Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
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Great moments in dubious presidential claims

WASHINGTON - President Bush is balancing a harried schedule of diplomatic duties — from Iraq to China and the United Nations — while working to stay on top of hurricane recovery efforts that most Americans say should be his No. 1 priority.

"I can do more than one thing at one time," the president assured Monday on the first of two planned visits this week to the Gulf Coast.


I'm not sure what's worse: the fact that the president finds it necessary to assure the nation that he can do two things at once, or the fact that I don't really believe it. Somehow I'm reminded of the cold comfort at '80s-era headlines assuring me that Reagan was "aware" of the Iran-Contra hearings, or his press secretary's boasts that he was perfectly capable of having an actual conversation with a foreign dignitary should the need arise.
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