Friday, June 24, 2005

Let's Learn Japanese: Aho

Aho (n.) Idiot. Sukotto Makureran wa aho jyan.

Whitehouse Press Secretary Scott McClellan, who has made a legacy of answering very different questions with the very same answer, most recently shamed himself by defending Karl Rove's divisive comments about the "different philosophies" employed by democrats and republicans in the wake of the September 11 attack. I put the word "philosophies" in red because Mr. McClellan used that word no less than ten times during his embarassing grilling by an atypically assertive press corps. No matter what question he was asked, his answer involved the overly gentle phrase "different philosophies."

Maybe Scott McClellan slept through school...but in my experience, if you answer every question on a test with the same answer, you fail that test.

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