Thursday, August 05, 2004


Bush may be remembered as a President whose linguistic ineptitude conveyed a folksy charm, so endearing as to make him accessible to the electorate writ large. Much like his father’s tortured syntax, Bush happens to suffer from the same embarrassing handle of the English language. Today, Bush outdid himself. Speaking to a gathering of military civilians, Bush used a bit of parallelism to get across his message to the terrorist—a bit of parallelism that was expressed incredibly poorly:

Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

Call it a Freudian slip, expressing what his Super Ego consciously felt his current administration was doing to America. Ironically, Bush unintentionally told the truth.

For more Bushisms go here.

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