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January 24, 2005

I Am Encouraged By Bill Thomas' Lies

In all seriousness, I find the recent transparent lie of Rep. Bill Thomas (R-CA) about Social Security to be quite encouraging.

It's very similar to what happened after the absence of WMD in Iraq became embarrassingly clear. All of a sudden the hive mind started producing what was perhaps the stupidest lie in American history: the Bush administration never said Iraq was an imminent threat! Donald Rumsfeld took this lie even further, and claimed he'd never said Iraq was an immediate threat.

Now, Bill Thomas is doing the same thing: George Bush never said Social Security is in crisis! But this time, they've been forced to tell this fall-back lie BEFORE they've accomplished their goal. It's like them telling the "never said imminent" lie before the invasion of Iraq... which of course would have made the invasion much less likely.

As it happens, I made some money off the moronic "never said imminent" lie. I don't think this one will be as profitable, though.

Posted at January 24, 2005 12:20 PM | TrackBack

It's a pity you won't be making anything off this. $37 is looking a little too slim to get us all drunk. What if I'm heartless enough not to cooperate when it's time for me to die, and you all to drink my blood?

I loved the link to Drezner. "Jonathon, while correct in all particulars, every last one, nevertheless remains unconvincing in the overall argument."

Posted by: Harry at January 24, 2005 12:32 PM