Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Froomkin Analysis, debate three

The Froomkin Theorem, outlined in an earlier post, is that whenever George Bush says 'of course', he's getting ready to let loose with an egregious lie. The WashPost has the debate transcript up, so using the handy 'find' function yields these whoppers:

Of course we're worried about Osama bin Laden. We're on the hunt after Osama bin Laden. We're using every asset at our disposal to get Osama bin Laden.

Of course we're meeting our obligation to our veterans, and the veterans know that.

(re social security) And we're of course going to have to consider the costs. But I want to warn my fellow citizens: The cost of doing nothing, the cost of saying the current system is OK, far exceeds the costs of trying to make sure we save the system for our children.

Interestingly, neither the moderator or John Kerry said the phrase 'of course' throughout the debate. (I noticed this in debate two as well.)


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