Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Thursday, January 27, 2005
An odd moment from Bush's press conference:
Last year at this time, the projected budget was $527 billion. You might remember that. It turned out that the budget was $412 billion for last year. Now the budget is projected to be at $427 billion. We look forward to working to hold the line with the United States Congress on spending. And as I say, I'll promote a package that will show the budget being cut in half over the next five years.
Granted, saying 'budget' instead of deficit is a fairly easy mistake to make, although the far more common mistake is to confuse the deficit with the debt. But here Bush says 'budget' four consecutive times when he really means 'deficit'. Either this is a bit of remarkable blundering, or 'deficit' is the new 'private accounts', and the media will soon be informed that any use of the word constitutes bias.