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Friday, August 04, 2006

How Much Bullshit Can Rumsfeld Pack Into One Sentence?

"The struggle against violent extremists who are determined to prevent free people from exercising their rights as free people is going to go on a long time and it's going to be a tough one."

- Donald Rumsfeld, trying to defend his incompetence.

4 Comments:

  • At 11:09 AM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    Bah. He's slipping, one foot out the door already, or maybe Hillary just threw him. Classic Rumsfeldiana packs in the rhetorical questions as a way to eat up minutes, especially in a committee hearing where each Senator's time is limited. A bit more like this:

    Are there violent extremists out there? You bet. And they're determined to prevent free people from enjoying their freedom. Is it going to be easy? No. It's going to be tough. Is it going to be quick? No. It's going to go on a long time. But when people say we should give up the struggle, well, we can't do that.

    Etc. until you'd rather punch yourself in the face than ask him anything more.

     
  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    LOL i want to claw out my eyes merely from reading that

     
  • At 11:14 AM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    I forgot to add in all the five-second um's and dramatic pauses between each rhetorical question and its answer.

    Not that I'm any great shakes when it comes to talking quickly. My college entrance interview was apparently famously excruciating for the interview panel.

     
  • At 11:28 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    i basically had an anxiety attack during my interview

     

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