Semi-Daily Journal Archive

The Blogspot archive of the weblog of J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics and Chair of the PEIS major at U.C. Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Americans Figure Out There Are Two George Bushes

Wonkette is becoming a national treasure:

Now They Figure Out There Are Two George Bushes: It’s always mentioned in pollster code because nobody wants to come right out and say... but the cold truth is that George W. Bush’s “name recognition” was always due to “false returns” based on “considerable voter confusion” and “composite imaging.” In other words, most people who voted for George W. Bush in the 2000 primaries thought they were voting for his father.

It only took six years, but many Americans now seem to understand it was the old President Bush’s numbskull son who became president in 2000. And guess what? They don’t like the son, not at all...

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