Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Lacking Bipartisanship, Bush Reaches Out Across the Grave

from The New York Times
As he pushes ahead with his proposal to remake Social Security by adding private investment accounts, President Bush has so far failed to attract any prominent Democratic supporters.

At least, no prominent Democrats who are still alive.

Instead, Mr. Bush is taking cover under the reputation of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the New York Democrat who died nearly two years ago. Mr. Moynihan served as co-chairman of the commission Mr. Bush established in 2001 to recommend ways of establishing personal accounts, a fact the president and his aides mention almost every time they discuss the issue publicly.


lorraine said...

Dead men don't contradict you.
All of the stories that report that Bush does not want to hear bad news, wants to live in his own private reality, seem to be confirmed every day by stuff like this. He doesn't want to be contradicted, so he uses dead men to support his arguments.

1138 said...

Here is an appropriate quote atrributed to Senator Moynihan: "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

If the Bush administration wants to use "Pat"'s name and ideas fine - this one should be first.