Monday, January 17, 2005

Little Anti-Bush Digs From ABC, Ass. Press

During ABC's Sunday World News Tonight, reporter Geoff Morrell compared President Bush's upcoming war-time inaugural clebration with that of Franklin Roosevelt during WWII. He said, "during World War II Franklin Roosevelt opted not to have a parade or a party -- just a White House swearing in followed by a small luncheon of chicken salad and pound cake."

One small item Morrell failed to mention... FDR was in the process of dying at that time. He would only survive three months past that inauguration (he died in April 1945).

Also, a Thursday night Associated Press (AP) dispatch: "Some Now Question Cost of Inauguration." The AP's Will Lester led with how the $40 million for the inaugural could buy "200 armored Humvees with the best armor for troops in Iraq" or "vaccinations and preventive health care for 22 million children in regions devastated by the tsunami."