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The Night Before Christmas . . . Bush-style

December 19, 2002
The Night Before Christmas . . . Bush-style

Want proof that the Shrub is illiterate?

Click here and listen as the President utterly ruins the opening of “The Night Before Christmas.” It gets so bad that he has to have Laura step in and continue. He is unable to read the book.

Read that again: He is unable to read the book.

The opening couple of minutes are jaw-dropping, until he hands it off to Laura.

Who here doesn’t know the opening four lines of that famous poem? Anyone? Show of hands?

Finally, we have proof — on the Whitehouse website, no less — that the President is illiterate. We’ve known it all along, and finally, finally, finally, we have the proof.

And we’re supposed to feel safe with this man beating the drums of war?

Found over at Poofle.

11 Responses to The Night Before Christmas . . . Bush-style

  • Hey, I just tried to check out the link and, after a couple of quick alarm beeps, was presented with the message

    “Access to the specified device, path, or file is denied.”

    I tried it a couple of times.

    Has anyone else shared this experience?

    You don’t suppose that such a moving moment has been removed from our part of the Homeland, do you?

  • Works fine on my end, Don. Maybe it’s you that’s been marked by TIA? [wink]

  • Just for the record, the poem is not titled “The Night Before Christmas”, but rather “A Visit from St Nicholas”.

    Also, the first two lines are actually:

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas,
    when all through the house (not AND)

    Be careful where you bandy about the term “illiterate”.

  • Thanks for the head’s up, Anne, along with the lovely pedantic insights.

  • Yep, illiterate and poor memory are certainly synonyms. Whatever would we do without people like you, Anne?

  • Well Kim, my take on the orginal post seemed to be that it was equating Bush’s inability to remember the lines of the poem with illiteracy. I based this on the following passage:

    “Who here doesn’t know the opening four lines of that famous poem? Anyone? Show of hands?
    Finally, we have proof — on the Whitehouse website, no less — that the President is illiterate.”

    So, it seemed to me dangerous ground to criticize someone’s memory of the poem when one’s own memory was not entirely accurate.

    I beg pardon that my interpretation was not correct.

  • Did you even bother to watch the film, Anne? Hmm? Did you see our feckless leader make a complete ass of himself?

  • I did. I didn’t happen to think he made a “complete ass” out of himself. I used to do storyhour. I stumbled over stuff a lot, even when reading from a book, for a variety of reasons. In my opinion it wasn’t that big of a deal. Others disagree.

  • I stumble, too, but examining him during the reading segment, you see serious confusion — more than the moment warranted. It was enough to make me do a double-take and realize that here was the proof that he’s been hiding his dyslexia.

  • I agree to disagree. I’ve been there, and it’s hard to read aloud, especially when there are dozens of preschoolers staring you down (and boy can they be scary) and that’s without lights and film cameras. So, I just saw it as a normal everyday brain fart.

  • I’d agree if he didn’t have crap like this happen all the time.

    The man is lazy, illiterate, dyslexic, and did I mention lazy?

    “nuke-yoo-lar”