"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
President Bush has heard pleas for an extension of the deadline to sign up for new Medicare drug coverage from lawmakers, seniors advocacy groups and finally two women in his audience Tuesday. He’s rejected them all.
“Deadlines are important,” the president said at a retirement community, less than a week before the last day for most seniors and the disabled to enroll in the program without facing higher prices. “Deadlines help people understand there’s finality and people need to get after it.”
You know, even allowing for his policy blunders, I can see how it is that this guy is so very popular, given his unerring ear.