Tuesday, June 22, 2004

great minds

Here's a more informed look at the patient bill of rights issue.

Although note that the author, William M. Welch, says "...Bush, who claimed credit for a Texas patients' rights law when campaigning for president...", which--typically--fails to call a Bush lie a lie.

And yes, this little issue drove some of us to drink in 2000, when the media was going to such lengths to stretch Gore's life into one big lie, while here was one just sitting there, substantive, easy as pie to check up on, and so crystal clear you'd have to be illiterate to be incapaable of conveying it to the public. (This was one of the main media arguments why Bush never got the same treatment--because his lies required debunking that was too complex for the average mind to grasp.)