Yesterday afternoon I noticed a story on MSNBC.com that predicted huge (HUGE, I tell you!) job growth numbers for June.
I almost posted last night to expect numbers much, much lower. I didn’t, and today we get
Now, I’m just thinking out loud here. (What am I talking about? That’s what this entire site is for!) But what if someone wanted to make 112,000 new jobs sound like a bad thing? How could you spin that so that it didn’t help Bush?
What? Only 112,000 stinking jobs? Unemployment didn’t even go down!
Sure, I was expecting more jobs than 112,000. But what do I know? I just read the news. And if I only read the news and didn’t think much about it, I’d probably be disappointed by a measly 112,000 new jobs in June.
But I do think about it. At least a bit. And I realize that Bush’s opponents are going to have to work pretty hard to convince folks that 112,000 new jobs is a bad thing. I also realize they’ll give it the old college try.