How does Bush’s ongoing “trifecta” joke, in which he lies about having claimed only to return to deficit spending in case of war, recession, or national emergency, compare to Al Gore’s claim to having invented the Internet? It seems like Gore took a lot more heat for his gaffe than Bush has taken for repeatedly referring to a campaign claim that he never actually made, and that is actually relevant to public policy. Steve Bogart points out that the irony is particularly thick in that Gore actually did make a statement about war, recession, and national emergency in 1998. (Insert your own joke here.)