The Gift of Gab

President Bush’s News ConferenceAmongst all the obfuscation, double-talk, evasions, stuttering, awkward pauses, rote repetitions of talking points and tongue-tied sputtering in President Bush’s news conference this evening — only his third ever prime time conference, by the way — I think my absolute favorite line came during an answer to a reporter’s question about… I don’t even remember what it was about. But Bush went down some long, confusing tunnel of rhetoric and, in seeking to illustrate his assertion that America, apparently, has been charged by God with spreading freedom all over the world, he uttered this lovely gem: “I think the American people will find it interesting that we’re providing food for the North Korea people who starve.” I don’t even know what that means.



  1. I didn’t hear it but I read it this morning in the times and with his almost random use of nouns, verbs, and adjectives I felt like I was reading a Mad-Lib. It was fun.

  2. Do I hear aiding and abbetting, anyone? Sounds to me like he has a compulsion to admit his treasonous actions in a manner that won’t be understood as treason. Sort of like the manner in which he was “elected”.

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