Thursday, August 05, 2004
Everyone has the remark, but we have it direct from Joseph Curl's White House press pool report (courtesy of Zemblan patriot Anonymous Informant):
The president got off to a slow start in his 11-minute speech, reading from notes in a rather bland way. He got rolling after a few minutes, punching his money lines and making firm gestures appreciated by the military men in the audience (which also had a surprising number of young women). Twice he referred to "al Kie-ee-da." You have his transcript (but note the line sure to appear on tonight's late night comedy shows -- "They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.").UPDATE (via Zemblan patriot K.Z.): See the President uttering his latest, most candid Bushism here.