Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over' (The Onion, 21 Jan 2001) Steve Colbert Roasts Bush
There is truth in jest.
Those that do not pay attention what is going on in DC, are missing out on some of the largest investment themes. I do not know how you can be successful investor, by ignoring DC. Remember when oil was $20 a barrel, defense stocks were garbage, the dollar was strong, Greenspan was "the Masetro"....it all seems so silly now.
Take a look at The Onions call on 17 Jan 2001: Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'
January 17, 2001 | Issue 37•01
"During the 40-minute speech, Bush also promised to bring an end to the severe war drought that plagued the nation under Clinton, assuring citizens that the U.S. will engage in at least one Gulf War-level armed conflict in the next four years.
"You better believe we're going to mix it up with somebody at some point during my administration," said Bush, who plans a 250 percent boost in military spending. "Unlike my predecessor, I am fully committed to putting soldiers in battle situations. Otherwise, what is the point of even having a military?"
On the economic side, Bush vowed to bring back economic stagnation by implementing substantial tax cuts, which would lead to a recession, which would necessitate a tax hike, which would lead to a drop in consumer spending, which would lead to layoffs, which would deepen the recession even further."
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28784/print/ Bush On Economy: 'Saddam Must Be Overthrown'
WASHINGTON, DC—Amid growing concerns about the faltering stock market and deepening recession, President Bush vowed to tackle the nation's economic woes head-on Tuesday, assuring the American people that he "will not rest" until Saddam Hussein is removed from power.
October 16, 2002 | Issue 38•38 News
A good humor site to track DC is:
Colbert Roasts President Bush - 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner - 24 min - Apr 29, 2006
An excerpt from the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner. Comedian Stephen Colbert made humorous remarks about various current events and the relationship between the press and the White House. He also presented a video of a mock press conference which ended in a chase scene featuring long-time correspondent Helen Thomas.