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Monday, November 22, 2004

What I Should Have Said 

Before the election I was having a chat/argument with my Dad about the merits of the two major party canditates. When pressed to say something postive about my favorite I mentioned that John Kerry is not a physical coward. Which led to a discussion about how Geo. Bush is almost certainly a coward. I cannot, in any reading about him, find a single instance of him performing an act that required the least bit of courage (and, no, pulling his SS agent out of an argument doesn't count).


Having exhausted that topic (Geo. Bush it turns out is courageous because he ran like a bunny all over the country on 9/11 because the SS told him to do so; or something like that), I asked Dad to name one Geo. Bush policy that had not been a complete failure. Dad's response: "He lowered my taxes."


What I should have said (version 1): That doesn't count, it just made everything else worse.


What I should have said (version 2): That's right and he raised the taxes of Young William and Young Alexander.


In my defense it only took me about 3 minutes to think up version 1, but it did take a couple of days for version 2 to occur to me. So, Dad, if you're reading this, that's what I should have said.


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