Wednesday, October 13


Demagogue today:

Thanks for the Support, Suckers

Via the Carpetbagger, I see that Bush is going to be in Las Vegas at the same time as the AARP is holding its "Life @ 50" national event. And though Bush has been invited to address the event, he has declined.

Considering that the AARP's endorsement of his Medicare bill was a key factor in getting it passed and that passage of this bill is one of the major accomplishments that he highlights on his campaign web page, during the debates, and during his stump speeches, you'd think he'd attend to thank them and bask in their adulation.

But apparently not.

Hmmm ... I wonder if that fact that most Seniors are confused and unhappy with Bush's one major domestic policy success had anything to do with his decision not to attend the event?

"Ed Coyle, executive director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, said public opinion polling shows the law is unpopular among older Americans. 'No presidential candidate wants to risk being booed off stage by thousands of seniors. This drug benefit is not the victory for seniors the president plugs it to be and the president and his handlers know that to be true,' said Coyle, a critic of the law."

I guess that answers that question.


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