Tuesday, September 13, 2005

When Bush "takes responsibility," always look for the weasel words 

AP's editors help the Preznit out by writing the headline—except that the headline doesn't match what Bush actually said:

Bush Takes Full Responsiblity for Katrina Blunders
(via AP)

Interesting, if true. But read on:

"To the extent the federal government didn't fully do it's job right, I take responsibility," Bush said.

Omigod! Bush just executed an incredible triple weasel—flawlessly!

Just look at those weasel words: (1)"To the extent," (2) "fully," and (3) "right"! What a performance! That man can spin! If I were on the judge's panel, I'd give it a 9.0, except I'd have to take off a couple tenths on style, for the ears, that narrowness between the eyes, and that weird lump on his back...

And kudos to the AP editors for helping Him out with that "fully" in the headline, that's not actually part of His remarks...

Of course, Bush and the Republicans believe that the Federal government's "job" is to hold still so they can drown it (back); trashed so it can't function (back). So by those standards, Bush can feel a great deal of pride in the "job" He's done...

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