The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Staying the course? Yes. I mean no. Uhhh, hang on a sec...

Think Progress has a doublespeak double whammy from Bush, Rumsfeld, and Tony Snow.

Bush, on Meet the Press, Oct. 22: "We've never been stay the course, George [Stephanopolous]!"

Rumsfeld, speaking with Sean Hannity, Oct. 24: "[Bush is] not backing away from ’stay the course.’”

Tony Snow apparently decided to tell Fox News that Bush is stay the course, he's just not that stay the course:
". . .we went back and looked today and could only find eight times where he [Bush] ever used the phrase stay the course.”

Wouldn't you know that some enterprising staffer at Think Progress spent about half a minute on the Internets and came up with a slightly large figure-- like 30.