A Cautious Man
January 31, 2007
 
Wordsmith
Both TBogg and Holden at First Draft provided an example of the President's habit of explaining things to us, as if we were children, or at least less informed than him:
Yesterday, I went to the Caterpillar plant in Peoria, Illinois -- that's where they make big bulldozers.

We're spending money on cellulosic ethanol -- that's a fancy word for saying some day we're going to be able to convert switch grass into energy that powers your cars.

These reminded me of my favorite episode of "President Bush explains a word". It was the one where he gets the word wrong, and then sounds even more clueless as he explains the meaning of the wrong word -
It seemed like to me they based some of their decisions on the word of -- and the allegations -- by people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people that had been trained in some instances to disassemble -- that means not tell the truth.

It's actually still on the White House website, from a May, 2005 discussion of an Amnesty International report on detainees.

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