Just Another Odd Thought

17 March, 2008

Sorry for the short posts as of late.  Things are really picking up at work.  I’ll be down in Harrisburg for the bus show in early April and have been fighting through a new travel authorization program.  Also, I am working on a couple of presentations for National Park Week (late April) and working with others on a myriad of projects.  Plus trying to keep up with all the comments on New Sins  (what is the record for time to a thousand posts? (currently at 476)). Anyway, while driving home, I had an epiphany:

Bush is famous (or infamous) for his malapropisms and mangled English (he can be incoherent in at least two languages).  For a full (and continuously updated) list (do not read after eating, some of these will make you nauseous), visit Slate or this site over at Political Humour.  Here’s one of the most recent”

“And so, General, I want to thank you for your service. And I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who are trying to defeat us in Iraq.”—meeting with Army Gen. Ray Odierno, Washington, D.C., March 3, 2008

When I first became aware of these back in ’99, I thought he was trying to be, well, folksy;  trying to build contrast between himself and Al Gore.  Then they continued after the election.  And through the next one.  I know he’s not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but DAMN!  Now, I think I have it all figured out:  it is a legal ploy.

That’s right.  Bushisms are a legal stragedy.  Er, strategy (now I’m doing it).  When he is called before a court of law (here in the US or at the Hague), he can plead either insanity or mental incompetence.  All his lawyers have to do is introduce videos of the Bushisms into evidence, and the case is made.  Either he’s insane, or he has a mental capacity lower than my pet goat (which is stuffed).  It’s a sure-fire stragedy.  And not only that, think of how much money he can make through a legal defense fund.  He’s got it made.

That’s depressing.



  1. “Either he’s insane, or he has a mental capacity lower than my pet goat”

    He’s just a fucking idiot.

  2. Lifeguard: Keep in mind, stupidity is NOT a valid legal defense. If ‘twer so, our prisons would have far fewer inmates. Diminished capacity (mental retardation) and insanity can be used as a legal defense. Idiocy, though painful (for us) is not a defense.

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