Quote: "I've known Harriet for more than a decade. I know her heart. I know her character." President Bush, introducing Supreme Court nominee Harriet Ellan Miers
Figure of Speech: anaphora (ann AH for ah), the first-word repeater
The president loves the anaphora, which repeats the first word of successive clauses or sentences. It’s the most plain-spoken of figures. It sounds right. It sounds true. It gives Bush fewer words to remember.
Snappy Answer: "But does Harriet know the Constitution?"