Forget that I asked

The president, weary of questions, throws out one he shouldn't have.

Published March 20, 2006 9:27PM (EST)

At the end of his speech in Cleveland today, George W. Bush said he'd be "glad to answer some questions." But when the questions at the lunchtime event dragged on a little long for his liking, Bush blurted out, "Anybody work here in this town?"

Think Progress beat us to the inevitable punch line: Not as many as used to, sir.

Since Bush became president, the unemployment rate in Cleveland has increased by 29 percent, from 4.5 percent in January 2001 to 5.8 percent in January 2006.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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