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"Need some wood?"

I'm sure all America got quite a laugh out of that Bush line in last night's debate. Unfortunately:

...Kerry startled Bush by saying that the president is counted as a small business for tax purposes because he once earned $84 from a timber company he owns.

"I own a timber company?" Bush asked. "That's news to me." Then he paused and added, "Need some wood?

That baffling exchange arises from an analysis by the Annenberg Public Policy Center's FactCheck.org debunking Bush's claims that Kerry's plans to raise taxes on the richest Americans would increase the tax burden on 900,000 small businesses.

The analysis found that the Bush campaign is counting every rich person who has even $1 of outside business income as a small business owner, even if they have no employees.

The analysis said even Bush qualifies under that definition because he reported $84 in income from his part-ownership of a timber enterprise on his 2001 federal tax return...

Politics · Fri, 10/08/2004 - 19:57 · Importance: 1

Thu, 10/14/2004 - 07:36
matt

Bush's need some wood comment was clutch. He has my vote!

Tue, 10/12/2004 - 09:52
www.needsumwood.com
www.needsumwood.com

This site came up within an hour after the debates, crazy! www.needsumwood.com

Tue, 10/12/2004 - 07:46
Need Some Wood
www.needsomewood.us/

In honor of the latest Bushism, we've set up a site making fun of George Bush for his strange "Need some wood" comment. We've also set up a store at Cafe Press offering items for sale showing Bush with a wooden head. You can visit www.needsomewood.us. We hope you find this amusing. Let's put Bush on the defensive and make this the quote that follows him for the rest of the campaign! Remember to vote in November!