People When President Bush spoke for the first time after the present crisis began he stumbled. At a time when he should have been capturing the spirit of the the moment he described those behind the act as 'folks' -- as though these were a couple of hicks in the wilderness chasing a bird with bazooka guns. Folks!?! It appears this isn't the first time. This article from The Atlantic, published a week ago describe's Bush's other linguistic errors:

"How can a man who says things like, "Laura and I don't realize how bright our children is sometimes until we get an objective analysis"; "My education message will resignate amongst all parents"; "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family''; and "I want a foreign-handed foreign policy"—how can this verbal sloven be President of the United States?"

On Radio Five this morning one of Bush's ex-employees apologetically expressed the opinion that whilst the Amercian president is not a good public figure, he is a master in private. In times like these we need someone who is an all rounder surely?

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