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Monday, September 27, 2004

What Economy?

In Clinton's 1992 campaign office, a sign famously pronounced, "It's the economy, stupid." But Vice-President Dick Cheney has apparently forgotten there is an economy. In many of his recent speeches, Cheney hasn't mentioned domestic policy even once.

The New York Times reports: "At town hall and round-table discussions, every word of Mr. Cheney's remarks was dedicated to terrorism and the Iraq war. At the rallies, where Mr. Cheney delivered his stump speech, he did bring up domestic policy–six minutes of his usual 28-minute speech in St. Joseph were used to discuss the Republican's domestic platform."

It has been left to the audience to ask Mr. Cheney questions on how a second Bush Administration plans to deal with issues such as jobs, health care, education, and outsourcing. Cheney's answer? Let me summarize: not much.


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