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    on the campign trail..., 2004-10-27 12:04:01 | Main | “Kerry says, look, I am agains..., 2004-10-28 11:32:17

    lying, misleading, cavorting, bullshitting jackasses:

    the Program on International Policy Attitudes report is old news, but I still haven't taken the time to look at it. PDF sucks. Molly Ivins runs down the gist of it:

    Eighty-seven percent of Bush supporters think he favors putting labor and environmental standards into international trade agreements. Eighty percent of Bush supporters believe Bush wants to participate in the treaty banning landmines. Seventy-six percent of Bush supporters believe Bush wants to participate in the treaty banning nuclear weapons testing. Sixty-two percent believe Bush would participate in the International Criminal Court. Sixty-one percent believe Bush wants to participate in the Kyoto Treaty on global warming. Fifty-three percent does not believe Bush is building a missile defense system, a.k.a. "Star Wars."

    This demonstrates that the majority of Bush supporters are sensible, smart people, which is really a relief. I'm crazy about the candidate they think they have, and it's awful, terrible in fact, that they don't have him. So why the fuck don't these smart, sensible people know anything about their candidate? That's easy: compare the number of times gay marriage has come up in this campaign, compared to, say, all of the above issues combined. There's a lot of cognitive dissonance, sure, on Iraq, but none of this stuff is ever, ever, talked about. There can be no dissonance where there is no sound. Makes you want to rip Charlie Gibsons's rubbery skull out of his face and mush his brain down into his esophagus, had he one.

:: posted by buermann @ 2004-10-27 12:44:48 CST | link

    go ahead, express that vague notion

    your turing test:

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