Bin Laden: Honorary GOP Member?

By Anthony | February 28th, 2006 | 8:29 pm

Well, not exactly, but Bush thinks he’s been helpful nonetheless:

President Bush said his 2004 re-election victory over Sen. John Kerry was inadvertently aided by Osama bin Laden, The Washington Examiner newspaper reported Tuesday. The al Qaeda leader had issued a taped diatribe against Bush the Friday before Americans went to the polls … “I thought it was going to help,” Bush said. “I thought it would help remind people that if bin Laden doesn’t want Bush to be the president, something must be right with Bush.”

Bush may be right – the bin Laden tape may well have helped nudge things in his favor. However, I have a problem with his analysis: What makes him so sure it was “inadvertent”? Surely bin Laden would realize that the American people would be against the wishes of a known terrorist. What better way for bin Laden to influence the election than to let America think that he wanted Bush out of office? Which, if true, would lead to the conclusion that in reality, something must be “wrong” with Bush. Did Osama actually get the result that he wanted?

One Response to “Bin Laden: Honorary GOP Member?”

  1. Fecund Stench Says:

    Gwacious, that was convawuted. Osama wanted our first string and sadly got it.