Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Bring It On


Oh, hell, jump in wherever you want — I'm laughing my a$$ off at your last post.

Yes, your restatement of my premise was correctly stated. Here's why: Governments are slow to change economies (unless they do something stupid, like say, give money to people for absolutely no reason, and yes, I can cite historical precendent). Governments, on the other hand, have the ability to immediately change the security of the country. Especially the Executive Branch. The next administration will inherit the military of the last and the economy of the last. What they do with the economy won't prove out immediately, but what they do with the military (and Justice department, etc.) can be immediately seen.

Bush 41 gave Clinton a decent military and an economy that had a brief uptick before a recession. Clinton's ability to fight military conflicts in in multiple theaters in the beginning of his administration are a testament to Bush 41 keeping the military strong. Bush then inherited Clinton's economy and military. The rest is history.

Way to go deploying the troops in all the wrong places, times, and ways, President Rainman.
Do you mean Vidal Sasson?

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