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    Hold Still. I’m Reforming You.

    bushexecutioner.jpgQuote: "Actually, I think what we did was reform the student-loan program." President Bush.

    Figure of Speech: amphidiorthosis (am phi die or THO sis), the hedging answer.

    Bush was doing a Q&A at Kansas State when a student asked how cutting $12.7 billion from student loans is “supposed to help our futures?" Bush responded with an amphidiorthosis (Greek for "protecting oneself"), which hedges a charge by redefining it. That $12.7 billion isn't a cut, Bush said, because no one will be cut from the program. It's a reform.

    That reform consists of letting interest on student loans rise well above market rates and using the surplus to reduce the deficit.

    Snappy Answer: "With reforms like that, who needs corruption?"

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