Saturday, August 07, 2004

Dark Horse Figures

A detail from Fox News' latest poll is more than a bit puzzling to me:

- More knowledgeable on the issues
Bush 43 (was 48% two weeks ago)
Kerry 40 (was 32% two weeks ago)

George W. Bush is more knowledgeable than John Kerry? Does this surprise anyone else? For objectivity and bipartisanship, President Bush barely pays attention to the news. Just look at his excerpt from the Washington Times (which I hope is spin meant to appeal to honest, simple folk):

...[T]he president often cites articles that Mrs. Bush flags for greater scrutiny, even when he has not personally slogged through those stories. Mrs. Bush routinely delves more deeply into the news pages than her husband, who prefers other sections.
"He does not dwell on the newspaper, but he reads the sports page every day," Mr. Card said with a chuckle.

I wish I could laugh along with Andrew Card, but somehow that tidbit seems a little distressing.


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