favorite quote from last night's speech:"ah boo [pause] gah rave prison"-W.i can't believe he stumbled on this. i mean, i understand the prison's name is in foreign language but its been recited over and over again on network news, leno, cnn, fox, etc hundreds of thousands of times!! even I know how to pronounce it. besides, hes the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (the PUSA). just this little blunder proves we'd be better off with a chimpanzee in the oval office than bush.
I like Moore, but I know he's done his share of exaggeration-for-effect (I further admit that even that may be a generous interpretation). The Weekly Standard, though, isn't exactly a bastion of journalistic integrity, and Fred Barnes isn't exactly Honest Abe.
but i don't think his texas accent or the frequent mispronunciation of words or even his stupidity (if he really is) means he can't be a competent president.
after all one of the great legal minds of the century, justice oliver wendell holmes, said of one of our great presidents, fdr, that he had "a second-class intellect, but a first-class temperament."
the guy has other gifts or talents that might make for a capable leader. for one he reputedly knows how to charm people close to him (if not the public).
his mispronunciation of the prison's name demonstrates his ineptitude in current affairs. it also shows he didn't prepare his speech well enough. likewise, a student who didn't do the readings and didn't prepare for his presentation is a bad student.
biased quote. holmes was a conservative justice appointed by a republican president. fdr was a democrat. i'm sure rehnquist and scalia wouldn't have the nicest things to say about bill clinton either. yet clinton was a self made man who went to georgetown and yale law school (obviously a bright guy).
i don't care if bush is mr. casanova or an even smoother player than friggin' snoop D O double G. i care about the president's (along with all other elected official's) ability to get this country out of the downward spiral that its been going on for the past few years. the bush admin isn't doing that.
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