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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 02:48 PM
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Bush to say "hopeful signs of progress" 7 times in speech in New Orleans today
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/20...

Bush returns to New Orleans today, three years later, unable to declare success. Instead, according to the text of his speech released by the White House yesterday, he will repeatedly emphasize "hopeful signs of progress."

"Three years later, 'we see hopeful signs of progress,' Bush will say, according to his speech text. It's a phrase he will repeat seven times in his address, to describe reopened restaurants, improving health care, public education and crime-fighting."



James Gerstenzang blogs for the Los Angeles Times about why the speech was released a day early: "White House officials want the focus of the day to be the formal remarks Bush is delivering to the veterans and the message he will be sending to Russia about Georgia.

"At the same time, they don't want to suggest that Bush is giving the brush-off to New Orleans and other Gulf Coast regions. . . .

"So, in a step that avoids putting out dueling messages, the White House, which rarely lifts the curtain on Bush speeches, let alone does so 24 hours in advance, took the unusual step of distributing this evening a text of the remarks he is planning to give in New Orleans after the Orlando speech to the VFW.

"It didn't have much to worry about.

"The speech in New Orleans is largely a recitation of the 'a-sunnier-day-is-coming' remarks Bush has delivered in the past along the Gulf Coast. Indeed, he says 'a brighter day is coming,' as he touts progress in restoring education and building housing and proclaims 'hopeful signs of progress in efforts to reduce crime.'"

Gerstenzang appends the full text of the speech to his post.

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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 02:52 PM
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1. Just as soon as his sorry ass is out the door...n/t
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 02:59 PM
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2. If I lived in N.O. I would think of his visit as an insult to my intelligence.
I don't live there, and I feel that way!!!
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mtf80123 Donating Member (488 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 03:01 PM
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3. Gotta repeat it enough to let it sink in....
to catapult the propoganda.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 03:02 PM
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4. Hey, Rome wasn't built in a day
And New Orleans can't expect diddly/squat from the corrupt Bush administration in 1,095 days.

Kanye West was absolutely correct.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 03:03 PM
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5. No words. n/t
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 03:05 PM
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6. Obviously he thinks his audience is just as stupid as he is.



He doesn't seem to mind insulting their intelligence. Not a bit.









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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 03:09 PM
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7. When Bush speaks..
does anybody listen?
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