Monday, December 05, 2005

Economy Happy Talk

I have to say I find Bush giving a speech touting the economy at this point in time rather a strange thing to do. There are things which make sense in the context of a first term, a presidential campaign, a major policy to sell, or if there is an heir apparent (like Gore in 2000). But basically either people are happy with the economy or not and no speechifying by Bush is going to change their minds. Sure he's nominally pushing to make his tax cuts permanent, but he's not going to shift anyone on that issue either.

Weird, really.