September 21, 2007

Bush and language

Perhaps this is too mean of me, but watching the man speak really does give me the heebies. But yesterday's presser (besides the idiot question from Bill Sammons of Fox News allowing the President to be very "disappointed in the Democrat leaders" for not being more offended by the MoveOn ad) was just another example. Really funny, btw, was his attempt to use his "return on success" line and bungle it. Perhaps even he doesn't believe it.

He likes to drop in these little stories as if HE thought of them:
Part of the reason why there is not this instant democracy in Iraq is because people are still recovering from Saddam Hussein’s brutal rule. I thought an interesting comment was made when somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, where’s Mandela? Well, Mandela is dead, because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas. He was a brutal tyrant that divided people up and split families, and people are recovering from this. So there’s a psychological recovery that is taking place. And it’s hard work for them. And I understand it’s hard work for them. Having said that, I’m not going the give them a pass when it comes to the central government’s reconciliation efforts.
I suspect that interesting "comment" came from a speech writer or political hack. And to watch him mangle this effort is really amazing. When John Kerry mangled a joke, it was offensive, when Bush mangles a sentence it is called "Tuesday."

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