Saturday, August 22, 2009

Taking One For the Team

Poor Gibbsy. He's got to rephrase everything the Bamster says when he ventures off-prompter. This week's lead faux pas was the description of American political process in the late summer when Congress-critters return to their districts and get feedback from the electorate as "everyone gets wee-wee'ed up."

I'll confess that I've not always traveled in the most refined circles. I've been in cowboy bars, Asian whore houses and Chicago's neighborhood taverns, but I've never before encountered that phrasing. I've been in the field with the Army and in combat with several fighter squadrons and no one expressed themselves that way. I've even visited a Turkish prison and didn't here the guards or prisoners utter those or similar words. It's the first time I've heard it and it is from a Harvard attorney and US President. It must be special.

So, here's the sweeping up job of Gibbs:

What the President Means...

I like the willingness of Gibbsy to throw himself on the grenade with this:

"It's a phrase I use," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today, hesitating at his press briefing to offer a physical demonstration of the phraseology.

Yeah, the Bamster picked it up and adopted it as his own after being so impressed with the clarity of Gibbs' rhetoric each day.

But, nowhere in that explanation does anyone address why people fighting for their medical security and quality of healthcare aren't worth listening to. We're "wee-wee'ed up" when we want to make our own choices and slow up his socialization of America.


Anna said...

I am still trying to parse both Obama and Gibb's explanation of that. And all I can think of is a children's sing-song of toes as piggies. "And the last little piggy went wee-wee all the way home."

Anonymous said...


I think you're getting a little we-wee'ed up over this.