Thursday, September 11, 2003

Joe Gets Something Right

There was something hideously wrong with Bush's speech Sunday night, and I don't mean in an "I'm a partisan so it was bad and he's a big liar" (all true) kind of way, but simply in a bad politics kind of way. Joe Lieberman actually hits on precisely why:

What President Bush gave the American people on Sunday night was a price tag, not a plan.

The speech went: terra terra terra terra $87 BILLION DOLLARS terra terra terra terra.

They didn't trot him out to give the speech because he really needed to convince Amurkans to support his excellent adventure, they trotted him out to reassure them that everything was wonderful. With a price tag of $87 billion, things can't be wonderful.