. . . Tuesday August 24, 2004

Doing the Twist

W is often charged with twisting and mangling his own sentences. But his real talent may be in doing the same thing to the sentences uttered by his opponent (it is critical to realize that both sets of twists and mangles are pre-meditated and done with the same goal in mind).

Dana Milbank has some examples including this one:

“Every performer tonight in their own way, either verbally or through their music, through their lyrics, have conveyed to you the heart and soul of our country.” — Kerry, July 8

“The other day, my opponent said he thought you could find the heart and soul of America in Hollywood.” — Bush, Aug. 18

Concentration is important!