November 08, 2004
JAMES WOLCOTT RE-ELECTS BUSH! No, really. Here's the analysis. First, Wolcott calls down killer hurricanes on America: "I root for hurricanes. When, courtesy of the Weather Channel, I see one forming in the ocean off the coast of Africa, I find myself longing for it to become big and strong--Mother Nature's fist of fury, Gaia's stern rebuke." Faith moves mountains: Gaia hears Wolcott's fervent prayers, and Florida gets a pounding unmatched in recent decades.
And look what happens next:
Last month, American employers added 337,000 new jobs, the largest increase in seven months.
The biggest single engine for job creation was the hurricanes.
Part of the pick-up in jobs was down to the worst hurricane seasons for many years. About 71,000 new construction jobs had been added - the most since March 2000.
Kathleen Utgoff, commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, said this "reflected rebuilding and clean-up activity in the south-east following the four hurricanes that struck the US in August and September".
The result: Bush carries Florida handily. No doubt the thank-you note from Karl Rove is in the mail! And Pat Robertson must be burning with jealousy at Wolcott's display of faith-based efficacy.