Thursday, May 25, 2006

These are such "good times"

Tony Snow's fantasy spin:
"Snow deflected: 'You also mentioned the fact that poll data show people think the country is going in the wrong direction. Ask a different question: How are you doing? Are you doing better off than you were a year ago? Turns out that we are. . . .

'When people look at their real lives, they understand that there's a war on terror going on out there -- and I understand the vague apprehension that goes on, because we all remember September 11th, we don't want it to happen again.

'But meanwhile, how are people acting? They're taking vacations. They're buying homes. They're buying goods and services. They're acting as if they're living in good times -- because they are.'"
Kind of harkens back to Ari Fleischer's "blessed life" comment a few years back, when he said, no, Americans don't need to be concerned with energy conservation or the's truly remarkable if he thinks that these are "good times."