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Opinion

The facts about Bush's record

Letter writer David A. Liddle calls out another letter for not having his "facts right." This, right before going into an anti-Bush rant that, well, has all of the facts wrong.

Mr. Liddle claims that the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 14,000 when President Bush took office (it wasn't, it was just over 10,000), and that the price of gasoline was over $4 per gallon when Mr. Bush left office (in fact, it was well below $3 gallon when he left office).

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To be clear, I personally don't think presidents hold a whole lot of sway over gas prices.

And I agree with another of Mr. Liddle's points, that it's easy to be popular if you cut taxes and there is no pain anywhere.

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Still, with even a minimal amount of effort The Sun would have seen that Mr. Liddle had his facts all wrong, and in many cases wasn't even close with his numbers. That should have set off alarm bells, whether or not the editors are in sync with his anti-Republican beliefs.

Michael DeCicco, Severn


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