For several years now we have been treated to the derision of George W. Bush by members of the MSM as well as the leftist punditocracy for his propensity to mangle the spoken English language. Much of this derision can be dismissed as sour grapes due to Bush having bested their darlings in the political contests of 2000 and 2004.
Now that the contest for political power in 2008 is in the home stretch so to speak, one wonders what to make of the leftists reaction to the verbal faux paus of their designated messiah in his quest for political power: to wit Barak (jug ears) Hussein Obama who appears to be "challenged" when bereft of a teleprompter or a prepared script. A sterling example would be the following exchange on the messiah's recent overseas campaign swing. An ABC reporter posed the following question to the candidate:
In case our leftist friends believed they heard an intelligent reply to the reporter's query, here is a transcript:
Q: "If you had to do it over again, knowing what you know now, would you support the surge:"
A: "No, because keep in mind that question, you wouldn't ... but keep in mind that kind of hypothetical is very difficult to know hindsight is 20-20 ... later ... but I think that what I'm absolutely convinced of is that at that time we had to change the political debate because the view of the Bush administration at that time was one that I just disagreed with."