No surprise, then, when this week Sen. Edwards took Krugman one step further and claimed he was going to attack 16 words Bush said in the State of the Union address about the economy. In Edwards’ reading, those 16 were, “We will not pass along our problems to other Congresses, to other presidents and to other generations.”
Too bad Edwards can’t count. His version contained not 16 but 17 words. (Democrats, it seems, have lots of problems with little two-letter words like “is” and now “to.”)
Edwards, who was making his comments in South Carolina, is desperately attempting to latch on to any populist message that will give him a boost against Howard Dean and John Kerry, the two men he views as his key competition in that Southern state. Edwards has practically pinned his entire presidential hopes on winning South Carolina and emerging from the state of his birth as one of the few survivors of the early primary season.
“You can’t be surprised that he’s basically ripping off Krugman,” says a Howie Dean staffer in New Hampshire. “When you’ve been in politics for so little time as Edwards it’s hard to come up with original ideas.”
New ideas or not, Edwards has been raising money down South prodigiously. And while Sen. Bob Graham of Florida earlier this year was claiming he would be the kingfish money man of the South, Edwards has outraised him in South Carolina thus far, beating out Dean, Kerry, and Joe Lieberman as well.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online