Saturday, October 09, 2004

Applying the Froomkin Analysis

Two entries down, you'll find Dan Froomkin's contention that whenever Bush says 'of course', he's getting ready to tell a whopper. So using the 'find text' function on the debate transcript, I highlight the following Bush Big Ones for your edification and amusement:

Of course, we're going to find Osama bin Laden. We've already 75 percent of his people. And we're on the hunt for him. Hmm... maybe Osama isn't on ice in the White House deepfreeze yet?

And they looked me in the eye and said, "Yes, sir, Mr. President." Of course, I listen to our generals. That's what a president does. A president sets the strategy and relies upon good military people to execute that strategy.

Secondly, of course we've been involved with Iran.

He didn't honor the agreement. He was enriching uranium. That is a bad policy. Of course, we're paying attention to these. uh-oh... North Korea isn't on our radar...

And of course he's going to raise your taxes. You see, he's proposed $2.2 trillion of new spending.

So there you have it. Bush does not listen to his generals, isn't involved with Iran (involved?), isn't paying attention to North Korea and doesn't really think Kerry will raise taxes.


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