The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Wednesday, January 26, 2005  

The President Performs

For this week's quotes of the week, enjoy, if you will, a brief selection from today's "news conference" conducted -- and I mean that -- by President Act Like Be a Drunk, having a little "fun" at the expense of senior citizens:

Q: I seem to remember a time in Texas on another problem, taxes, where you tried to get out in front and tell people it's not a crisis now, it's going to be a crisis down the line -- you went down in flames on that one. Why --

The President: Actually, I -- if I might. (Laughter.) I don't think a billion-dollar tax relief that permanently reduced property taxes on senior citizens was "flames," but since you weren't a senior citizen, perhaps that's your definition of "flames."

Q: I never got my billion --

The President: Yes. Because you're not a senior citizen yet. Acting like one, however. Go ahead. (Laughter.)

Q: What is there about government that makes it hard --

The President: Faulty memory. (Laughter.)

Q: -- to address things in advance, before it's a crisis?

The President: Do we have a crisis in Texas now on school property taxes?

Q: Yes, we do.

The President: Thank you.

No, President Black-Out, thank you.

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