This phrase was on a bumpersticker seen yesterday. Forget being clever or subtle, just say it like it is. Artful putdowns are lost on the masses.
Is anyone else f-ing tired of how our president carefully crafts what he says so that he is never held accountable for anything? (c.f. "Mission Accomplished," Abu Grahib, compassionate conservatism, the "imminent threat" of Saddam Hussein, and so on and so on...) Bush was vague when the Plame leak first came out and now he has clarified his stance so that no one (important) will take the blame for the scandal. My favorite part of this article is the headline, since he's only partially reiterating anything. He is really revising so that he will have a semantic leg to stand on when he does absolutely nothing.
President Bush said Monday that if anyone in his administration committed a crime in connection with the public leak of the identity of an undercover CIA operative, that person will "no longer work in my administration." At the same time, Bush again sidestepped a question on the role of his top political adviser, Karl Rove, in the matter.
Bush Reiterates Firing Pledge on Leak Case