A Couple of Numbers From Bush's Speeches This Week:
Before heading off to get a running start on one of the last few sun-dappled afternoons of gin and tonic before the dark, heavy stout days of autumn creep in, the Rude Pundit will leave you with a few numbers from Bush's three "major" speeches this week on terrorism:

Total number of times September 11, 2001 or 9/11 were mentioned: 65, including 38 mentions in yesterday's speech alone.

Total number of times Osama Bin Laden was mentioned: 29, including 17 in the September 5 speech.

Well, at least Karl Rove's strategy for the midterms is blatantly fucking clear now.