Reassurer In Chief
In the face of figures revealing the economy’s swirling somewhere near the pit of the latrine, President Bush took the podium yesterday to reassure Americans that their “uncertainty” is certainly temporary.
“[W]e’ll make it through this period, just like we’ve made it through other periods of uncertainty during my presidency,” said the comforter in chief.
That’s all good, but he didn’t say who this “we” is. Because it’s certainly not homeowners; it’s certainly not business owners; it’s certainly not those looking for jobs; it’s certainly not our troops fighting in Iraq; it’s certainly not folks navigating the criminal justice system; it’s certainly not anyone driving a vehicle; and it’s certainly not Rick Renzi.
Give the president this, he’s never let reality get in the way of his optimism. Maybe he just had Monica Goodling on his mind.