I'm reading the transcript of President Bush's appearance on Meet the Press this morning. I haven't looked at any other blogs yet today, although I'm sure plenty of people have already posted on this, mainly because I wanted to get a first-hand taste of this piece without being affected by any other analysis. I'm about a third of the way through it and thus far, it's a case of the same old crap in the same old tortured English. I'll post some examples in a little while, but one thing to realize is that Bush's malapropisms aren't funny; they're a distraction, a sleight of hand, because if we're laughing at the way he talks, we're not paying attention to what he's saying, and that's where we get into trouble. More on this in a bit.