Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

July 7, 2003

by J


Huh. The Note reports that "to have a Jones" for something is a reference to drug addiction. I always thought it was a reference to coveting what your neighbor has, i.e., keeping up with the Joneses. Learn somethin' new every day, I guess! Oh, and Dean says that Bush has a jones for oil:
The assembly, which ranged from the coolly considering to the ardently inspired, listened carefully as Dean began to address the overlapping issues of energy and terrorism; when he announced that the country needn't suffer just because Bush "has a jones for oil," the crowd erupted in delighted laughter tinged with a frisson of shock.
The Note amuses me.
Posted by J at July 7, 2003 11:23 AM

It can also be used like this: "oh man, I'm so totally jonesing for a glazed donut right now."

Posted by: JenB at July 8, 2003 01:59 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
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Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
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LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
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The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
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Blinded by the Right
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