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Old 07-13-2003, 06:42 PM   #16
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I don't necessarily think that quote was mistranscribed.

People don't speak English the same way they write English. Bush probably said "it's very interesting when you think about it (pause) the slaves who left here to go to America (pause) because of their steadfast and their religion and their belief in freedom, helped change America".

99.9% of Slate's Bushisms of the day are similar to this quote--spoken speech, when transcribed literally, can often lead to absurdity.
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I don't necessarily think that quote was mistranscribed.

People don't speak English the same way they write English. Bush probably said "it's very interesting when you think about it (pause) the slaves who left here to go to America (pause) because of their steadfast and their religion and their belief in freedom, helped change America".

99.9% of Slate's Bushisms of the day are similar to this quote--spoken speech, when transcribed literally, can often lead to absurdity.
All the coke and booze Dubya enjoyed before being "born again"
has rotted what brain he had. It's no surprise he can't say a
single coherent sentence.

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Old 07-13-2003, 10:50 PM   #18
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Oh man, I get tired of hearing about the "coke". Fact is that while Bush admitted to having been an alcoholic and having done marijuana in the past, he never admitted to using cocaine, nor has any viable source ever accused him of that.
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I don't necessarily think that quote was mistranscribed.

People don't speak English the same way they write English. Bush probably said "it's very interesting when you think about it (pause) the slaves who left here to go to America (pause) because of their steadfast and their religion and their belief in freedom, helped change America".

99.9% of Slate's Bushisms of the day are similar to this quote--spoken speech, when transcribed literally, can often lead to absurdity.
I'd completely buy this interpretation of what happened. Bush tends to have a lot of pauses in his oral presentation.

I dislike journalists more than Bush, so excuse me if I'm biased.
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Oh man, I get tired of hearing about the "coke". Fact is that while Bush admitted to having been an alcoholic and having done marijuana in the past, he never admitted to using cocaine, nor has any viable source ever accused him of that.

ok.....he must naturally be an airhead then.

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semantics
the journo may have been reflecting bush's pauses in his grammatical formatting but it is more likely the journo inappropriately formatted the grammar of the president.
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