Ernest Hemingway:

As Ernest Hemingway once said...
'All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.'

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

the president is accidentally funny

The President doesn't spy on 'ordinary' people. Isn't that reassuring? I'd love to know what his definition of 'ordinary' is. I think that's the best example of politics at work that I've seen in a while. 'Ordinary' could mean just about anything. They're so darn good at double talk, it's not even funny.

Or his press secretary is, anyway. Do I think Bush could pull that one off on his own? We're talking about a guy with minimal control of the English language. Very doubtful. This makes me think of some great Bushisms, otherwise known as Bushspeak:

"I aim to be a competitive nation."

"I strongly believe what we're doing is the right thing. If I didn't believe it — I'm going to repeat what I said before — I'd pull the troops out, nor if I believed we could win, I would pull the troops out."

"If the Iranians were to have a nuclear weapon they could proliferate."

"Those who enter the country illegally violate the law."

"Wow! Brazil is big." —George W. Bush, after being shown a map of Brazil by Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brasilia, Brazil, Nov. 6, 2005

"We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job. That's what I'm telling you."

"We are fully committed to working with both sides to bring the level of terror down to an acceptable level for both."

"Arbolist … Look up the word. I don't know, maybe I made it up. Anyway, it's an arbo-tree-ist, somebody who knows about trees."

Nothing like a good laugh on a rainy Tuesday afternoon. Thanks, Dubya!

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