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    unclesampump.jpgQuote:  "America is addicted to oil..."  President Bush.

    Figure of Speechprosopopoeia (pro so po PEE a), the figure of personification.

    The most striking passage in an otherwise unremarkable State of the Union address personifies the country as an addict.  The technical term for this device of turning a thing into a character is prosopopoeia -- Greek for "to make a person."

    Bush's cure for this addiction is the energy version of methadone: alternative energy.  What did he say about abstinence? Not a word.

    That's what we love about America.  We can find a pill for everything.

    Snappy Answer:  "Not me.  I'm a beer man."

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    Well, I guess that the Bush family has decided to invest in alternative energy...
    February 1, 2006 | Unregistered Commentergb

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