(Sorry I misplaced this in the GQ…)
Talking about the Olympics “By coming together in friendly competition, all Olympians are sending the message that freedom and hope are more powerful than terror and despair,” the president said.
Jeez… does anything Bush talks about NOT include the same keywords ? Almost every speech keeps pumping the same mind numbing expressions: “Freedom”, “Liberty”, “War” and “Terrorism”. A sprinkling of the occasional “power of liberty”, “complete the mission”, “great cause” or “compassionate”.
I got the first speech on the White House site: Carpenter’s Speech.
Same old thing. The same expressions repeated like a mantra. The same ideas banged repeateadly… he is even including “peace” more. Seems the polls about a “war” president weren’t good enough.
He rattles on about values of this and that without explaining how he will accomplish them… and the speeches always have words inducing to his “common man” style… about his “worrying” and his “leadership”… about “America is great”. Anything concrete about how your going to “transform” the world ? Nope.
Nevermind grandiose titles for everything: “Patriot Act”… “No Child left Behind”… “Operation Iraqi Freedom”… “Homeland Security”.
No wonder criticizing Bush is unpatriotic… he is acting like a cult leader of sorts one would imagine. Just check out his speeches… Oh I almost forgot… the always present “good versus evil”.