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Disingenuity

Friday, October 10, 2008
While I'm looking for a job I've been trying to stay away from politics in my blog. It's difficult (maddeningly so), but thus far I've been reasonably successful.

I am endlessly amused today, however, by President Bush's comments to the nation in a televised address. He said:
"Here's what the American people need to know: The U.S. government is acting, and we will continue to act, to resolve this crisis and return stability to our markets."
What has had me giggling is that, for a party full of politicians who claim to idolize Ronald Reagan, they seem to forget all too quickly that the man once said:
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
Perhaps I'm just skeptical because, ever since the $700 billion dollar bailout was announced last Saturday, the Dow Jones has dropped
over 21%
. That's impressive.

1 Comments:

Blogger Kristin said...

You're obviously forgetting Reagan's other famous words:

"We're the gov'mint, and God thinks we're spiffy."

10:35 AM, October 12, 2008  

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