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Day 521: And Here I Thought They Meant New Orleans

A CBSNews.com science-and-technology feed blurb announces, “… and bloggers buzz about a State of the Union omission.”  To find out which bloggers were cited regarding the glaring non-mention of New Orleans, I paged through the linked article and found:

When President Bush delivered his State of the Union address last week, he left out a small suffix that had a big consequence to many bloggers. After honoring Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Mr. Bush said, “I congratulate the Democrat majority,” he said, dropping the last two letters from “Democratic.”

So was the slip on purpose or merely a grammatical accident, many continue to ask. The president said it was merely an oversight, that he wasn’t trying to disparage the party now running Congress. But many liberal bloggers are not convinced.

How anti-climactic.  Moving right along, a Democrat is someone who belongs to or supports the Democratic party.  My theory: The Prez doesn’t know the difference, not unlike more than half of America.  Next.

Light blogging ahead: lightning strike trip to Wisconsin and Krewe du Vieux preparation.  Await pictures and low-downs.

2 comments… add one
  • mominem January 31, 2007, 4:07 PM

    There has long been an effort by some in the Republican Party to call their opposition the “democrat party”. That is the party made up of those calling themselves “Democrats”.

    The thinking is that calling it the “Democratic Party” makes it sound like the Republican Party is less supportive of democracy and less democratic in its operations. It also irritates some on the other side and I’m sure that has something to do with it.

    It’s a dumb game. Bush could just as easily not called them by name and referred to them as the “new leaders” or something.

  • Saheli February 1, 2007, 12:49 PM

    That’s a really dumb game b/c I’m fairly supportive of republican values — as in, this is a republic. I don’t lose the word just b/c its their party name. (I took a class in college briefly called Republican Prose — as in the Roman Republic — astounding some friends.)

    Yeah, Maitri, I also thought that was an anti-climactic thing to make a big deal of, NO being a good example of what else was more important.

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