You know that old saying, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Every time Bush speaks, his poll numbers drop. And, when He tried to explain away some gaffe he makes, he ends up saying something even more embarrassing.
President Bush said Monday he wasn’t trying to disparage the party now running Congress by referring to it as the ‘Democrat majority’ as opposed to the ‘Democratic majority’ in his State of the Union speech.
‘That was an oversight,’ Bush said in an interview with National Public Radio. ‘I mean, I’m not trying to needle.’
Bush’s dropping of the ‘ic’ at the end of the word prompted grumbling by Democrats that he purposely got their name wrong.
Bush said he wasn’t even aware that he had done it.
‘I meant to be saying, why don’t we show the American people we can actually work together?’ Bush said.
Bush said that there was too much distrust in Washington and he was just trying to elevate it…. err, no he couldn’t have meant elevate could he? Surely he said alleviate….? Well, no- here is the quote:
‘There is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town,’ Bush said. ‘And I’m sorry it’s the case, and I’ll work hard to try to elevate it.’
Then the president conceded: ‘I’m not that good at pronouncing words anyway.’
Freudian slip? Dyslexia? Stupidity? Whatever the explanation, it is no wonder that the majority of the American people just want the Bush Presidency to be over.