February 24, 2004

The Daily Mislead

"On February 9th, President Bush endorsed and personally signed his name to a White House economic report that promised he would create 2.6 million jobs by the end of 2004. The report was released to great fanfare, yet, less than two weeks later, the president and his top Cabinet officials are now refusing to stand by those predictions.

Specifically, the Associated Press reports that the president 'distanced himself' from his own predictions, refused to directly answer a question about it, and deployed White House spokesman Scott McClellan to deflect more questions. When McClellan was asked about the president's personal promise to create 2.6 million new jobs, McClellan said the president is not interested 'in crunching numbers.' "


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