Saturday, September 04, 2004

Take a chance on me...

from Slate
For $2.4 trillion, guess what word—other than "a," "and," and "the"—occurs most frequently in the acceptance speech George W. Bush delivered tonight.

The word is "will." It appears 76 times. This was a speech all about what Bush will do, and what will happen, if he becomes president.


Sheryl said...

I was just watching a clip from Moyers about how republicans use words to frame discussions. The guy said that as liberals we aren't supposed to negate what they say, but reframe it.

In this context, I imagine the appropriate thing we should be discussing is Bush's retirement. I say that we definitely do not want him "sent back to Crawford, Texas." He's not even from Crawford!!!

So I guess the real debate here is which state should get stuck with him. And it ain't Texas!!!!

J.R. Boyd said...

The Crawford ranch was purchased by W. in '99, and from what I hear the horses are leased from the original owner.

Sheryl said...

His dad is just as bad. I remember when he was running for President, his official Texas residence was some hotel (I think it was in Houston.)

I'm surprised there are no family members who are "natives" of California or New York--they have a lot of electoral votes there as well.

I think Connecticut should take Bush back. He was born there, and Yale accepted him despite his lousy academic record.

As a 6th generation Texan, I say he's done enough damage to my state. We had a wonderful governor named Ann Richards (a genuine native of Texan), who was so progressive. She was making cool things happen in this state before Bush came along and ran on his dad's name.