2005/05/29

What does it all mean?

Picked this up from Wired News. It sounded interesting.

Understanding Bush 101

It's no secret that President Bush tends to employ creative uses of the English language. But it's probably doubly difficult for journalists sparring with him at news conferences to always comprehend the meaning behind his words. White House reporter Judy Keen understands the pain of rankled reporters, and has created a guide to help journalists navigate Bush's perplexing phrasing. For example, when Bush says, "I appreciate that question" in response to a complex query, Keen thinks he means, "I need a moment to collect my thoughts." And when asked about slow progress on certain issues, Bush often retorts, "My job is to confront tough issues." Translation: "Although it looks like progress is slow, that's how politics works."-- Jenny McKeel

2 Comments:

Blogger poopie said...

Howdy neighbor! Glad to have some translation help on those bushisms. Happy anniversary to you and the missus.

Sun May 29, 10:48:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Cg said...

We need all the help we can get don't we? Thanks Poopie.
Cg

Sun May 29, 12:15:00 PM CDT  

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