March 12, 2004

Ellipsis Fun

A recent Bush campaign press release quotes Kerry thusly:

“In My First Hundred Days In The White House, I Will Roll Back George Bush’s Tax Cut…” (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks In Manchester, N.H., 12/27/03)

What did Kerry actually say?

“In my first hundred days in the White House, I will roll back George Bush’s tax cut for the wealthiest so that we can invest in education and health care.”

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Your fun assignment for today is to take any Bush quote and have fun with your own creatively-placed ellipsis or ellipses. Submit as many as you like to the comments section. It’s Friday—let loose.

C’mon, you’re smarter than Karl Rove. I’m sure you can come up with something amusing. There’s tons of source material in radio addresses and speeches like the State of the Union or his UN Address.

If you want to go after other members of the administration as well, don’t let me stop you. Don’t be shy.

Posted by James at March 12, 2004 3:30 AM
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Here's something to start us off:

"A Palestinian state will never be built...(Radio Address Aug 23, 2003)
"Last month a girl in Lincoln, Rhode Island, sent me a letter. It began, "Dear George W. Bush. If there's anything you know ... send me a letter and tell me ..." (State of the Union 2004)
Posted by: James (DrM) at March 12, 2004 10:35 AM

Here are a few from the State of the Union:

"For years, we have used...embezzlers and drug traffickers...these methods are good for...criminals"

"As part of the offensive...we...harbor and support terrorists, and could supply them with nuclear, chemical or biological weapons."

"As democracy takes hold...freedom will...spread violence and fear."

"the United States of America and assassins."

Posted by: briwei at March 12, 2004 11:03 AM

From his 3/6 radio address on Iraq:

When the new law takes effect, Iraqis will ... live under ... discrimination at the hands of the state.

Some of these killers behind these attacks are supporters of ... our coalition ... to prevent the rise of a sovereign, democratic government. The killers strategy will fail.

Posted by: Chuck S. at March 12, 2004 2:27 PM

"As we gather tonight, hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women...use...performance-enhancing drugs like steroids...And tonight I propose that individuals who buy...steroids...can choose to receive a drug discount card, saving them 10 to 25 percent off the retail price of most...performance-enhancing drugs."

Posted by: Patti at March 12, 2004 4:06 PM

Sorry, that was from his State of the Union Address.

Posted by: Patti at March 12, 2004 4:07 PM

And so topical, too, Patti!

Posted by: briwei at March 12, 2004 4:27 PM

I give my all!

Posted by: Patti at March 12, 2004 4:42 PM

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