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Sunday, September 05, 2004

Crazy Quilt of Polls

According to , the most recent national polls on the presidential races are all over the map. Here's a summary:

Pollster Kerry Bush
American Research Group 48 47
The Economist 45 44
Leger 47 51
Newsweek 41 52
Rasmussen 45 49
Time 41 52
Zogby 44 46

It seems clear that Bush is getting a bump from his dishonest and mean-spirited convention, but it's not clear how much. Here in New Mexico, a Journal poll released today has Bush with 45% and Kerry at 42% in a poll conducted Aug. 27 -- Sept. 1 sampling 908 registered voters statewide. Eight percent were undecided, 1% said "none of the above" and 1% wouldn't say. David Cobb of the Green Party, Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian Party and independent Ralph Nader each had 1%. The margin of error was plus or minus 3%, so the race remains a statistical tie.

September 5, 2004 at 11:21 AM in Candidates & Races | Permalink

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I snorted coke with George Bush after the Vietnam War, and I just want to say, when the chips were down, George Bush deserted his fellow coke users. Yep, when the silver spoon we were using broke, George refused to loan us his, resulting in a bad blow for some of us when we had to improvise with a fork.

It's true: George W. Bush was born with a silver spoon up his nose. Spread the word!

Posted by: Coke Vets for Truth | Sep 5, 2004 6:28:00 PM

I've been hearing that rumor too and I have to say that from my experience with Coke Nose Georgie, what you say is very true! And have you heard the rumors about Heather?????

Posted by: Coke Vets for Truth Too | Sep 6, 2004 12:14:05 PM

And then we have this:

BUSH 'TOOK COCAINE AT CAMP DAVID' Sep 6 2004
And wife Laura liked dope, says book
By Emma Pryer

GEORGE W Bush snorted cocaine at Camp David, a new book claims.

His wife Laura also allegedly tried cannabis in her youth.

Author Kitty Kelley says in her biography The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, that the US President first used coke at university in the mid-1960s.

She quotes his former sister-in-law Sharon Bush who claims: "Bush did coke at Camp David when his father was President, and not just once either."

Other acquaintances allege that as a 26-year-old National Guard, Bush "liked to sneak out back for a joint or into the bathroom for a line of cocaine".

Bush has admitted being an alcoholic but, asked during the 1999 election if he did drugs, he said: "I've told the American people that years ago I made some mistakes.

"I've learned from my mistakes and should I be fortunate enough to become president I will bring dignity and honour to the office."

Later an aide clarified his remarks saying Bush hadn't taken illegal drugs in the past 25 years.

Kelley says that the Bush family covered up scandals because of their wealth and influence. She claims George W started drinking at school and continued at Yale university to overcome shyness.

Former student Torbery George says in the book: "Poor Georgie. He couldn't relate to women unless he was loaded."

Another says: "He went out of his way to act crude. It's amazing someone you held in such low esteem later became president."

His supporters have slammed the allegations as outrageous.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/tm_objectid=14609301&method=full&siteid=50143&headline=bush--took-cocaine-at-camp-david--name_page.html

Posted by: Diet Coker | Sep 6, 2004 3:19:23 PM

interesting, isn't it that the press pciked up on the poll with the widest difference , and broadcast it all over the country. I wonder if it had been the reverse would they have done the same thing?

Posted by: Jeanne Carritt | Sep 7, 2004 9:59:41 AM

So true, Jeanne. And now it's coming out that the methodologies used in the Time and Newsweek polls are suspect. Other pollsters are saying they included too many Republicans in the samples so the results are skewed. Figures. The big media like their BushCo.

Meanwhile, all these holy holies don't seem to mind that their candidate was a nasty, lying drunken cokehead for most of his life. Or that he and the neocon chickenhawks all supported the Viet Nam war while avoiding service. Real gung ho.

Posted by: barb in albq | Sep 10, 2004 9:52:07 AM

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