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"Stay The Course"

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Last Edited: October 28, 2006, 2:45 pm

I wouldn't be able to say it any better, so I'm simply directing you to a video on MSNBC where, in a eulogy, Keith Olberman paid tribute to "Stay The Course" after President Bush decided to stop using the phrase.

"Listen, we've never been stay the course..."  OMG, Mr. President. Give me a break!!

 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/

 

"The way he's dealing with it is to try to fudge and fuzz up the issues," said Richard Kohn, a visiting history professor at the U.S. Army War College and Dickinson College, both in Carlisle, Pa. "On the eve of a crucial election, there's so much dissatisfaction with his leadership and the war itself that he has to give the impression that he's rethinking his strategy."

I think from now on, we need to "adjust" the meaning of everything we say, no matter how many times we say it.  The word that's been understood here is "stay" which is obviously the fault of our school system for teaching students using the dictionary.  Obviously the President did take a course that is now popular in the schools where I live. It's called "English as a second language."

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Rick GComment by Rick G - October 28, 2006, 3:39 pm
Saw a funny Daily Show the other day that had clips of the "Stay the course" phrase by President Bush. He has used it a LOT of times. Curious as to whether the phrase will return to vogue on Nov. 8th.
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ToddComment by Todd - October 28, 2006, 7:07 pm
Keith Olberman is one of the most liberal Bush-haters on TV, and an "analyst" for MSNBC, not a news person. That may provide readers some good context for the story, lest they believe Keith Olberman is a real news person delivering facts to the audience.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - October 28, 2006, 11:13 pm
I don't know what's wrong with me lately. I keep making so many mistakes. I meant to say "The word that's been MISunderstood" is stay.

Anyway, Todd - yes, I know Keith Olberman doesn't like President Bush very much, but what about the above comment by a history professor? Interesting statistic I read about college faculties, especially those who teach in the top colleges in the country.

FROM THE WASHINGTON POST:

**College faculties, long assumed to be a liberal bastion, lean further to the left than even the most conspiratorial conservatives might have imagined, a new study says.

By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week. The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans.

The disparity is even more pronounced at the most elite schools, where, according to the study, 87 percent of faculty are liberal and 13 percent are conservative. **
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guesserComment by guesser - October 29, 2006, 1:20 am
Just use the '5 second rule' to anything Bush says, whatever he said he only meant for the following 5 seconds.

I'm totally embarrased by him, we went from the strongest, most feared country in the world to the laughing stock of the world in 5 years.
We have NO influence anywhere anymore, nobody has to listen to us, Isreal, Iran, Venezuela, Mexico, North Korea, Russia, France, they all just laugh, and there is nothing we can do with that clown in office.
5.
justxploringComment by justxploring - October 29, 2006, 2:56 am
Guesser, I've always wondered if he started drinking again after 9-11. Something just doesn't seem right.

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