If Dean Gives One More Speech, He Could Lose Canada Too

Tough Pill For the Democrats (washingtonpost.com) George Will is at his sarcastic best in this piece on Duck, M.D. Duck has made so many misstatements it’s a wonder he’s the frontrunner. Some are merely stupid, others are lies. He actually accused Republicans of wanting to end public education, though even the most open voucher system couldn’t be said to do that because there would...
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There’s No There There Yet

Economist.com | Searching for John Kerry’s economic policy: Is there a there, there?: In his opening efforts at developing an economic policy, John Kerry is all fiddle and not much thrust. In fairness to Kerry, it’s early yet and he hasn’t developed a coherent economic policy. Most of his statements to date have been bashing Bush over jobs — though that will get more difficult...
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Insults Unpunished Endorses Kerry

I would try to be witty and really convince you I would vote for Kerry then pull the rug out from under you, but I could never pull it off. Even on April Fool’s Day.
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More On Clarke

His Own Worst Critic (washingtonpost.com) I should begin with my standard disclaimer that I don’t blame any President for 9/11. Our history of appeasing terrorists made 9/11 an inevitability and it stretched across decades. Clarke’s BS in his book has been refuted numerous times, but one more can’t hurt. He praises Clinton for his “war” against al Qaeda when in reality...
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Well, I Guess President Bush Has It Sewn Up

Poll: good news for President Bush – (United Press International) Based on what I’ve been hearing to date — with Kerry leading in the polls — there was much celebration and much was being made of it. I said it doesn’t mean anything, it’s too early and President Bush hadn’t started campaigning yet. Well, he has started campaigning and it still doesn’t...
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Bush Had Eight Months, Clinton Had Eight Years, Yet Bush Is To Blame For 9/11

MSNBC – Creative writing enlivens Clarke’s controversial book: Potshots for Bush, praise for Clinton. This Clarke guy is really starting to get on my nerves. I’ve already made clear elsewhere that I don’t blame Clinton or any other President for 9/11. The U.S. has a habit of waiting until problems become catastrophes before acting. Our history with terrorism dates back to the...
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Kerry’s Secret Weapon

Kerry Secret Policy Weapon Will Finish Bush Off Given that the US needs roughly 100 quadrillion BTUs to run its economy, and only 6% come from renewables, it will be decades before we have eliminated hydrocarbons as a source of fuel. Even then it’s unlikely given the abundance of coal in this country. I doubt this will turn out to be the winning election issue that these people think it will...
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Great Editorial By The WaPo

The 9/11 Debate (washingtonpost.com) This editorial manages to cut through all of the nonsense, give Dick Clarke some credit, and expose him for being dishonest and opportunistic in other instances. That sounds about right. The editorial also faults both the Clinton and Bush Administrations for underestimating the threat of al Qaeda, though they credit the Bush Administration for agreeing to a more...
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Having A Presidential Term Worth Winning

For Bush, It’s Game Time (washingtonpost.com) I’m not very hopeful about the character of the upcoming campaign. I expect it to be a mud-slinging contest that focuses on Bush’s military record and Kerry throwing someone else’s medals onto the White House lawn, only to run on his own medals. George Will writes a scathing column that takes Bush to task over his failure to be a...
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Is Democratic Voter Turnout Up? Not Really.

A Democratic Rush to the Polls? Well . . . (washingtonpost.com) Interesting bit of data on the much-vaunted Democratic turnout. Turns out it’s overstated. I’ve been hearing about this for weeks and wondering about the significance. Doesn’t seem to amount to much since the numbers Democratic operatives have been spouting don’t take population changes into account and it isn’t...
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