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Translating POTUS

In anticipation that Bush will hold another press conference soon, Judy “I’m So” Keen, one of USA Today’s White House reporters, offers a translation today of how to speak “Bush” in a press conference.

For instance when the President opens or closes a press conference by saying “Thank you for giving me a chance to come by and say hello” it’s his way of saying “although this is part of his job, it isn’t his favorite part.”

She also examines his “humor” and his “folksy remarks” as a way of connecting with people and reporters (which may or may not be a separate sub-lifeform depending on whether you ask people in the West Wing).

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