Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Laura Bush to the rescue

More news on Laura Bush's impending appearance on the "reality show" Extreme Makeover.
Mrs. Bush sought to be on the program because she shares the "same principles" that the producers hold, her press secretary said.

...the show will broadcast from an underserved shelter near Biloxi, where a convoy of trucks stocked with everything from mattresses to pants will arrive, courtesy of Sears, one of the show's sponsors.
I don't know what scares me more about this. That the White House called the show and asked to be booked on it, or that the show won't air until sometime in November. That suggests to me that they expect the reconstruction to still be floundering over a month from now and they'll need the PR for Bush's approval ratings.
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Anonymous KS said...

Laura Bush shares the same principles as the producers? I'm not sure what those might be, but we all know her husband's principles - cut taxes for the rich and make up the difference by gutting programs and tax deductions for our poor and middle-class citizens.

The home mortgage deduction appears to be under the microscope now. Comptroller General David Walker is telling Congress that eliminating the tax deduction on home mortgage interest could save the government $76 billion in foregone revenue this year. In other words, if you have a large mortgage and/or home equity loan that you pay interest on, you would no longer be able to deduct that interest when you itemized on your tax return. This would bring in more revenue for the government and most likely increase the amount the taxpayer owed at the end of the year.

I guess the Bush administration has to pay for all those tax giveaways to the rich somehow - it's just a shame that the little guy is having to pay the bill for his party.

8:16:00 PM  
Anonymous KS said...

It's all starting to make sense now. Wonkette posted this quote today from CNN regarding Tom DeLay's indictment, and in the process revealed the motive behind Laura Bush's appearance on Extreme Makeover:

"The indictment accused DeLay of a conspiracy to "knowingly make a political contribution" in violation of Texas law outlawing corporate contributions. It alleged that DeLay's Texans for a Republican Majority political action committee accepted $155,000 from companies, including Sears Roebuck, and placed the money in an account."

4:41:00 PM  

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