Daily Show: Is Bush The New Lincoln?

tds-lincoln-bush.jpgAfter replacing Generals Abizaid and Casey, some in the media have likened President Bush's leadership style to that of Abraham Lincoln. Jon Stewart and John Oliver debate whether or not this is an appropriate comparison.

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Oliver: Perhaps their similar speaking styles will jog your memory..

Stewart: Lincoln is perhaps the greatest orator in American history

Oliver: Correct. With a style that was pure George W. Listen to this rare wax cylider recording from 1858:

Lincoln: A house divided cannot..uhh...cannot... If you divide a house you gotta...uhh... You can't stand in a divided house.

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