March 12, 2008

HE WOULDN'T SAY THAT IF A WHITE MAN, LIKE BILL CLINTON, WERE RUNNING:

Bush Bashes Clinton (and Obama) (Peter Baker, 3/12/08, Washington Post: The Trail)

President Bush waded further into the presidential race today, slamming Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama for "empty, hollow political rhetoric" on trade and warning that they would make "a reckless mistake" by retreating from agreements to lower barriers with other countries.

Although he did not name Clinton or Obama, he left little doubt who he was talking about, at one point even mocking Clinton's promise to take a "timeout" from free trade agreements if she becomes president. "You know, some have called for a 'timeout' from trade," he told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce shortly after Clinton addressed the group. "I guess that's probably popular with the focus group. You know, they toss out the word 'timeout' from trade -- it's got this kind of catchy little title to it. In the 21st century, a timeout from trade would be a timeout from growth, a timeout from jobs and a timeout from good results."


Oh, no, wait, nevermind...Bill Clinton was pro-trade, like W.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 12, 2008 3:58 PM
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