Monday, September 04, 2006

One Vacation The President Didn't Take, But Maybe He Should Have -Subtitle:"And My Message To The World Is This: Just Treat Us The Way We Treat You "

Just when you think there is nothing fun to blog about, the president opens his mouth, and there you go. In case you don't keep track of the president's whereabouts on holidays such as this, you would not have noticed that the W was busy delivering another speech today in front of another friendly audience.

The message from the Presidential Propaganda Catapult continues to be about the same things he has been saying for quite some time. From a political stand point repetition is good. But perhaps the president should have taken the day of and cleared some brush at the hobby ranch in Crawford instead.

Stick with me and wait for the punch at the end. Let's have a look:
A couple of other things we need to do, as well. We got to do something about energy, in order to make sure that we're competitive, that this economy will remain strong, that people are able to find work.
Gee, ya think?
...But one things is clear, is that dependence on foreign oil jeopardizes our capacity to grow. I mean, the problem is we get oil from some parts of the world and they simply don't like us.
Gee, ya think?
And so the more dependent we are on that type of energy, the less likely it will be that we are able to compete, and so people have good, high-paying jobs.
I don't know about this prior sentence. Does it make any sense to you?

And now, here's where it starts to get good. I wonder which speech writers developed the text for this one, but perhaps W had too much of a say in it as the speech is not up to the usual W, Rove and Co standards. Have a look at the second to last sentence for an illustration of what I mean:
And finally, one of the ways to make sure that we're a competitive nation is to continue opening up markets for U.S. products. If I was somebody who was driving a ship, or an engineer on a ship, I'd want to hear a President say, we want you to be selling U.S. products -- transporting U.S. products around the world. See, we got 5 percent of the world's people here in the United States, which means 95 percent are potential customers. And therefore, it's important for us to be aggressive about opening up markets.
And finally, here's the punch line. I know that the President was talking about opening up markets, but really, he should be careful about what he wishes for, because he may just get it for us.
And my message to the world is this: Just treat us the way we treat you. That's all we expect. We just want the rules to be fair -- because I believe this country can compete with anybody, any time, anywhere, so long as the rules are fair. (Applause.)
Boy, I sure hope he meant that folk of the globe should treat us like most average Americans treat them, not the way our government treats them otherwise we are in for a world of shit.

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