Anyone But Bush NOTD – 3/30/2004
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By KellyMc - Last updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - Save & Share - 5 Comments

Today’s reason: you’re not alone.

Were you once a strident Bush supporter? When the supreme court appointed Bush to the presidency, did you decide to put partisan rancor aside and support the president? Do you, now, regret supporting Bush? “You are not alone.”:http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2004-03-23-anti-bush-books_x.htm

bq. Wietrak says the White House criticisms have only helped the book. Against All Enemies was ranked No. 1 on Amazon.com’s list of best sellers as of Tuesday afternoon and has raised sales for other works attacking Bush, including Kevin Phillips’ American Dynasty and Ron Suskind’s The Price of Loyalty, a collaboration with former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill.

bq. Anti-Bush books have been popular since last fall, when liberal pundits Al Franken, Joe Conason and Molly Ivins were among those with best sellers. Now the best sellers are being written by historians such as Phillips and former Bush officials such as Clarke.

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bq. Books unfavorable to Bush will continue coming out, including Worse Than Watergate, by John W. Dean, a former aide to President Nixon, and The Politics of Truth, by former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, who has criticized the White House’s uses of intelligence before the Iraq war.

bq. This fall, a book on the Bush family is due from Kitty Kelley, known for her gossipy best sellers about Nancy Reagan and Frank Sinatra. Former President Clinton’s autobiography is also expected some time this year.

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5 Responses to “Anyone But Bush NOTD – 3/30/2004”

Comment from Jank
Time March 30, 2004 at 2:38 pm

You may not be alone, but you’re in a minority. CNN (CNN!) has a poll showing that despite a week of Clarke and slamming GWB for being “more concerned about Iraq than Al Quaeda”, the Pres’s re-election campaign is picking up steam.

Bring ’em on.

Comment from Jank
Time March 30, 2004 at 2:41 pm

The CNN bit has a little info on Kerry being out of touch: “I noticed that gas is now close to three dollars a gallon here in California.” (Wonder when the last time JFK pumped his own was.) Actual prices averaged $2.12 in San Diego, the highest in the country.

So not only is Kerry out of touch, but he “lies”, too.

Comment from Jank
Time March 30, 2004 at 2:44 pm

Heh. Another Kerry “lie” from the same article: “it is the truth of 3 million jobs lost” (sez Kerry)… According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.2 million jobs have been lost since January 2001.

Comment from etrigan
Time March 31, 2004 at 11:09 am

Here’s “a(nother) lie”:http://www.factcheck.org/article.aspx?docID=165 from Bush to counter your Kerry “lie”. This lie is getting run as a GOP ad supporting Bush.

bq. A Bush ad released March 30 attacked Kerry for once supporting the “wacky” idea of raising the gasoline tax by 50 cents per gallon. That was a decade ago. More recently, the man who later became Bush’s own chief economist said higher gasoline taxes would lead to “less traffic congestion, safer roads, and reduced risk of global warming” and that raising gasoline taxes 50 cents to pay for a cut in income-tax rates “may be the closest thing to a free lunch that economics has to offer.” How “wacky” is that?

Comment from Jank
Time March 31, 2004 at 11:34 pm

GWB’s request to avoid overseas duty was three decades ago, but that was one of the “lies” the Wash Month rated GWB on. (Statement was pre-Jenna and what’s her name, too).

BTW- does this now mean that the DNC’s position is that the economy comes before the environment and global warming? I mean, doesn’t that follow if Kerry is for cheap gas?

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