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Obama’s key to success? He needs to speechificate more like Bush

Sometimes, cognitive dissonance can be so bad it hurts. From Powerline’s John Hinderaker:

   Obama thinks he is a good talker, but he is often undisciplined when he speaks. He needs to understand that as President, his words will be scrutinized and will have impact whether he intends it or not. In this regard, President Bush is an excellent model; Obama should take a lesson from his example. Bush never gets sloppy when he is speaking publicly.

   He chooses his words with care and precision, which is why his style sometimes seems halting. In the eight years he has been President, it is remarkable how few gaffes or verbal blunders he has committed. If Obama doesn’t raise his standards, he will exceed Bush’s total before he is inaugurated.

Of course, the Author’s not been noted as a neutral sane observer of these situations, as demonstrated by:

It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can’t get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.

Yes, that’s exactly right. Bush is like Leonardo-friggin’-Da Vinci.


  1. It’s important to reiterate how much of a bubble some conservatives really live in.  

    “In the eight years he has been President, it is remarkable how few gaffes or verbal blunders he has committed.”

    I guess that’s why I have in my kitchen drawer at this very moment a bottle opener, that when used, randomly plays the audio of one the only four he made.

    Then again, I have a set of coasters in my coffee table drawer that are printed with four more (and different) “gaffes.”

    Let’s see…that’s eight right there.  And those are only the “funny” ones.

    Moran, indeed…

  2. anna shane

    the key to his success, now that he’s won which is a success separate from governing, is to bring excellence into government by hiring the best and letting them do what they do.  Unfortunately there is still the senate, that needs its balls scratched, so we can expect some hacks to get hired, and some ‘symbolic’ posts, like Caroline or whoever. but in the main it’s the quality of your hires that makes the company great.  

    I’m sure talking like Bush isn’t even on that list.  

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