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Thursday, August 26, 2004
 
Lying to the Middle

It's amusing to watch the "experts" and pundits analyze and crow over the recent poll that places President Bush ahead of Senator Kerry for the first time in a long time. They are crediting the Swift Boat ads.

Maybe it's just me, but almost all major controversial developments in politics seem to have a time lag of about 6 weeks to 2 months.

The initial reaction to a story tends to invigorate those who want to be invigorated on both sides. But the mushy middle swings back and forth. It takes them a while to digest the story. This was true with almost all major developments in Iraq and the economy. Remember the capture of Saddam? The public initially cheered, but then said "So What?" I have no reason to believe that Bush's cowardly surrogate attacks will be any different.

In other words, the true effect of the Swift Boat Liars for Bush will not be known until October. And I'm willing to bet that the net result will hurt Bush, not Kerry.
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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