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Sunday, November 21, 2004

Got Yacht ?

Congress passes spending bill and adds pork:
  • $2 million for the government to try buying back the former presidential yacht Sequoia, which was sold three decades ago. Its current owners say the yacht is assessed at $9.8 million.

I don't think anyone knows what they really intend to do with the yacht, but Atrios implies that it may become another presidential plaything, or something that will fulfill Bush's pledge:
"We need an energy bill that encourages consumption." - President Bush, Sept. 23, 2002, Trenton, New Jersey, speech

Compared to the yacht, Kerry's sail-board looks like a thrifty investment. Remember the "Windsurfing" attack ad by Bush against Kerry? Here it is, direct from www.georgewbush.com, with the infamous tag line $87 Billion For Our Troops:

Now if we take a look at the picture of the Sequoia and compare it to the yacht motoring behind Kerry, we see a definite resemblance.

In fact, pasting the Kerry "Windsurfing" ad into the picture (lower right), we finally get to see the full rethug world-view in action.
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  • $87,000,000,000 For Our Troops
  • $10,000,000 For Our Commander

That comes out to a bill of $87,010,000,000.


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12:37 AM  

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