Bush: Ignore My Lips

And forget Sununu too, Bush tells Congress, as he calls a budget summit and hints that it may even talk about -- shhh! -- raising t---

"The Congress will push me to raise taxes, and I'll say no, and they'll push, and I'll say no, and they'll push again, and I'll say to them, "Read my lips: no new taxes."

-- George Bush, accepting his nomination at the 1988 Republican Convention

"Read my lips: I was lying."

-- Update suggested by NBC-TV's David Letterman last week

A comic overstatement, of course -- but the President was suddenly playing mysteriously coy. After hundreds if not thousands of repetitions that made "read my lips" the most memorable line of the 1988 campaign, Bush last week practically invited Congress to...

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