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Friday, June 25, 2004
  "GeorgeWBush.com quiz for the ignorant", or lessons in marketing failure

Okay, I admit the title of this post may be a tad harsh, but look at the questions:
GeorgeWBush.com :: Economy:
"How many working families are benefiting from President Bush's Jobs and Growth Act?
12 million
23 million
34 million
18 million"
What if I believe it hasn't even helped 12 million? What about a 'none of the above' choice?

GeorgeWBush.com :: Compassion:
"Which part of President Bush's compassionate conservative agenda is most important to you?
Fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic
Encouraging faith-based initiatives
Promoting independence & an ownership society
Reviving civic involvement & volunteer initiatives"
I'm just not sure how to answer this. It'd be nice if I actually saw him 'funding' the programs he talks about.

GeorgeWBush.com :: Health Care:
"President Bush's work to offer Americans more health care options includes which of the following?
Preventive care that keeps us healthy
Patients can choose their doctors & hospitals
Prescription drug benefit for seniors
All of the above"
If you can have an 'All of the above' choice, again, why not a 'None of the above' choice? "President Bush's work" is an odd phrase. It must have occurred during a lull on a flight from Kennebunkport to Crawford, Texas.

GeorgeWBush.com :: Education:
"Which of President Bush's education priorities and reforms is most important to you?
Holding schools accountable
59% increase in school funding
Local control & flexibility
Options for parents over low-performing schools"
Sorry, I just can't get past the "59% increase in school funding". When did this happen? Why are the schools in my area broke? I mean, 59% is huge. Do you think the economy can afford it?

GeorgeWBush.com :: Homeland Security:
"How do state and local communities use the $7.8 billion the Bush Administration has provided communities for terrorism preparedness?
Train and equip firefighters, police, and paramedics
Plan and prepare for a rapid response if needed
Improved communications for first responders
All of the above"
Last I talked to the local first responders, uh, they sort of said, uh, well, we haven't actually seen the money yet, but we're sure the promise of money is helping to save lives. Or something like that.

GeorgeWBush.com :: National Security:
"President Bush's defense budget will fulfill which of these goals?
Increase pay for our servicemen and women
Continue to eliminate inadequate military housing
Provide the next generation of weapons to assist our troops in the field
All of the above"
Again, excuse me. I must not pay enough attention. I thought Baby Bush wanted to reduce the danger pay, and has under funded VA care for soldiers, and...Oh, yeah, um, how much is these little wars going to cost?

GeorgeWBush.com :: Environment:
"President Bush's Clear Skies initiative would reduce the most harmful power plant pollution by what level?
20%
40%
70%
50%"
I hate to be a stickler, but precisely which substance is the "most harmful power plant pollution"? Oh, I know, just super nit-pickey, but by harmful, do you mean to people's health, or to the corporations' profit margins?

Anyway, I am happy to share my quiz results w/ you, here in this public forum. Though it appears that I was unable to answer a single question correctly based on the available answers and that should be pretty humiliating, but I guess I just don't get that embarressed about my ignorance anymore.

NOTE: The quiz is set up like a good sales pitch. I was taught to NEVER ask a customer a question that they could possibly respond in the negative. So, no "yes/no" questions unless you were sure the customer will answering the positive, i.e., "Sir, you care about your home, don't you?" Other than that, always provide the choice of answers, which is exactly what's going on here. This moment of business education was brought to by Un-Employed Bloggers of America (UEBA)(Pronounced 'you-ba').

Oh, this post and the one below, are the result of directions by lies.com, including lies.com - Where's George?So blame John. 
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