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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Statement of Congressman Sherman


Jan 20, 2005
Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) released the following statement on President Bushs inaugural address today:


œDuring the campaign, the President gave us the rhetoric of General George Patton.  In his inaugural address, he gave us the oratory of Jimmy Carter.  Perhaps the policies of President Carter will follow. 


œI strained to see President Carters face as President Bush crystallized the theme of his address stating: ˜We will encourage reform in other governments by making clear that success in our relations will require the decent treatment of their own people.  Americas belief in human dignity will guide our policies.


œOn domestic issues, President Bush seemed to equate ending slavery with ending Social Security as we know it. I would respond:


œIts a cold day in Washington.  It will be a cold day in Hell before we privatize Social Security.