Friday, September 02, 2005

Famous Problem-Solving Ideas

"Let them eat cake!" - attributed to Marie Antoinette, upon hearing that the French peasants were suffering from a bread shortage, Rheims, France, 1774.

"The good news is--and it's hard for some to see it now--that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house--he's lost his entire house--there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch. (Laughter)" - actually said by President George W. Bush, after learning of the destruction of the Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Katrina, Mobile, Alabama, Sep. 2, 2005.

Via Tapped. For more problem solving, check out Things Bush Would Have Said on the Occasion of Other Disasters.

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Blogger The Good Reverend said...

I noticed the President seems to stop midsentence with asides a lot, and I thought that might be distracting. Law school has taught me that helpful ellipses and brackets can solve the problem:

"The good news is . . . Trent Lott's . . . going to [have] a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch."

5:58 PM  
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