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2005/8/22

"Not Yet Safe"

@ 09:44 PM (113 months, 21 days ago)

Don't you just a love a President that plays to your worst fears, and not your best hopes?  You know the type, the one who spreads fear when it suits their own political interests.  (If an image of George W. Bush just popped into your mind, congratulate yourself!  We have a winner, ladies and gentlemen!)

Bushie knows he's in trouble.  Big time, as Dick would say.  His poll ratings are falling faster than you can say "boo."  Yesterday, Republican Senator Chuck Hagel actually used the "V" word, saying Iraq was looking more like Vietnam.

So today, Bushie trotted himself before Veterans of Foreign Wars' national convention, to do some explaining on Iraq.  During his speech, El Emperor Bush said "We're not yet safe. Terrorists in foreign lands still hope to attack our country. We must confront threats before they fully materialize."

Not so fast Bushie.  Wasn't it your man Dick Cheney who told us last year that you all were the only ones that could keep us safe?  That if we elected that evil man John Kerry, we would get attacked again, and worse than 9/11.  Now you say we are "not yet safe?"  Flip-flop!  Flip-flop!

Ok class, what have we learned?  We've learned that if one Presidential candidate is playing to your worst fears, and the other is trying to appeal to your best hopes, you better go with the one appealing to your best hopes.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/politics/national/stories/082205dnnatbush.9baa83cb.html

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/08/22/national/w065502D68.DTL&feed=rss.news