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  • by chromatic (983) on 2002.09.27 16:21 (#13398) Homepage Journal

    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