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Wit and Wisdom for a One Party State

A handbook for government by wishful thinking

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Analogize, v., To change the subject.

2008 GW BUSH 24 Jul. ""There's no question about it, Wall Street got drunk, that's one of the reasons I asked you to turn off the TV cameras. It got drunk and now it's got a hangover. The question is how long will it sober up and not try to do all these fancy financial instruments."

Ostracism, n., A good long collective pout.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Refinement, n., The essence of culture and good taste.

2008 GW BUSH 17 Jul. "The other thing is that -- I'm sure you know this, April, but we haven't built a refinery, a new refinery in the United States since the early '70s. It makes no sense. And yet you try to get one permitted, it is unbelievably difficult to do. People aren't willing to risk capital if they're deeply concerned about how their capital is going to be tied up in lawsuits or regulations. And we import a lot of gasoline, refined product from overseas."