Notwithstanding this posting being made on Election Day proper, perchance it might be worthwhile to note where "Dubya" was quoted (or so Al Gore hath it during one of the late rallies last week) as claiming that "Social Security is not a Government programme."
Which makes you wonder just what kind of stuff "Dubya" must be taking, and perhaps in camera more than anything....
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Oh, he said it all right, but, again, it's one of those flubs that most of us don't really consider damning. Very intelligent people sometimes suffer from "spoonerisms" and the like. (Off hand, I'd say that intelligent people suffer more than dull people from slips of speech.)
There's a L.A. talk show host, Bill Handel, who has a hilarious collection of his "Handelisms." You never know what he's going to say...and neither does he!
G.W. knows that social security is a federal program (he'd use the Texan spelling, of course.) He just fumbled it around a little.
Whose perfect? (Grin!)
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Actually I think the line in question was something like this: " ...do you think Social Security should be run like some federal program?" Not saying it WASN'T a federal program, but he probably meant "like all the OTHER federal programs". In other words, your money, bureaucratic overhead, red tape, etc. A lot of fuss over nothing... again...
I had a job interview yesterday, first in 17 years, and faced a gauntlet of 5 interviewers. I was fairly nervous, and forgot some of the questions halfway through the answers, so I can sympathize with *anybody* who gets tongue-tied and short-brained while speaking in public.
During a campaign rally, shortly before the election at the College of DuPage, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois George W Bush said "Al Gore wants to run Social Security like it's some kind of program or something". Very little was made of it by the media here in Chicagoland but the film clip was shown on the local news. Spoonerism, I don't think so.
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