martedì 29 novembre 2005

Weekly Review 1: Bushism

President Bush issued pardons to two turkeys, which were then sent to Disneyland to serve as grand marshals at a parade. “The granting of the turkey pardon,” said the President, “is not a responsibility that I take lightly.” The turkeys, Marshmallow and Yam, earned their pardons when they beat out Democracy and Freedom in an online poll.[The White House]

A Vermont teacher was in trouble for testing students with liberal vocabulary questions. “I wish Bush,” read one question, “would be (coherent, eschewed) for once during a speech, but there are theories that his everyday diction charms the below-average mind, hence insuring him Republican votes.

Weekly Review, Harper's Magazine, 29 novembre 2005.

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