The President's Real Enemy

Toward the end of a long campaign day in Pennsylvania last Friday, George W. Bush had one of those primal moments of joyous aggression that come to all good politicians. He was talking about John Kerry's vote last year against the $87 billion appropriation to support the troops and begin the reconstruction of Iraq. "Only a small, out-of-the-mainstream minority voted against the legislation--and two of those 12 Senators are my opponent and his running mate." The crowd booed lustily, but Bush was

not done. He cited Kerry's now infamous quote: "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted...

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