First off, you have to give the television network some credit for not jumping to any conclusions this year. Well, except for Fox News, which projected Bush as their winner at around 11:00 PM...Monday... But I have to say, I liked their slogan this year: "Fox News Election 2004: Fair and Balanced Coverage - of President Bush's Re-Election." Then again, I can't be too hard on them. Some of the networks were, well, a little off their game. After all, the best projection CBS made all night was predicting Dan Rather getting fired by next year.
Bush Confronts the Same Overseas Problems
Namely, France and Germany.
In fact, James Dobbins, a former American diplomat who specialized in nation-building in Afghanistan and other troubled countries over a long U.S. diplomatic career, said in an interview, Bush already has made a course correction, realizing the limits of unilateralism and taking a more centrist approach. "People learn," he said.
Sure, but as one philosopher once asked, "Are politicians truly people?"
James Phillips, Middle East analyst at the Heritage Foundation, is inclined to the view "it will be the same Bush."
Sorry folks. For those of you out there expecting mulberry or forsythia or an amBush or something, I would like to apologize in advance. And yes, you do have to check out that mulberry link...how is that a government site anyway?! Our tax dollars are going towards THAT?!?! I mean, I like the song as much as the next guy, but c'mon... And that whole "this is the way we go to church" verse? An obvious violation of the separation between church and state. Seriously, that's it, I'm calling the Godbusters.
By the way, if there are any crazy left wing whackos reading this, that's a joke. Just so we're clear there...