So how ironic is it that President Bush – arguably the most ill-spoken public servant of all time – actually used the word correctly? When an open mic recently recorded a conversation between Bush and Tony Blair, Bush made headlines for using the word “shit” in reference to the current situation in Lebanon. What the flurry of blog and news posts about this event seem to have missed is perhaps the biggest news of all: Bush may not be as big a nincompoop as we all thought. And how scary is that?
Here’s what he said:
“See the irony is what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it’s over.”
Yes, it is certainly ironic that it is Syria (sponsor of terrorism) that would be called on to reign in Heabollah. It is exactly ironic!
Personally, I find it scary that Bush may have been porposefully speaking like a complete numbskull just to keep us off guard; To keep us feeling that he’s not ad dangerous as he really is. When an accidental open mic catches Bush being this candid and clear-spoken, it just makes it that much clearer how obfuscated and scheming he really is.
Run to the hills.