September 18, 2004


NO BUSH SKELETONS (Robert Novak, September 18, 2004, Townhall)

President Bush addressed a closed-door luncheon Wednesday at Stephen Decatur House in Washington. Answering a question, he said everything negative about him has been revealed.

Bush conceded that failure to reveal his DUI conviction was a mistake, adding that its revelation near the end of the 2000 campaign came close to electing Al Gore.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 18, 2004 8:22 AM

I think (and hope!) that Bush learned all his lessons by now. As I recall, in 2000 he basically quit campaigning in the last couple of weeks before the election, and decided to coast the rest of the way.

Ditto for Republican voters. Word is that Florida panhandle voters stayed home after the networks declared the winner.

For the forseeable future, I expect that Bush will be running hard up to Nov 1, and those voters who wish to vote will be there up until they padlock the polling place doors at closing time.

Posted by: ray at September 18, 2004 3:01 PM

Furthermore, I kinda suspect that Karl Rove is put there planting all kinds of rumors about Bush taking crack, etc. just to innoculate him against any late hits like the DUI.

Posted by: ray at September 18, 2004 3:03 PM

That would be a pretty confident strategy, deliberately planting believable rumors that your candidate does drugs.

What if the general public took it to heart ?

Then your candidate would be forced to officially announce that they don't take drugs, which would be rather demeaning.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at September 18, 2004 7:07 PM

I predict that sometime after Oct. 15, there will be a credible charge that Bush did cocaine. Probably from a close friend from his "wild" days.

They better be ready.

Posted by: Mike at September 19, 2004 2:45 PM

If Terry McAuliffe spouts that, then someone in the Republican party should accuse Kerry of buggering younger boys at his boarding school in Switzerland.

Tit for tat.

Posted by: jim hamlen at September 19, 2004 10:02 PM


Bush was in Skull & Bones with him--buggery might not be a wise topic.

Posted by: oj at September 19, 2004 11:02 PM