Can We Even Call Them Freudian Slips Anymore?

I was listening to NPR on my way to New York today. I wouldn’t believe what I heard if I hadn’t heard it with my own ears. Our Potemkin President (as Doonesbury has finally called him – someone had to) was responding to Kerry’s charges that he goofed in allowing 380 tons of munitions to be stolen in Iraq. And he shouted, in slow, emphatic words, as though explaining the simplest common sense:

“The president… needs to collect ALL the facts… before making politically-motivated statements!”

I laughed so hard I nearly drove off the road. I’m not sure I would feel better even if Bush DID collect all the facts before making his politically-motivated statements. I’d rather he just told the truth. But maybe, this once, he was.