July 04, 2004


I have seen discussions of whether President Bush -- reputation for being a complete idiot -- meant to say "reign" or "ring" in his note. I think he said it exactly right.

Posted by Sarah at July 4, 2004 09:01 AM

If President Bush had written the Gettysburg address, the anti-Bush crowd would be wondering why he didn't just say, "Eighty-seven years ago..."

Posted by: Jim at July 4, 2004 11:17 AM

I think he said exactly what he meant. When I heard it, my mind went immediately to the song lyric, as does everyoe else's. That is the phrase we associate as if it were a single word.

I would guess it was actually difficult to say reign rather than ring.

Posted by: Mike at July 4, 2004 06:58 PM