Read my lips: I’ve heard this before

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President G.W. Bush vowed “not over my dead body will they raise your taxes.” Of course, the ghost of his not yet dead dad immediately appeared to me. It was the senior Bush’s failure to keep this promise that cost him a second term in office, despite his overwhelming Gulf War popularity. Will his son suffer the same fate?

History is indeed cyclical. Or is that, recyclical.

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