So you know all the great Presidents? You know, Lincoln, the Rooselvelts, that millionaire playboy who was shot in the head? Did they ever have to eat their words or retract previous statements? Because the one we have right now has to do this all the time. Currently, Bush and his smug cadre of lying self-servants are having to explain what his oft-repeated catch phrase "stay the course" really means.
Said President Bush, "The characterization of, you know, 'it's stay the course' is about a quarter right. 'Stay the course' means keep doing what your doing. My attitude is: Don't do what you're doing if it's not working -- change. 'Stay the course' also means don't leave before the job is done."
I had no idea that "stay the course" was such a mutable phrase. Bush makes its meaning as maleable as the word "smurf."
"Laura, hon, would you stay the course with the ketchup?"
"Oh man, after all them Dr. Peppers, I have to stay the course big time!"
"If we stay the course about these Al Queda ties, they'll have to go along with the invasion."
Sure, it's probably just semantics, but underneath it all, I think the President's usage of the phrase belies one ultimate truth:
"This is way harder than Dick and Karl made it out to be. I have no idea what I'm doing."