Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Bushy Bate and Switch!

Georgie-boy's handlers decided to play the media for suckers, one more time. Monday it was announced that Wednesday morning Bush would give a "significant speech" on "the war on terrorism" and "the economy". The speech He gave was his standard campaign stump speech, but CNN and MSNBC fell for the "significant speech" ploy and covered it live. A big chunk of free air time for a campaign speech in which Georgie-boy said nothing new, but did manage to make negative mention John Kerry thirty-five times. Fortunately this bate and switch tactic hasn't gone completely unnoticed.

Press Gaggle by Scott McClellan Aboard Air Force OneEn Route Des Moines,
Oct. 4, 2004 - 11:29 A.M. EDT
.....One scheduling update, on
Wednesday, the President -- we announced that he was going to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. That event was scheduled for a focus on medical liability with President Bush. That has been postponed, but we will still be going to Wilkes-Barre. The President will give a significant speech on our nation's two highest priorities: the war on terrorism and the economy. The President will talk about the clear choices and real differences facing the American people on these big issues. .....

That's what Scott McCellan announced

Read what Bush really said

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 6, 2004 -
10:13 A.M. EDT

President's Remarks in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania


You Call That a Major Policy Address?
In a week of devastating revelations about his Iraq policies, Bush has nothing new to say.
By Fred Kaplan Posted Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at 1:57 PM PT

Did CNN and MSNBC get hoodwinked this morning? Yesterday, the White House announced that President Bush would be delivering a "major policy address" on terrorism today. The cable news networks broadcast it live and in full. Yet the "address" turned out to be a standard campaign stump speech before a Pennsylvania crowd that seemed pumped on peyote, cheering, screaming, or whooping at every sentence. ......

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