Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

January 21, 2004

by V

Cynical SOTU

I only caught a few minutes of the President's Recitiation of His Laundry List, but that was enough to catch him cracking grins while (among other things) claiming that he and the Republican Congress will be good stewards of the people's money.

When you can no longer keep a straight face while you lie, you're pretty much broken as a politician.

Goodbye, Mr. Bush.

P.S. to the Democrats who interrupted Bush to applaud the sunset of the Patriot Act: Good Show.
Posted by V at January 21, 2004 07:27 AM

They did the same thing after he said "The tax cuts you passed will expire this year". Got nice glares from Bush each time, too -- he's angry.

Posted by: genehack at January 21, 2004 07:36 AM

Hell yes, he's an angry guy. Check this out.

Did everyone catch how his handlers are letting him mangle the English language even in his prepared speeches now: "[T]he Kay Report identified dozens of weapons of mass destruction-related program activities..."

From WMD, to WMD programs, to, uhh, WMD-related program activities. Next up: WMD-related program activity dreamy fantasies!

Posted by: J at January 21, 2004 07:42 AM

Yeah, I got a kick of imagining the fights in newspaper rooms all over America about the right way to hyphenate that rather, um, unique construction.

Posted by: genehack at January 21, 2004 09:45 AM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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