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Friday, October 27, 2006

Too Many Daves

It must be pretty cool to have the leader of your political party put in a personal appearance and campaign for you on your home turf. The recognition, the infusion of money-- I think that'd be the neatest thing in the world... or my name isn't Paul Sandwich. Sadly, the press accounts give it pretty short shrift-- are Fearless Leader's moments of ineptitude just that commonplace now?

Bush swung through Des Moines, Iowa, at lunchtime to raise $400,000 for the state Republican Party and congressional candidate Jeff Lamberti, whom the president mistakenly called "Dave" throughout his speech.

That isn't much fun without a transcript, and Salon provides a bit of one:

"No doubt in my mind, with your help, Dave Lamberti will be the next United States congressman," Bush said at a Lamberti for Congress event in Des Moines. "Dave and I believe a lot of things. We believe that you ought to keep more of your own money. We believe in family values. We believe values are important. And we believe marriage is a fundamental institution of civilization."