November 2, 2003

SCRAPPLEFACE wrote:

(2003-10-31) — The latest figures on decreased jobless claims and a huge increase in third-quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) signal a continuation of the Clinton-Gore economic boom, according to an expert.

“After a brief two year ‘hiccup’ the wisdom of Clinton-Gore still shines through,” said one unnamed itinerant professor who has taught at the University of California Los Angeles, Columbia University, Fisk University and Middle Tennessee State University. “Any time economic indicators are this good, you can take it as an article of faith that it’s the legacy of the two best men ever elected President — Bill Clinton and Al Gore.”

That was parody. Or was it?

As much as the economy weakened in the last three years, it was coming off such a high that it remains stronger by most measures than in the early 1990’s. That high was reached on Mr. Clinton’s watch, but it could help Mr. Bush next year.

Say, maybe they read ScrappleFace at The New York Times!

Or maybe they just, you know, live it. . . .

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