Posted by: Tony Carson | 6 October, 2007

Does Bush only butcher phrases when trying to show compassion?

Here something to look for:

Mark Crispin Miller, the author of “The Bush Dyslexicon,” once made a striking observation: all of the famous Bush malapropisms  —  “I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family,” and so on  —  have involved occasions when Mr. Bush was trying to sound caring and compassionate.

By contrast, Mr. Bush is articulate and even grammatical when he talks about punishing people; that’s when he’s speaking from the heart.

From Paul Krugman: Conservatives Are Such Jokers.

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  1. I never thought of it that way. But that seems pretty accurate.


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