[lit-ideas] Re: "There's an old saying in Tennessee"

  • From: Stephen Straker <straker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 06:28:38 -0700

>> "Fool me  once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on  me."
> Bush just couldn't say it right.  
> He forgot the second half and off-the-cuffed it (like that
> verbing of a noun?).  The off-the-cuff came out making no sense. 

The point is that Bush's little pea brain (Shrub-censor section) will
NOT allow him to say "shame on me" (or anything negative about himself)
in public or even in consciousness, so he got to that part and *had* to
bungle it. Remember how startled he was when in his press conference
somebody thought it plausible to ask what his biggest mistake had been?
He seemed genuinely to wonder whether he had made any mistake ever.  

BTW - I accidentally heard a clip of several sentences spoken by GWB at
the unveiling of the Clinton portrait at the White House, and GWB was
gracious, articulate, even appreciative, indeed, quite spectacularly so.
It should, in all justice, get wide circulation ... might even shut
Limbaugh up for a nanosecond or two. (I should google for this, or
someone? ...) 

Stephen Straker 
Vancouver, B.C.

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