President to Empanel Group to Look at Intelligence

President to Empanel Group to Look at Intelligence

“I will have a foreign-handed foreign policy.” -Redwood, Calif., Sept. 27, 2000

“A tax cut is really one of the anecdotes to coming out of an economic illness.”– The Edge With Paula Zahn, Sept. 18, 2000

“This case has had full analyzation and has been looked at a lot. I understand the emotionality of death penalty cases.” –Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 23, 2000 (Thanks to Johnny Green.)

“At one of these governors’ conferences, George [W. Bush] turns to me and says: ‘What are they talking about?’ I said: ‘I don’t know.’ He said: ‘You don’t know anything, do you?’ And I said: ‘Not one thing.’ Bush said: ‘Neither do I.’ And we kind of high-fived.” –Republican Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico shares a verbal exchange that took place between him and George W. Bush. (Quote is from the Los Angeles Times, 5/31/00)

“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”- Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

The New York Times’ headline on Monday, February 2, read “Bush to Establish Panel to Examine U.S. Intelligence.” Given the ample evidence the President has produced in the last three and a half years, maybe he should empanel a group of people to examine his own intelligence. I’m sure they’d make short work of it.

(The quotes above come from Go there-it’s a great way to while away a sleety afternoon, after you’ve spent your hefty tax cut.)

Matt Birkenhauer, Lecturer Grant County Center