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Jan. 29th, 2004
11:24 am -
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January 29th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
I'm against the Mars probe too. The increase in the NEA's funding is significant because a) it's been a prominent target for elimination by conservatives for years b) given the fact that he has control of the presidency and Congress, he could eliminate it with little cost to himself c) despite b), instead of eliminating it, he's chosen instead to increase its funding. Thus, he reveals himself yet again as an authoritarian hypocrite, pandering to whoever he thinks will help get him elected. And a bad panderer at that, since the NEA's cheerleaders probably aren't going to change their minds about him, and it really pisses off his base.