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Logic Behind the Rationale

  Messages 4-3 deleted by author 04-03-2005 07:53 PM
10:21 PM ET (US)
ok :)
David Weinberger
12:52 PM ET (US)
From JOHO, June 17, 2001 (http://www.hyperorg.com/backissues/joho-jun17-01.html):

I am happy to announce, however, that I am accepting
contributions to a new mini-feature called THE LOGIC
BEHIND THE RATIONALE. On June 13 or 14, I heard
Bush explaining that it wasn't that hard to change
the European leaders' minds about the Militarization
of Space Initiative (whoops, I mean the missile
defense shield). They came around, he said, once
they saw the "logic behind the rationale." This
featurette will highlight blatant lapses in logic
from the Shrubster, including prevarications. Here
are the first two:

1. We're told over and over that drilling in the
Alaskan wilderness is necessary in order to end the
US's dependency on foreign oil. Yeah, but any oil
taken out of the ground in Alaska will be sold on
the world market, increasing the oil supply
available to Americans by a whopping 1.25% -- enough
for one SUV to take a load of non-mulched garbage to
the town dump.

2. When asked what he's going to do about rising gas
prices, Shrubya replied that his tax cut will help
people pay their fuel bills. So, why not just
transfer the money directly from the government to
the oil companies?

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