So for 2006, Bush is trying to again shape the argument and his vision on the Iraq war, so he spoke to some folks in Kentucky today about it.
It's yet another example of how out of touch Dubya is. All scripted-questions aside, this was his answer to a question from a 7-year-old who asked how people can help the war on terrorism:
"One way people can help as we're coming down the pike in the 2006 elections is remember the effect that rhetoric can have on our troops in harm's way and the effect that rhetoric can have in emboldening or weakening an enemy."Do 7-year olds know what "rhetoric" means? Or what it means to be "emboldened"? I mean, maybe it's just me, but I didn't even know how to spell rhetoric until college, when I found out my friend was majoring in it. Sure you have smart kids, you don't need to leave me comments about how your kid's been in MENSA since birth or anything. My point is that his inability to even see his audience, to modify his speech, to basically, humanize things, shows his one-track mindedness when it comes to the way he governs.
This kid was probably like, "huh?"