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Replaying his phrases (“hard work,” “30 countries,” “he voted to increase taxes 98 times”), Bush revealed that what he suffers from is not a speaking deficiency but a thinking deficiency. When confronted by pesky facts and annoying objections, Bush can only repeat the ready-made phrases lodged in his mind. His face reverts to the startled look of a bully unfamiliar with counterarguments.

Unmistaken: At the debate, George W. Bush told us everything we need to know.


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Oct. 16th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC)
did you see the article that conjectured that bush may have had a stroke recently and that's why he was a drooling fool at the last debate and had something that some think resemble an rf reciever strapped to his back in the first debate?

omg, how scary would that be, for them to win the election (as if that's not scary enough), it comes out that bush's coke habit has caused him to get a bunch of little strokes, and suddenly dick's the pres ...
Oct. 16th, 2004 01:15 pm (UTC)
related to your article, though, i think the most disturbing exerpt would be:
One of his more striking statements during four years in office is this remark to Bob Woodward in 2002: “I'm the commander. See, I don't have to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being the president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don’t feel like I owe anybody an explanation.”
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