Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Political language can sometimes be deceiving

Politician: No comment
Perverse Pencil: I'm guilty as hell!

President Bush: My new Clear Skies program will cut pollutants across the board.
PP: Future data results reveal pollution will increase by four fold compared to the Clean Air Act, to include several timely journalist snap shoots of children gasping for breath as the President declares his program a triumph.

P: I have no recollection of that name.
PP: My old golfing buddy. We've done many 'high wheeling deals' together at the private country club. But you didn't hear it from me.

P: I assure you the tax payers dollars are going to the appropriate funds.
PP: Like into my Carnival Cruises account.

P: The rumors on my having a mistress are false accusations trumped up by my political opponent. I have been a devoted husband and father throughout my marriage.
PP: It looks as though the mansion I want to purchase in the richies district is bankrupt considering my wife will take half of everything I own in divorce settlements.

P: It's been a real pleasure and honor to have served the people.
PP: And especially to my special interest pals which I helped fatten wallets for personal gain in return.

P: It is my promise and commitment to you to not add any new taxes.
PP: Except the "other" tax hikes that will not go in to affect until after my term.

[*Glowing* smile and choreographed circular hand waves like that in which you'd find at parades]
PP: It sure feels good to have won this tight and heated candidate race despite the backs I've had to stab.

P: Lets get a picture of the Governor playing ball with the neighborhood kids.
PP: We need the Governor to appear to connect with the average person, despite the fact that the multi-millionaire was born rich and has never had to sweat one day in his/her whole life.

P: Apparently my opponent could not be with us tonight for our live televised debate.
PP: [Hired hitmen are staging a suicide with the lifeless body they executed.]

8 comments:

gallimel said...

Political Language is disguise by nature ;)

Lo said...

If anything, class-warfare rhetoric is even more unpleasant when spoken by conservatives than it is when coming from liberals.

Otherwise, yes, politicians are scummy.

I still think Bush is generally honest, though.

Dry Guy said...

Actually, Bush is fairly honest considering a source of mine told me he even acknowledge to not wanting to know the exact details of what goes down amongst his appointed. He is certainly trying his best to appear religious and servicable to the people. As the commander, he is still responsible even if it his appointees who are carrying out the dirty work on the unlawful environmental acts.

Lo said...

There are no lawful environmental acts.

Dry Guy said...

"I still think Bush is generally honest, though."

LOL!

Dry Guy said...

"I still think Bush is generally honest, though."

LOL! He and his administration just seal documents for the better good of the people.

"If anything, class-warfare rhetoric is even more unpleasant when spoken by conservatives than it is when coming from liberals."

At this point in the debate I have to assume you are shaking my leg. It's okay to attack liberals, but whenever a conservative is doing questionable mispractices it is not. But the important thing is you then will be consistent when it comes to liberal political practices.

Lo said...

The whole attitude of "them evil rich is out to get us" bugs me, is all. ;)

Besides, the DNC is more corrupt and beholden to the rich than the GOP. Mentioning only Bush, or any conservative, is not just unfair it's imbalanced.

Some of us just like to see things from every side. :)

Bouncie said...

"Besides, the DNC is more corrupt and beholden to the rich than the GOP. Mentioning only Bush, or any conservative, is not just unfair it's imbalanced.

Some of us just like to see things from every side."

And you are the balanced one. I give up.