The Bush re-election theme: don’t blame me
As intuited by Josh Marshall:
“If you look at the TV ads the president just unveiled today, you quickly see a main — probably the main — theme of his reelection campaign: it’s not my fault.
Yes there are all sort of bad things going on. The economy’s been rough. The deficit is deepening. Job growth is barely registering. There’s all sorts of chaos on the international stage. But it’s not my fault. When I got here there was a recession already, which I didn’t have anything to do with. That was Clinton’s fault. And the same with all the corporate scandals. And then Osama bin Laden got involved and that wasn’t my fault either. And that Iraq thing didn’t completely work out. But that’s the CIA’s fault. So if there’s anything that’s bad now it’s not because of anything I did. It’s because of 9/11. And if it’s not because of 9/11 then it was already broken when I got here. So don’t blame me.”
Oh, and while we’re at it, here’s Bush Yoga.