er, mansion, we'll be getting rid of a lot more than one corrupt politician.


Peter Heinricher

Kevin Thompson ::: (view all by) ::: September 07, 2002, 02:43 AM:

Well, gosh, blogtwit, we had some intelligence here until you posted. Here's a simple fact to help:

Both Bush administrations have had wars to fight.

Intern-chasing, dress-soiling, gutless wonder Bill Clinton didn't.

Wars cost money. Any questions?