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June 10, 2004

WashPost: Economy No Boost for Bush

Tell us something we didn't know.

But I was chagrined to read this:

By October 1994, economic growth had climbed to a healthy 4 percent, and unemployment had slid from 7.5 percent in 1992 to 6.1 percent. Yet President Bill Clinton's economic job approval ratings were stuck at 43 percent, with 52 percent disapproving. The GOP swept into power on Capitol Hill the next month. It was not until June 1996, more than five years into the longest peacetime economic expansion in history, that Clinton's approval ratings on the economy turned solidly positive.

I had no idea that the public might take so long to register that the economy is booming. Last time I checked, George W. Bush did not have five years until the upcoming election.

What's the opposite of cowbell?

Maybe a gif of Tory Amos in concert.


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