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Posted By: Carlin
12-Oct-00 - 01:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: Bush/Gore Round 2
Subject: RE: BS: Bush/Gore Round 2
Perhaps I took it the wrong way.....

But I think the difference in the two gaffes is a good illustration of the two men....Bush said 'President of Israel' when he should have said Prime Minister. Gore on the other hand, didn't just fracture a syllable or get his titles confused....he told a flat out bald-faced lie (I find it hard to believe he was that uninformed).

Thrashing Bush for saying President instead of Prime Minister, is on the same level as the people who went after Gore for the story about his uncle. Gore didn't say "My uncle was gassed in the Balkans...."

He said 'WWI started in the Balkans.....my uncle was gassed there.....'

It seemed obvious to me that he meant his uncle was gassed during WWI and the Western Front popped into my mind as the most likely place....(Though there is a reporter in TN that has uncovered evidence to suggest that the guy wasn't even in the war....I don't know, I'll give Algore the benefit of the doubt)

What I'm trying to say is that everyone, Bush and Gore included, makes little slips here and there. If you are gonna play gotcha! it should be with big stuff....

Besides, Bush has Condoleeza Rice to tell him who are the Presidents and who are the Prime Ministers, and which one of them he needs to talk too.....she is a pretty sharp gal. She will be outstanding as the first African-American woman National Security Adviser......