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B. Thomas Cooper is a freelance journalist, photographer, blogger and historian. Topics include Political Commentary, Satire and History

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Say What, Again, Mr President?

The Infinite Echo
B. Thomas Cooper

I have just returned from two weeks in New York, during which time I managed to do very little writing. I didn’t write about Iraq, nor Iran. I wrote not a word on Lebanon. In fact, I seldom turned my laptop on.

Having purged such dribble, I would like to begin by addressing a new Zogby poll that concluded most American adults are more familiar with the Seven Dwarves and the Three Stooges than the Supreme Court and our three branches of government. This goes a long way toward explaining why George w Bush managed to get elected president twice. Most Americans are indeed, poorly informed at best. Around these parts, them folks are commonly referred to as idiots, but for purely political reasons, I will abstain from using the term at present. Still, one must wonder how in Gods green Earth these chuckleheads ever got through the fourth grade.

So then, without further distraction, I present to you, the reader, a whole new collection of DubyaSpeak to share with your neighbors, although, you may need to read it to them, as I suspect they may be unable to read it themselves.

At any rate, this should be good for a few laughs.

REPORTER: Is the tide turning in Iraq?
George W. Bush: I think -- tide turning -- see, as I remember -- I was raised in the desert, but tides kind of -- it's easy to see a tide turn -- did I say those words?
June 14, 2006

"We shouldn't fear a world that is more interacted." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., June 27, 2006

President Bush: "Peter. Are you going to ask that question with shades on?"
Peter Wallsten of the Los Angeles Times: "I can take them off."
Bush: "I'm interested in the shade look, seriously."
Wallsten: "All right, I'll keep it, then."
Bush: "For the viewers, there's no sun."
Wallsten: "I guess it depends on your perspective."
Bush: "Touche.
--An exchange with legally blind reporter Peter Wallsten, to whom Bush later apologized, Washington, D.C., June 14, 2006

"Trying to stop suiciders -- which we're doing a pretty good job of on occasion -- is difficult to do. And what the Iraqis are going to have to eventually do is convince those who are conducting suiciders who are not inspired by Al Qaeda, for example, to realize there's a peaceful tomorrow."
George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 24, 2006

"If people want to get to know me better, they've got to know my parents and the values my parents instilled in me, and the fact that I was raised in West Texas, in the middle of the desert, a long way away from anywhere, hardly. There's a certain set of values you learn in that experience."
George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 5, 2006

"I was not pleased that Hamas has refused to announce its desire to destroy Israel."
George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 4, 2006

“I can look you in the eye and tell you I feel I've tried to solve the problem diplomatically to the max, and would have committed troops both in Afghanistan and Iraq knowing what I know today." --George W. Bush, Irvine, Calif., April 24, 2006

There you have it. Proof that reality is stranger than fiction. You just can’t make this stuff up. You just have to sit back and let it roll off his tongue. Obviously, Mr. Bush has been diligent in his determination to butcher the English language, but what the hell, no-one with a modicum of sense is listening to him anymore, anyway.

By the way, if you find these Bushisms neither funny, nor alarming, chances are, you may be one of those there aforementioned idiots I respectfully declined to mention earlier on. I suggest you remove your blinders before proceeding with life.

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