Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Stuck on stupid.

I first heard this phrase through a friend, let's call him 'Will'. Will had been an Army Ranger once, he was a young guy and mildly crazy. Not barking at the moon crazy, more of the 'go pull the tail of that bull over there" kind of crazy. He was a great source for military jargon and had an advanced degree in profanity. Not the kind of guy to invite to the church elders picnic, but a great guy to have behind you in a scrap.

When General Honore told a reporter today "You are stuck on stupid" I almost drove off the road. I will bet that every military commander that ever sat in front of a microphone has wanted to say that very same thing at least once.
Male reporter: General, a little bit more about why that's happening this time, though, and did not have that last time...

Honore: You are stuck on stupid. I'm not going to answer that question. We are going to deal with Rita. This is public information that people are depending on the government to put out. This is the way we've got to do it. So please. I apologize to you, but let's talk about the future. Rita is happening. And right now, we need to get good, clean information out to the people that they can use. And we can have a conversation on the side about the past, in a couple of months.

The press is going to defend their own, you can be sure. Maureen Dowd will have a column with the same title saying that the President is the one who is stuck, but as far as today goes, I have a warm feeling that things are right with the world.

1 comment:

fetching jen said...

Don't you just love it!
Stuck On Stupid!
It was our phrase of the day yesterday and I think I'll make it a sign for work.