Sunday, October 17, 2004

Another Fake Major Speech

Ah, remember the last time Bush announced a "major" speech, and the cable nets gave him full coverage of his campaign speech.

He's doing it again. And, they'll do it again I'm sure.

I'm actually for the cable nets providing more live coverage of events. It's more interesting than watching Wolf Blitzer. But, you know, at this point in the election season a wee bit of balance is appropriate, as is post-speech chat which goes something like:

For the second time in as many weeks, George Bush lied to us and told us he was giving a major policy speech when, in fact, he was just giving us the same old bullshit.

I suppose it's possible that this is actually going to be an October "time to blow some more shit up!" Surprise speech, but I'm sure they can just put it on the Tivo and hit a quick rewind and broadcast if he actually says anything interesting...