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Friday September 27, 2002
01:39 PM

Leader of the Free World

[ #8057 ]
From JOHO the Blogger:

I've captured from The Daily Show the clip of W struggling to say "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Notice the look of abject fear as he realizes that he's going to muff it and it's going to end up on the news, and on damn fool weblogs.

And so it has.

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  • Would have liked seeing the part where he says it's from (Texas|Tennessee|whatever).

    I still like that guy!

    --
    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • I'd be a lot more wary of any public figure who didn't trip up, occasionally, during an extemporaneous speech. I'd hate to be on tape continually!

    • *occasionally*?
      --
      Were that I say, pancakes?
    • Yeah, if it was occasional then that'd be cool. Clinton goofed occasionally. Bush's gaffes are frequent and often edited out [washingtonpost.com] of the public record, despite being immortalized wherever possible [about.com]. The only reason you think it's occasional is that most of his malapropisms aren't widely reported, or aren't commented on.

      --Nat

      • The only reason you think it's occasional is that most of his malapropisms aren't widely reported, or aren't commented on.

        Their apparent absence proves their frequency?

        I know you're not a big fan of the Bush administration's policies, and that's fine. It just seems pretty lazy to criticize the guy for getting tongue-tied. Maybe he's a lousy speaker, and that's fine by me too. My point is that there are plenty of people, friend and foe, ready to pounce on every word he says.

        If I were on the recor