Re: George W. Bush's Speech on September 20, 2001

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Fri Sep 21 2001 - 21:41:02 MDT

At 10:35 AM 9/21/01 -0700, E. Shaun Russell wrote:

>This is certainly the
>best live speech I have heard in my lifetime, and I depending on the
>outcome of the next few years, it will likely stand as one of the best in
>U.S. history.

>Perhaps it was written for him --it
>probably was...

>Two weeks ago, the average North American thought of
>Bush as somewhat "stupid" and not good with words. I don't think we'll
>hear *that* sentiment again.

and Natasha mentioned `his focused and erudite speech'.

I'm not carping here, but hey, I've watched THE WEST WING, and know a few
pollies, and I'm pretty sure that Mr Bush did not write those words (he
wouldn't have had time, apart from anything else). As Shaun notes, he did
read it with considerable sincerity. Having that skill was part of the
filter he went through to get the job, of course.

Damien Broderick

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