Say What You Mean

I’ve recently seen several ads of TV supporting G.W. for prez. In fact G.W. himself says something like “Approved by George W. Bush” at the end of all of them.

One in particular caught my attention because he talked about how Kerry wanted to raise taxes by some huge amount, that he wanted to reduce the effectiveness of the Patriot Act against terrorists, and he wanted to wait for U.N. approval before going into Iraq.

I found that I was saying to myself, “Exactly. Kerry should be president.” Do I like paying lots of taxes? Not particularly, but I don’t believe in governing on a deficit either. The Patriot Act is scary. And oh gee, do you really think we should have waited for the entire world’s support before we invaded another country?

It brought to mind a recent post about George Orwell that I read.