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What I'd ask Dubya

OK. I've accepted the fact Dubya and I aren't going to have time for a completely honest heart-to-heart chat on his whirlwind trip to Canada. But if we did, here's 10 questions I'd have asked:

1. Did you do cocaine in your youth? If you did, and you want to be president, why didn't the American people have a right to know about it?

2. Why didn't you travel abroad more as a young man? Money wasn't the barrier. So what was it?

3. What was quitting drinking like? Could you have done it without God's help? If not, why not?

4. Which theory best explains the development of human life: Creationism or evolution?

5. What was going through your mind in that Florida classroom after you were told a second jet had hit the World Trade Center towers?

6. For three straight years in your presidency, the number of Americans in poverty rose, as did the number of people without health insurance. As a Christian, how do you feel about that? If you feel bad, why do so many of your economic policies tilt towards making the rich richer?

7. Why did you dismiss your critics who thought the focus of the war on terror should be Afghanistan and not Iraq?

8. A Lancet article put the civilian death toll in Iraq at 100,000. The death toll of Americans in 9/11 (and my deep condolences to your country for the grievous injury it suffered) was put at about 3,000. What would be an acceptable number of dead innocent Iraqis in order to make the U.S. feel safer?

9. How important is oil to the functioning of the U.S. economy? Assuming the answer is “extremely,” as president, is there anything you wouldn't do to ensure supply?

10. You reportedly said: “I believe God wants me to be president” after your second inauguration as governor of Texas. Why do you know that to be true?

Other than that, welcome to Canada, Mr. President.

Got questions of your own? Post them below. Got answers you think Dubya would give? Post those too.

Tue, November 30 2004 » Main Page

2 Responses

  1. Anonymous November 30 2004 @ 1:54 pm

    I would add one more question:
    “Can I offer you a pretzel?”
    — Sarah

  2. Anonymous November 30 2004 @ 10:17 pm