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Use the Subjunctive, Mr. Prez

Yesterday, President Bush said this to the Sun of England: “I wish I was a better speaker.” I would suggest that one place he should start is by using the subjunctive. As in: “I wish I were a better speaker.” It reallly is a shame that the Bush clan is so adept at mangling the language. Then again, at least this Bush didn’t refer to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band as the “Nitty Ditty Nitty Gritty Great Bird.”

Of course, there is more to leadership than mere speaking ability, thank goodness……

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