Language and the presidency: neat article on rhetoric and explains just how, even with mangling his native tongue, W still manages to to tell Americans what they need to hear and believe in order to follow him, even when his words belie the truth. Thanks to T'Other Liz for the link.
In other news, one of my favorite shows, "The Amazing Race," has come to a satisfying end. Read who won here. Needless to say, I'm pleased as I really did like the winners (g).