Whenever skies are grey, I delve into my collection of Bushisms
. Let's share a few, the latter ones uttered this year.
by Jacob Weisburg (Simon & Schuster, pounds 5.99) - rounds up the best.
." (The one for the day on which this is being written is "Reading is the basics of all learning.") This year, I wouldn't be surprised to find one documenting the diplomatic faux pas, lapses in logic, and simple errors of U.S.
Bush in a Box is a cardboard cutout of President 43 with a set of adhesive speech balloons featuring the usual Bushisms
: "Is our children learning?" "They misunderestimated me"--standard-issue Bush-bashing schlock, on sale at Wal-Mart, made in Malaysia.
President Bush offered up a new entry for his catalogue of 'Bushisms
' yesterday, declaring that his administration will 'never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people.'
Even his propensity to talk in tongues diminished; so-called "Bushisms
" were less frequently reported.
Entering the website 'Bushisms
' opened up a gold-mine of Georgeiana.
One of 2003's leading words is "Bushisms
," to describe the president's oft-satirized verbal style.
He was shouting Bushisms
and waving his arms about that is, until he was removed.
Stenographers should produce a verbatim account of the president's words, says Carl Leubsdorf, Washington bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News, but reporters have an obligation to put gaffes in perspective and "not to make more of it than is warranted." He describes the "Bushisms
" that enliven transcripts as "amusing but probably not terribly relevant....
(14.) Elisabeth Bumiller, "Recent Bushisms
Call for a Primer," New York Times, January 7, 2002.