Friday, October 17, 2003

Dean on Bush

At his meeting with reporters from USA TODAY and Gannett News Service, Howard Dean fired a string of zingers at President Bush:

* ''His view of life starts at about $250,000 a year and goes up.''

* ''I think the president's philosophy is that if you're rich, you deserve it, and if you're poor, you deserve it.''

* ''I want repeal of the $87 billion worth of tax cuts that he gave away to Ken Lay and his friends at Enron (to finance the administration's budget request for Iraq). This is insane, what he's doing. I'm not going to let him run a war on a credit card.''

* ''Conducting the foreign policy of the United States (with North Korea) based on the petulance of the chief executive is not the right way to conduct foreign policy.''

* We are ''never going to be able to regain the credibility the United States had as a moral beacon in the world as long as this man is in the White House.

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E.P. Friday, October 17, 2003