January 25, 2006

Bush's Education Gap

From The Boston Globe: "In the question-and-answer period, there was a moment when Bush was caught confused about his assets in another arena. Someone asked Bush, ''Recently, $12.7 billion was cut from education . . . How is that supposed to help our futures?'

There was applause from the crowd.

Bush stumbled. ''Education budget was cut? Say it again. What was cut?'

The person said, ''$12.7 billion was cut from education. And I was just wanting to know: How is that supposed to help our futures?'

Bush said, ''At the federal level?'

The person said, ''Yes.'

Bush said, ''I don't think we've actually -- for higher education?'

The person said, ''Student loans.'

Bush said, ''Student loans?'

The person said, ''Yes, student loans.'"

Now that Shrub is doing more of these unscripted Q&A's, we're going to see more moments like this. It would be entertaining if it weren't so sad.

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At 9:24 AM, Cristina Sleiman said...

Hi Bernie,
How´s everything with you and your wife?
Do you remember me? I got you at the airport, here in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I work at Senac, with Prof. Jarbas and Francisco.
So I just stop by to say hello and wish you and your relatives a Happy 2006.
Bye. Cris
http://360.yahoo.com/crissyntics

 
At 1:37 PM, Philip Molebash said...

Beautiful.

 
At 8:24 PM, Anonymous said...

Sad but true. Cuts without knowledge of what they are doing. I hope people keep asking questions and maybe more people will start listening.

 

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