Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bush Derangement Syndrome Lives

I have a college friend who has veered so sharply to the left it's really not funny. She activist, vegan, and assumes Bush is the embodiment of evil.

She posted a link the other day to a story where Bush was quoted, talking about his impending memoirs:
"I'm going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there's an authoritarian voice saying exactly what happened."
Of course the BDS'ers have their collective knickers in a wad over the word "authoritarian". Clearly, the word George was looking for was "authoritative".

But going by word roots and suffixes to arrive at a meaning, is there really a meaningful difference between the word he used and the word he should have used in the context he used it? Would they be any less consternated had he used "authoritative"? I doubt it.

A comment on the link said "He still thinks he's the decider." Well, he's talking about his memoirs and how he's going to handle getting across what was going through his mind when he made the decisions he made -- when he was the decider. After 8 years of having the left-wing media and academic intelligentia "decide" for us what he was thinking and "authoritatively" instructing us on what, excactly, that was, apparently we will soon hear what it actually was from the most authoritative source we could possibly get on the subject... that being from the very mind those facts and thoughts and resultant decisions came from.

They still think they're the deciders -- in regards to who Bush is and what his motives were.

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