— President George W. Bush, March 26, 2004
You'd think he would at least give Al Gore credit for the metaphor.
Bush's call in the speech for universal broadband by 2007 has gotten press attention, but not the second half of his sentence:
The good news is that Bush acknowledges that only with competition will broadband be affordable and a platform for innovation. The bad news is that he's for monopoly broadband by a date-certain three years from now, and competitive broadband “as soon as possible.” Why do I suspect his administration will do more to achieve the first goal than the second one?