:: Monday, September 20, 2004 ::
Best Ex-President Ever*
Brad Delong has a great Bill Clinton quote:
"On Homeland Security, Democrats tried to double the number of containers at ports and airports checked for Weapons of Mass Destruction. The one billion dollar cost would have been paid for by reducing the tax cut of 200,000 millionaires by five thousand dollars each. Almost all 200,000 of us would have been glad to pay 5,000 dollars to make the nearly 300 million Americans safer—but the measure failed because the White House and the Republican leadership in the House decided my tax cut was more important- If you agree with that choice, re-elect them. If not, give John Kerry and John Edwards a chance."
- Bill Clinton, July 26, 2004
*This title is normally given to Jimmy Carter, 'cept the problem with Jimmy was that in order to be an ex-President, he had to be President in the first place. Clinton a)got re-elected and b)managed to get stuff done even in the face of a GOP congress that was intent on doing nothing out of sheer spite.
:: The Squire 12:56 AM :: email this post :: ::