Attention White House press corps: I’ve got an idea to make President Bush look like a bumbling fool. I know it’s as easy as asking him what day it is, but with the Fed lowering interest rates to 4.5 percent Wednesday, the press should ask Bush what the rate is. The same question was posed to Australian prime minister John Howard and he botched it.
It will be more evidence that Bush isn’t the fiscal conservative he claims to be. The interest-rate jab to the knockout blow of him being the highest spending president on record.
Speaking of political missteps, Clinton stumbled last night.