Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Stay the course. Repeat.

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."

--The Robo-Pirate




8 comments:

lauren said...

A couple of weeks ago, I was at City Streets for my friends bachelorette party. Also there were these random guys from Georgia. (The country, not the state.) I was a tad inebriated, what with all of the free drinks that were coming from every possible direction, but I remember a conversation with one of the Georgian dudes. It wasn't so much a conversation, but I think he was just putting random English words together hoping that they formed an actual sentence that made sense. Nothing he said makes sense. Basically, what I am trying to say here is that I think the President has about the same grasp on the English language as a group of foreign exchange students. And I'm willing to bet the President wouldn't know that Georgia is a country.

Robo-Pirate said...

HA! "Well Lauren, see, Georgia is in the deep south, you know, where they have such thick accents that you can hardly tell they're even speaking English. That's why you couldn't understand them guys from Georgia," said President Bush. "There's no country called Georgia."

lauren said...

I would have then poked him in the stomach to see if he made noises like the Pillsbury dough boy.

oh really? said...

Seeing how President Bush was in Tbilisi a while back (for you, Lauren, who I am sure didn't know that Tbilisi was the capital of Georgia the country, not the state), you are just showing your ignorance...

The exact date was May 5, 2005...do a google search on the date and Tbilisi if you don't believe me...

oh really? said...

sorry catch that, May 10, 2005...

Robo-Pirate said...

And I'm sure he knew what the capital of Georgia was prior to leaving on his trip.

oh really? said...

Seeing how Bush sent then Secretary of State Colin Powell to Tblisi right after the election of Georgia's Western looking President Mikheil Saakashvili in 2004, I bet you that you are wrong...again. Here is the offical White House link: http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/powell/remarks/28478.htm

I get it, you hate Bush. You have that right. But you better stop you assuming what he does and doesn't know, cause you are only showing YOUR ignorance...again...

lauren said...

All interesting. I stand by my previous statements. I'm not entirely sure he knows where he is at all times. Happens to me sometimes, too.