Wednesday, September 26, 2007

'Childrens do learn'

Seems like it was just a couple of days ago we learned that a "senior official" in the Bush administration had derided Barack Obama as too "intellectually lazy" for the presidency.

Today, President Bush demonstrated just what kind of intellect it takes to succeed in the White House.

During his first presidential campaign, Bush -- who promised to be the "education president" -- once asked: "Is our children learning?"

On Wednesday, Bush seemed to answer his own question with the same kind of grammatical twist.

"As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured," he said.

The White House opted to clean up Bush's diction in the official transcript.
Yeah, maybe that "senior White House official" got it right. I've never heard Obama express himself with that kind of rhetorical flair. If that's what it takes, I agree that Barack doesn't have it.