Confidential to the Pipsqueak

…But the rest of you may read, too.
Once upon a time the Pipsqueak had a friend who had somewhat differing political views than young Squeak, and who wanted to collect silly things politicians had said. We suspect that it was really only one politico that Squeak’s friend had in mind, but no matter. We do not make political unity a matter of fellowship. We joined in the fray with delight, but soon found ourselves playing alone, as our quotes were primarily from the D. side of the playground.

With that bit of history in mind, you will understand why young Squeak should quickly click on the following link and find some interesting reading.

Bushisms or Slatisms?

Well, we can’t wait for Pip, so we share enough here to whet your appetites.
From the website:
“You would think that George W. Bush would make enough verbal gaffes that a journalist wouldn’t have to try to trick his readers into thinking that Bush is more inarticulate than he is. But Slate, under the direction of Jacob Weisberg, must come up with a Bushism of the Day to feed their feature and the cash cow of calendars and other merchandise catering to Bush-loathers. Eugene has been insightfully covering these over the last year or so.

Accordingly, on days when Bush has made no real mistakes, Slate must squeeze quotations out of context or pretend that informal, off-the-cuff speech should look on the page like edited prose.”

Incidentally, in some cases, Slate must actually take words spoken by somebody else and put them in the President’s mouth. But why are you still here? Go read the whole thing, already!

UPDATE: Broken links should be working now

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