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  •  Who else noticed Bush's blank moments? (none)
    There were two or three times where Bush lost his train of thought completely. Just like two or three seconds of staring into space trying to come up with a word.

    THOSE were Bush's worst moments.

    •  How (none)
      about when Bush agreed with Kerry that nuclear proliferation was the greatest threat to the U.S., and then Bush stammered through his answer?  Made you feel reassured and comfortable, eh?
    •  I watched in a lecture hall full of rowdy students (4.00)
      Every time one of these moments happened, the whole crowd erupted with laughter.  One guy tried to start a "The Wave".
    •  Staring into space - one of Bush's strengths (none)
      Something about staring into space seems oddly familiar with Bush.  Wait...I think its coming back now...something about a classroom...and wait...a book about a goat...oh darn i forget!
    •  I sure did (none)
      He started one of the 90 second rebuttals going "Umm..." for 5 seconds. I believe it was the "nuclear proliferation" question, which really took Dumbya by surprise.

      Amateurs talk strategery, professionals talk logistics

      by Young Freud on Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 10:10:41 PM PDT

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      •  how about... (none)
        At least once or twice Bush demanded a one-minute extension, followed by, "um, uh, um..." blink, blink, blink...
        •  Proliferation secret weapon (4.00)
          Damn that was nice.  Bush's team must have thought Kerry would mention the war on Iraq or terrorism.  He did some impressive Kung-Fu by bringing up nuclear proliferation and slammed it home with the North Korea and Iran references he had been bringing up all night.  Very skillful.

          Bush was left with the option to ignore it (and therefore implying he didn't care about nuclear proliferation) or have a go on a subject he was [b]clearly[/b] unprepared for.  

          Well done Mr. Kerry

        •  bre: blink blink (none)
          Remember children! Cocaine abuse can cause permanent brain damage.
      •  It was "My Pet Goat" all over again! (none)
        Bush really didn't know if he was actually going to be able to string together the 8-syllables required to say "nuclear proliferation".  He hesitated, said "um-um" a bit, then started the sentence and halted on the precipice of saying it and finally delivered, "nucular proliferation", like a chump, er, champ...

        And let's not forget all those Iranian "Moolahs" and the "vociferously fighting" Iraqi insurgents.

        •  I still think he had a (4.00)
           radio mike secreted somewhere  on his person, everytime he stammered and stopped I just had images of garage doors opening all over Florida.

          "Calmer than you are Dude....calmer than you"

          by sula on Fri Oct 01, 2004 at 12:26:24 AM PDT

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        •  Vociferous (none)
          Was it me, or did Bush actually sneak in a "vociferous" at one point?  I was impressed by that one.

          George W. Bush's Plan to Fight Terrorism:
          1) Invade Iraq
          2) ???????
          3) Democracy!

          by TrentL on Fri Oct 01, 2004 at 05:38:33 AM PDT

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          •  vociferous (none)
            But I think he used it wrong.  Something about rebels "fighting vociferously" - so the rebels were yelling loudly while they were fighting, so what?
            •  used it wrong and said it wrong (none)
              i can't even approximate the misprounciation.

              why would you vote for demonstrated incompetence, when you could vote for the probability of competence?

              by lizzerd on Fri Oct 01, 2004 at 10:59:55 AM PDT

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              •  Someone (none)
                in another blog's comments asked about what it meant:

                Last, but sooo typical. Does anyone here know what "ficiferously" (sp?) means? I'll use it in a sentence: "That's why they're fighting so ficiferously!" If it helps, my son heard it as "viciferously."

                I heard it like the son did.  My fiance turned from his computer and looked at me to see if it was a real word.  I responded:  ooh, Bush just used a big word.

      •  Nutella Profiteroles? (none)

        I thought that is what Roi du Soliel Arbusto McChimp II said at first.


        No, the Sultan's demands are still not sufficiently rational; the only lasting peace is one based on reason and scientific principle -- Horatio Jackson

        by rgilly on Fri Oct 01, 2004 at 12:39:30 AM PDT

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    •  As the rabbits say... (none)

      ...the dude went tharn.
      •  A musical interlude... (none)
        in tribute to rabbits caught in a tharn state everywhere.

        Kerry is our El-ahrairah...

        Bush, u embleer elil General Woundwort?

        No, the Sultan's demands are still not sufficiently rational; the only lasting peace is one based on reason and scientific principle -- Horatio Jackson

        by rgilly on Fri Oct 01, 2004 at 12:50:55 AM PDT

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    •  Very... painful... (none)
      on the radio.


      Every second of it seems M-U-C-H L-O-N-G-E-R.  It was really clear that Bush was fishing for a hook to hang onto a couple times at least... trying to figure out what he could say that was sort of related to the topic of the question.

      O it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant--Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act II

      by ogre on Fri Oct 01, 2004 at 12:41:27 AM PDT

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    •  I think Bush has lost a few brain cells... (4.00)
      ...since he became president.  Whether it's Alzheimer's, or him being a "dry drunk", or him being an actual drunk, or him taking anti-depressants, or for some other reason, he is less mentally accute than when he became president.  Those big pauses with the dear-in-the-headlights look occur whenever Bush has to speak off script, which is very rarely due to the fact he gets them.  Being president ages a man.  For Clinton, it turned his hair white and gave him a heart condition.  For Bush, it went straight to his brain.

      And there is a chance we might re-elect this man. <shudder>

      •  agreed (none)
        This is something that I've noticed about dear ol Chimpy.  Clinton's aging became most apparent in his second term, but Bush doesn't even look like the same person.  I think that the sour puckered-up look on his face has stuck that way, just like his momma said it would.

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