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Saturday, March 29, 2008

CNN: Bush gives out wrong hotline number — again

Always the same pattern. Republicans always have problems when come to help the middle class and the poor. I am sure none of them had "problems with numbers" when came to bail out the rich.



March 28, 2008
Bush gives out wrong hotline number — again
Posted: 04:00 PM ET

(CNN) – When it comes to a government hotline number for homeowners seeking mortgage relief, President Bush just can't get the digits right.

After a housing roundtable in New Jersey, Bush twice gave out the wrong number in a public statement, saying the relief line was 1-88-995-HOPE – leaving off the third 8 in the area code of the correct number: 1-888-995-HOPE.

At the end of his statement, the president was quietly informed of his mistake and issued a correction.

Bush had trouble with the same number in December when it was first unveiled. Then the president incorrectly said the number was 1-800-995-HOPE.

Anyone who dialed 1-800-995-HOPE did not reach the mortgage hotline, but instead contacted the Freedom Christian Academy — a Texas-based group that provides Christian education home schooling material.

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