Shrub just got sworn in, and already he's giving us just what he promised. This week alone, George W. marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by telling a group of anti-abortion protesters that "we share a great goal." He's pushing ahead with "education reform" (read: vouchers). And he reversed Bill Clinton's 11th-hour decision to add 5,922 acres of federal land to the Browns Park National Refuge in northwestern Colorado. Maybe the new president is trying to distract the American people's attention from the looming recession. Did we hear someone ask, "Whatever happened to the good old days?"
- James Downing
What will you miss most about Clinton? The fodder he provided for jokes.
What will be Bush's big scandal? I don't think that Bush himself will have a scandal. I believe he'll probably have one or two of his appointees, his under cabinet secretaries, I imagine something will happen there.
How are you bracing for the recession? Allowing that there will be a recession, I'm a student, and I'm preparing for a future in a different occupation anyway. So heck, it doesn't affect me right now at this point.
If all hell breaks loose, where will you go? If the world folded tomorrow, because of the election of Bush, I could always go back to building houses or I just stay here in Colorado. There is no reason to go any place else; the grass is never greener.
Name one amusing quirk about the first family. Not to be trite, but I think that Bush's tendency to, as he put it, "mangle the soluble" is always fun to watch.
- Jonathan Brewer
What will you miss most about Clinton? The excitement, his winning personality, and all the trouble he tries to get himself into.
What will be Bush's big scandal? He'll probably misspell a bunch of stuff or trip or throw up on a Japanese ambassador, or something like that.
How are you bracing for the recession? I'm making "impeach Bush" ashtrays in shop class.
If all hell breaks loose, where will you go? Hell is never going to break loose because Americans don't really care. Any other country in the world would have rioted over this past election. I think we are all calm enough where we are just going to sit back and let things happen.
Name one amusing quirk about the first family. A guy that couldn't make it as baseball commissioner can make it as leader of the free world.
- Janet Vititoe
Neighborhood: US Air Force Academy
What will you miss most about Clinton? The sex scandals and the mediocrity.
What will be Bush's big scandal? One of the twins will get into some sex scandal or a Savings & Loan problem comes up again to haunt him.
How are you bracing for the recession? Spending like mad now while I have the money.
If all hell breaks loose, where will you go? Under my husband's protection.
Name one amusing quirk about the first family. There's a picture of President Bush and an ape, and they have the same facial expressions; he looks just like an ape.
-- Jolene Eberwein