Quote: "He's done wonderful things for the economy. He rescued people who needed help in Iraq -- it was the Christian thing to do. I still trust his people and the people he picks for the Supreme Court." Gloria Bloecher, a Republican from Sherman, Texas, speaking of President Bush in the Associated Press.
Figure of Speech: paradiastole (pa ra die ASS toh lee), the label flip.
Alas for Bush, only 20 percent of Americans agree that Bush is doing a great job. But thank the Lord for Gloria Bloecher, who helps him out with a paradiastole -- a figure that turns a person’s liabilities into assets.
- Stagnant payrolls, struggling middle class, China holds our mortgage: "Wonderful things for the economy."
- Quagmire in Iraq: Christian rescue.
- Harriet Miers, Scooter Libby: Trust his hires.
See how it works, Democrats? You're not indecisive whiners. You're thoughtful!
Snappy Answer: "And that all adds up to an ownership society!"