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Saturday, June 05, 2004
 
Conveeeeenient

As some of you know, my personal tin-foil hat theory about an "October Surprise" is the death of the 40th President, Ronald Wilson Reagan. When Reagan dies, it will be a 24/7 love fest on all the news channels and in every newspaper. John Kerry and all of BushCo's other troubles will disappear for at least a couple weeks while the press regurgitates every last one of Grover Norquist's talking points about the brilliant conservative leader. (And why we should name every building, bridge and street after Reagan.)

Right now Drudge has an unlinked header claiming that Ronnie's health has turned for the worse and the family is gathering at the Bel Air estate.

It's a little early in the campaign season, but think about it. Junior's in deep trouble and sinking fast. If he ever needed a life line, now would be a good time. There are rumors and reports that are due to make W look bad. His VP may be indicted. (As may his political brain, Rove.) Iraq is in shambles with puppet government that has no power. The Bush Campaign can't seem to convince the press that John Kerry is a baby killing anti Christ. (For that matter, the press seems to be "on" to Rove's game.)

Wouldn't it be conveeeeenient if all of these things were swept away by one event?

We'll see.

And BTW, Reagan was a terrible President who should have gone to jail.
 
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