I saw President Bush this morning talking about the new price tag for the Medicare prescription bill. The Congressional Budget Office estimated it would cost around $400 billion and now the White House estimates the price tag at $540 billion. Of course, you know it's going to cost way more than that in the end.
When asked about the increased price tag, Bush said, "Congress is going to have to work with us. They are going to have to make some tough choices to keep spending in line."
That's like being married and having two checkbooks in the house. The husband spends like crazy, buying a widescreen TV, a new sportscar, and a membership at a private golf club. When the wife goes to buy groceries, she gets a tongue lashing from the husband about using coupons and not spending over $20. That's how sick the President is.
I read a story in Friday's Boston Globe about President Bush's visit to a Fidelity Investment office in NH. Of course, there is no way Karl Rove will let him in front of a crowd that could ever potentially ask him a real question, let alone a difficult one. The story said there was one unscripted moment from a Fidelity employee, who was supposed to commend the President on his tax cut. As I read this, I got excited. Here it was. Bush facing a real person whose comments weren't scripted ahead of time.
She asked him who he liked in the Super Bowl.
And then, she made her pre-scripted remarks about the tax cut. Can you imagine the comedy if Bush had to ever actually answer to real voters the way the Democratic candidates are now?
One other thing: there is growing evidence that the Diebold electronic voting machines are seriously flawed. The latest evidence is a group of high school students who hacked into some of the machines and changed all the votes. Why the hell don't these machines have paper receipts?
In Georgia's election for governor, the Democratic candidate led comfortably in all the polls, before the election and in exit polling. His Republican opponent ended up winning.
Diebold machines were used in this election. If you love democracy, be afraid.