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Friday, December 23, 2005

2005 Retrospectives, Part 3: White House Happy Talk Edition

2005 was a year full of "accomplishments", claims the White House, to an incredulous wire service:

By most accounts, it was a tough year for President George W. Bush, marked by a drop in public support for the Iraq war, legislative setbacks on Social Security and arctic oil drilling and a politically disastrous initial response to Hurricane Katrina.

But according to a White House fact sheet, 2005 was a year full of "accomplishments" -- six, single-spaced pages worth distributed to reporters as Bush left town for his holiday break.

In part two of the retrospectives series, I now realize, I forgot about the social security lies and the the John Roberts non-response-a-thon on Capitol Hill.