Patterico's Pontifications

3/11/2003

FEELING LIKE A LIBERAL:Today I

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:19 pm

FEELING LIKE A LIBERAL:

Today I have felt like a liberal all day.

I heard Tom Daschle ask: “How can we pass tax cuts when we don’t know the cost of the war, and the budget could be off by hundreds of billions of dollars?” and (though I know he’s playing a political game) I agreed.

I heard that a House Republican has ordered cafeterias at the House of Representatives to call French fries “freedom fries” and French toast “freedom toast” — and I thought: “What an idiot.” The guy is so proud of himself he even put out a press release to brag about it.

I heard that a poll says “45 percent of Americans said Mr. Hussein was ‘personally involved’ in the [September 11, 2001] attacks, a number essentially unchanged from a month ago.” Oh my Lord. Apparently this is old news, but I hadn’t heard it. Not even the administration claims that Saddam was personally involved in September 11, and there is not a scrap of evidence to that effect. Even more amazing is that “44 percent of respondents said the United States should take military action against Iraq soon” — fewer than hold the belief that Saddam was involved in September 11. No wonder the polls are all over the map — I keep forgetting how ill-informed the public really is.


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