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July 17, 2006

Works For Me!

I love the way the media pounced on Bush's use of a four letter word, especially in this headline that says Mideast crisis drives Bush to colorful language.

Bush replied: "What they need to do is to get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit." Shortly afterwards Blair noticed the microphone and hastily switched it off, but not before the recording had reached news media.

{The correction from "it" to "is" in the quoted text is mine, there is a typo in the actual article}.

Hmmm, reminds me of an occasion on which Ronald Reagan, purportedly not realizing a mic was live, scared the piss out of the Soviets with a quip about preparing to launch missiles.

I like the fact that the leaders of the U.S. and Britain are friendly and informal enough in their private conversations to speak without having to be "PR". The way the media sounds, you'd think this was an earth shaking event. Possibly even more earth shaking than when a President makes adulterous "whoopie" with his interns, lies to Congress, commits rape and serves up sexual harrassment as frequently as a server in a diner delivers coffee to customers.

Personally, I'd've preferred, "Tony, I hope Israel tears those terrorist motherfuckers a new asshole", but you can't have everything....

Posted by Seth at July 17, 2006 11:25 PM


I like your preferred quote...that would have been funny as hell. the left would shit their pants...

Posted by: Michael at July 24, 2006 08:39 PM

It sure would've given them something to carp about, and fed the NYT for at least a couple of months, LOL!

Posted by: Seth at July 24, 2006 09:50 PM