Tuesday, 15 September 2009

American gobbledygook

Some incomprehensible gobbledygook spewing from the mouths of American politicians in recent years...
Former United States president George W Bush (2004): "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (2003): "I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman."

Former United States secretary of state Donald Rumsfeld (2002): "Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me because, as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns: The ones we don't know we don't know."

Former United States president Bill Clinton (1998): "It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is. If 'is' means 'is and never has been' that's one thing - if it means 'there is none', that was a completely true statement."

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