The Therapy Sessions
Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Oh yeah, that war
Check out this interivew I first saw on Patterico's Pontifications:
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Taxes, first words out of President Bush's mouth yesterday in his speech were, they're going to raise taxes, we are not. You said in your speech on Thursday night, we won't raise taxes on the middle class. Is that a rock hard pledge?
KERRY: Rock hard.
STEPHANOPOULOS: No matter what, no new taxes?
KERRY: Absolutely solid. No new taxes on the middle class. . . .
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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But I'm trying to get here at what happens if circumstances change, if the economy slows down, if your plans end up being more expensive than you think. Are you saying no matter what, the middle class isn't going to get a tax increase?
KERRY: That's what I'm saying.
STEPHANOPOULOS: No matter what.
[Stephanopoulos then starts to move on to a new topic, and Kerry has a second thought:]
KERRY: Let me make one caveat.
KERRY: War, obvious national emergency.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, we're at war now.
Rock hard. Got it.
With caveats. OK.
Like we can't be having a war or anything. What happened to "rock hard?"
Rock hard. Like frozen butter. It just can't be exposed to warmth.