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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

THE RNC'S BART SIMPSON MOMENT

Those Marxists at the RNC have created "Kerryopoly", a Monopoly take-off designed to take shots at Kerry's high-priced lifestyle.

Of course, if the RNC attacks others for being wealthy, then they have a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do problem. In the AP article, the RNC's spokesperson handles it in, uh, a novel fashion:
Three leading Republicans in the federal government — President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee — are multimillionaires. Asked Tuesday if their lifestyles also were out of reach of most Americans, RNC spokeswoman Christine Iverson responded "no" but declined to elaborate.
[bart]"As long as you don't have any followup questions . . . no."[/bart]

That's too bad that AP didn't press for elaboration there. Imagine an RNC spokesperson having to explain, using the example of George W Bush's life from age 5 to about 45 (though any period works), how a person in the 40k bracket could make such an ascension.

Example: How many people from such tax brackets "worked it out with the National Guard" so they could leave early during the Vietnam era to go to grad school?

With thick RNC wallets comes very, very thin ice when criticizing others for their large livin'.

Politicians don't have to be men and women of the people. For the people will do. Thank you, o kind screenwriters of Gladiator!

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