The Difference Between Saying It and Doing It

What if I told you right now, right this minute, I'm going to lose 20 pounds?

You'd probably be thinking one of two things. I'd go for a lot more than 20, Cavuto. Or, who's to say you're going do it?


I can say anything I want. Doing it is another matter.

Take this Saddam Hussein weapons inspections news. Everyone's delighted and flabbergasted he's letting those U.N. guys back in. But last time I checked he only said he's going to let them in. Now he has to actually let them in, then keep them in, then keep letting them come back in.

If this guy's history is anything like mine with diets, just don't hold your breath.

I have a thing for Cheetos. He has a thing for cheating.

I have a thing for snacks of sweets. He has a thing for sleight of hand.

Here's the difference: When I cheat, I have only myself to blame. When he cheats, we have only us to blame. When I cheat, I get fat. When he cheats, we get antsy.

I'd like to take Saddam at his word. But just like me and diets, I've learned some people have an easier time eating their words than keeping them.

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Neil Cavuto serves as senior vice president, anchor and managing editor for both FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN). He is anchor of FNC's Your World with Cavuto - the number one rated cable news program for the 4 p.m. timeslot - as well as the FNC Saturday show Cavuto on Business. He also hosts Cavuto on FBN weeknights at 8 p.m. In addition to anchoring daily programs and breaking news specials on FNC and FBN, Cavuto oversees business news content for both networks and FNC's weekend business shows, including Bulls & Bears, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin' In. Click here for more on Neil Cavuto.