Bush On the Economy: "I Need Some Ribs"
Also, "I'm hungry and I'm going to order some ribs."
OK, this (meaning Bush's remarks last month to the press at the Nothin' Fancy cafe in New Mexico) is just WEIRD:
Q. Sir, on homeland security, critics would say you simply haven't spent enough to keep the country secure.You heard it right from our leader's mouth, folks, the key to the economic recovery is BUYING RIBS. With "high-priced" money, no less.
THE PRESIDENT: My job is to secure the homeland and that's exactly what we're going to do. But I'm here to take somebody's order. That would be you, Stretch -- what would you like? Put some of your high-priced money right here to try to help the local economy. You get paid a lot of money, you ought to be buying some food here. It's part of how the economy grows. You've got plenty of money in your pocket, and when you spend it, it drives the economy forward. So what would you like to eat?
THE PRESIDENT: Ribs? Good. Let's order up some ribs.
Q What do you think of the democratic field, sir?
THE PRESIDENT: See, his job is to ask questions, he thinks my job is to answer every question he asks. I'm here to help this restaurant by buying some food. Terry, would you like something?
Q An answer.
Q Can we buy some questions?
THE PRESIDENT: Obviously these people -- they make a lot of money and they're not going to spend much. I'm not saying they're overpaid, they're just not spending any money.
As a sidenote--am I the only one upset by how normal and everyday the term "homeland security" has become? Everyone seems to be using it, Democrat and Republican alike. It sounds way too much like "fatherland" to my liking--why not just say "domestic security"?