Thursday, July 21, 2005

C-Plus Augustus

The other day I made a comment about President Bush's patented I-Think-You're-Retarded speaking style. I didn't have the speed or stamina to actually listen to his prattle and transcribe it accurately, but luckily, Digby has found another example:
"What I'm telling you is that we're focused here," Bush said from the Port of Baltimore, where he got a waterside demonstration of cargo-screening techniques. "When you're at war, you can't lose sight of the fact that you're at war."

Among the state-of-the-art techniques Bush observed were computerized systems, sophisticated radiation detectors and advanced X-ray equipment.

"You can look inside in the truck, and you don't even have to get in it," Bush said afterward to an audience of state and local officials and port employees. "That's called technology. And it's working. It makes a big difference."
The article doesn't say precisely when in the speech the president removed his coat and dress shoes and put on his colorful sneakers and sweater, before heading off to consult with his counterpart, King Friday of the Land of Make Believe. But I'm sure that he did it before boarding the magic trolley.

Since we're now apparently living under the benevolent, short-bus reign of the Children's Television Workshop Presidency, I'd like to announce that from here on out, Rovegate will be brought to you by the letter "S."

From the Washington Post:
A classified State Department memorandum central to a federal leak investigation contained information about CIA officer Valerie Plame in a paragraph marked "(S)" for secret, a clear indication that any Bush administration official who read it should have been aware the information was classified, according to current and former government officials.
So either Karl Rove is a liar and a criminal, or he too has the intelligence of a five-year-old.

It's like the country is being run by a kindergarten full of ADD kids.


Mrs_Thrillhous said...

Maybe Rove got his code sheets mixed up and thought that S stood for "share."

Perhaps a little sabotage was in order, since his first wife was also named Valerie. I know how I feel when I come across someone named Fabio. grrr...

Otto Man said...

Sharing is, in fact, caring.