We found some puffery in President Bush’s State of the Union address.
The President burnishes the State of the Union through selective facts and strategic omissions.
A DNC TV ad accuses Bush of breaking his word, but it strains some facts in the process.
Bush claims most of his tax cuts went to low- and middle-income persons. Kerry says Pell Grants were cut. Don’t believe either.
Animated cartoon claims Bush cuts education funding, but it’s really up 58%.
Campaign says Internet ad is to ‘set the record straight.’ But it contains some distortions.
Kerry said Feb. 26 that Bush’s budget deficit is “the largest in history.” But by the most important measure that’s not quite true. Half a trillion dollars is the most ever, but several others have been worse relative to the size of the economy.