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Friday, April 23, 2004

From Harpers

from Harpers magazine [dead tree edition]
I lift these tidbits:

The following assertions were collected from public statements made by George W Bush and his official spokesmen since 1997.
The President of the United States is not a fact-checker.
I'm not a statistician.
I'm not a number-cruncher.
I'm not one of these bean counters.
I'm not very analytical.
I'm not a precision guy.
The President is not a micromanager.
I'm not a member of the legislative branch.
The President is not a rubber stamp for the Congress.
I'm not a censor-guy.
I'm not a lawyer.
I'm not a doctor.
The President is not an economist.
I'm not a stockbroker or a stock-picker.
I'm not a forecaster.
I'm not a predictor.
I'm not a pollster, a poll-reader guy.
I'm not a very good prognosticator of elections.
I'm not a committee chairman.
I'm not of the Washington scene.
I'm not a lonely person.
I'm not a poet.
I'm not a very good novelist.
I'm not a textbook player.
I'm not an emailer.
I'm not a revengeful person.
I'm not an Iraqi citizen.
I'm not a divider.
I'm not a unilateralist.
I'm not a tree, I'm a Bush.

Yikes. Well, I guess we know what he is....
wait for it....
unelected fraud!

and at the time, a google search led to zero hits, but that was then....

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