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Friday, August 13, 2004
Funny Math
You know... It seems funny to me how different candidates get different treatment in the press... I know, I am very naive, but I want to believe in a fair press. The latest example of the press being nothing but an outlet for John Kerry's campaign is this nice piece.

John Kerry's stated tax policies reduce government revenue by over $400B in 10 years. His stated spending promises would cost an additional $2T over that same period. Sen. Kerry gets a 2.4 Trillion dollar pass from the media when he claims that he would lower the deficit.

This is in stark contrast to the story put forth by Mr. Hassett regarding John McCain's 2000 campaign.
My most vivid memory of the campaign was an elevator ride in New Hampshire that I took with the McCains the night before the plan was released. A very serious Cindy McCain paused on her way to their room, looked me in the eye and said, "Kevin, the numbers better add up." They did, but if they had not, the McCain team was convinced, the media would have had a field day with it.

And remember, John McCain is the one Republican the press likes. What would they do to President Bush?

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