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A Charge To Keep?

Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 4:06 AM


President Bush is proud of a painting that he calls, "A Charge To Keep."

"When you come into my office, please take a look at the beautiful painting of a horseman determinedly charging up what appears to be a steep and rough trail. This is us. What adds complete life to the painting for me is the message of Charles Wesley that we serve One greater than ourselves," Bush explains in his autobiography, which he also named after a Methodist hymn.

But Scott Horton of Harper's Magazine reminds us that the painting by artist W.H.D. Koerner, has nothing to do with what Mr. Bush calls it, or what he thinks it means.

Instead, it was an illustration for a short story about a horse thief who makes a narrow escape.


So after Bill Clinton's supposed blitz in South Carolina, which failed to deliver the state for Hillary, she comes out to remind people that she's the one who's running, not Bill.

Funny, I thought you'd found 'your own voice' after New Hampshire.


A quick reality check - one woman voter in a story about black women voters cited her reasons for voting for Hillary. Among them was, 'I won't have to worry about my children going to war.'

Hel-ooooooooooo! First, there's not a draft, so unless your little darlings trot off to the recruiting office and sign up, they're still not going. Second, Hillary was the candidate who said she couldn't promise getting our troops out of Iraq before 2013.


President Bush is slated to give his final State of the Union Address tonight. It's expected he will talk about the economy, and suggest again making his tax cuts permanent.

White House Spokeswoman Dana Perino described the speech as a 'sprint to the finish.'

Oh, so you admit the Dunce-in-Chief has been slacking off on his homework and is now trying to get an 'A'? Looks like that 'horse thief racing out of town' thing really is his legacy.


An ad for Victoria's Secret will be among the commercials that air during the Super Bowl, supposedly appealing to the 41 million women expected to watch the broadcast.

Or is it because Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady is dating supermodel (and Victoria's Secret regular) Giselle Bundchen?



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