Monday, March 20, 2006

Bush is coming apart at the seams....

Bush To Cleveland: ‘Anybody Work Here In This Town?’

After getting frustrated at the length of the Q&A session of his speech in Cleveland today, Bush blurted out, “Anybody work here in this town?” Watch it at: http://thinkprogress.org/2006/03/20/bush-cleveland-work/

Bush inadvertantly hit upon a subject he otherwise ignored - unemployment in Cleveland. Economic conditions in the city have worsened considerably during Bush’s presidency. Some facts:

- 5.8 percent: Cleveland unemployment rate, Jan. 2006
- 4.5 percent: Cleveland unemployment rate, Jan. 2001

- 5.3 percent: Ohio unemployment rate, Jan. 2006
- 4.0 percent: Ohio unemployment rate, Jan. 2001

- 31.3 percent: Cleveland poverty rate, 2003
- 24.3 percent: Cleveland poverty rate, 2001

So the answer, Mr. President, is that a lot of people in Cleveland don’t work because they can’t find jobs.

The handlers really need to take Our Fearless Leader off the public speaking trail - he's coming apart at the seams. However, I say keep him on it - he's helping out the Democratic party large.

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