Read My Lips, Version 2004
Every presidential campaign has a memorable one-liner that becomes part of political lore--"there is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe," "there you go again," "read my lips: no new taxes," and so on. Now that the Bush reelection squad is rolling out its $200 million artillery, it behooves us to pay close attention to every word coming from Bush Inc. Fortunately, Mark McKinnon has provided us a doozy that should be repeated ad infinitum through November, and we have Howie the Whore, of all people, to thank:
Acknowledging that Bush has received major financial support from corporations, McKinnon said: "The issue is hypocrisy in saying you're going to take on the special interests, not who took the most special interest money. You don't hear the president in the Oval Office railing against the special interests.You do hear John Kerry railing against the special interests." The campaign has previewed this theme in an online video calling Kerry "unprincipled" and "brought to you by the special interests."
Say it loud, say it proud:
You don't hear the president in the Oval Office railing against the special interests.You do hear John Kerry railing against the special interests.
It would be far better if this stoopendous statement came out of the mouth of President Bush, but it's a tremendous start nonetheless. Thanks, Mark!