posted on Feb, 8 2004 @ 03:21 PM
I thought it was bad to watch; but the double speak kind of jumps out when you read it. Someone tell me how Bush is defending himself here. It sound
more like a concession speech.
Russert: The Bush Cheney first three years, the unemployment rate has gone up 33 percent, there has been a loss of 2.2 million jobs. We've
gone from a $281 billion surplus to a $521 billion deficit. The debt has gone from 5.7 trillion, to $7 trillion up 23 percent.
Based on that record, why should the American people rehire you as CEO?
President Bush: Sure, because I have been the President during a time of tremendous stress on our economy and made the decisions necessary
to lead that would enhance recovery. We’ll review the bidding here. The stock market started to decline in March of 2000. That was the first sign
that things were troubled. The recession started upon my arrival. It could have been some say February, some say March, some speculate maybe
earlier it started, but nevertheless it happened as we showed up here.
The attacks on our country affected our economy. Corporate scandals affected the confidence of people and therefore affected the economy. My
decision on Iraq, this kind of march to war, affected the economy, but we have been through a lot. And what those numbers show is the fact we have
been through a lot.
...Sound like this horse can't swim. I'm changing mid stream.