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Bush would rather..?
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In the State of the Union address, Bush said:

"In a system of two parties, two chambers and two elected branches, there will always be differences and debate. But even tough debates can be conducted in a civil tone."

Maybe it's just me, or does it sound like he's sorry that there are so many as two parties, and he thinks that having so many is responsible for the lamentable political friction he mentions? I almost think he'd rather be heading the One True Party of the One True Country.

Am I reaching? Maybe it's just a poor turn of phrase on his (or his speech-writer's) part. Even if that's all, it shows that the President has a remarkably poor familiarity with any reality other than the two-party system. I wonder if he's even aware how the rest of the developed world functions politically?

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You never did dig up Marc's number from the old apartment complex, did you?

Have I totally forgotten a request you made? Actually, I just looked it up for this apartment--it's in my Palm. Here: 604.433.3621

Welcome! Good luck getting the place--Tillie mentioned it to me and it sounds great.

Rest of the world? What? Huh?

Comments one and three, together. There is a ceratin shortsightedness in Joe American that their worlld does not include the world, or only does if and when America needs to bully or blame someone else for something.

As for Bush wanting to lead with one party, I'd say no - he'd rather lead with no parties at all, other than the booze-filled ones.

quite frankly, he almost totally *IS* the leader of the one true party, etc. It's not like the Democrats have been terribly effective as an oppositional force. Typically the altercations go something like:

Dem: "Um, excuse me, sorry, but... it seems that what you're doing is like... wrong-ish."

Repub: "You're a flip-flopper! You changed your mind about an unimportant issue over the course of 14 years! That means you can't be trusted about anything, ever!"

Dem: "*mumbles defensively and cringes*"

Repub: "That's right, bitch."

Sadly, I don't think I can disagree. It's just unhealthy that the people involved seem to so much like it dysfunctional...

We've got six major parties.

And about a billion minor pretend ones that only have two or three candidates across the country. You guys have regional representatives in government right? That never really occured to me that you wouldn't...

Whoops, I thought this was a post from my friend Rene... similar icon to you Kyn. He made a transcipt of the state of the union that involved several drinking games.

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