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Old 09-21-2005, 09:23 AM   #1
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Jeb Bush Unleashes His Chang

gee this family almost makes mine look normal maybe Chang should have been appointed head of FEMA instead of Michael Brown

After more than an hour of solemn ceremony naming Rep. Marco Rubio, R-West Miami, as the 2007-08 House speaker, Gov. Jeb Bush stepped to the podium in the House chamber last week and told a short story about "unleashing Chang," his "mystical warrior" friend.

Here are Bush's words, spoken before hundreds of lawmakers and politicians:
''Chang is a mystical warrior. Chang is somebody who believes in conservative principles, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism, believes in moral values that underpin a free society.

''I rely on Chang with great regularity in my public life. He has been by my side and sometimes I let him down. But Chang, this mystical warrior, has never let me down.''

Bush then unsheathed a golden sword and gave it to Rubio as a gift.

''I'm going to bestow to you the sword of a great conservative warrior,'' he said, as the crowd roared.

The crowd, however, could be excused for not understanding Bush's enigmatic foray into the realm of Eastern mysticism.

We're here to help.

In a 1989 Washington Post article on the politics of tennis, former President George Bush was quoted as threatening to ''unleash Chang'' as a means of intimidating other players.

The saying was apparently quite popular with Gov. Bush's father, and referred to a legendary warrior named Chang who was called upon to settle political disputes in Chinese dynasties of yore.

The phrase has evolved, under Gov. Jeb Bush's use, to mean the need to fix conflicts or disagreements over an issue. Faced with a stalemate, the governor apparently "unleashes Chang" as a rhetorical device, signaling it's time to stop arguing and start agreeing.

No word on if Rubio will unleash Chang, or the sword, as he faces squabbles in the future.


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Old 09-21-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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Bill unleased his Wang

sorry, couldn't help it

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Old 09-21-2005, 03:17 PM   #3
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Originally posted by nbcrusader
Bill unleased his Wang

sorry, couldn't help it
omg...that is so 6th grade

but I cannot help myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you substitue "wang" for "chang" thorough the whole article it makes for some damn funny readin'

his "mystical warrior".....!!!*tears...

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Old 09-22-2005, 02:07 AM   #4
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I'm kinda "offended" by it, because I'm a fan of Oriental culture, and so many times is it...... just.... dirtied and messed with.

I mean, maybe "Jeb" really does spend a lot of time on Eastern mysticism, or what have you, but......

''I'm going to bestow to you the sword of a great conservative warrior,'' he said, as the crowd roared.
That's just... distasteful....

When I think of Bush I think of texas, think of guns, think of hillbillies etc, think of many things. Not all bad.

But..... a sword??

Come on, America is not a place for swords...
Swords tend to mean something.
They aren't supposed to be shoot em up gun guns, or trinkets we see in "american" movies.

I don't really know what the whole story is behind it, but my intial reaction is........ a form of disgust.
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Well, the writings of Sun Tzu have influenced many Wall Street bankers.

Nothing wrong with being open to different cultures.
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