Friday, May 01, 2009

A Quote

"Enchanted? ...when I meet our servicemen and women, enchanted’s probably not the word I would use."

--Our President

5 comments:

Lady Neferankh said...

You just gotta love the patriotism and pride that sentence oozes...

Rebecca said...

Context:

Zeleny...asked the president what “enchanted” him the most about his first 100 days in office.
...“Enchanted? Enchanted. I — I will — I will tell you that, when I — when I meet our servicemen and -women, enchanted’s probably not the word I would use,” he said to much laughter.
...“But, I am so profoundly impressed and grateful to them for what they do,” he said. They’re really good at their job. They are willing to make extraordinary sacrifices on our behalf. They do so without complaint. They are fiercely loyal to this country. And, you know, the more I interact with our — our servicemen and - women, from the top brass down to the lowliest private, I — I’m just– I’m grateful to them.”

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olde.fashioned said...

I'm sure "enchanted" isn't the word they'd use to describe him, either.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

LN and OF: Indeed.

Rebecca: Yes, I know what was said, I watched it myself. What I wanted to point out was what I posted in the original post. I heard how he said it, I saw it.

You don't have to worship our military, but a little respect is in order.

Spencer

WildWeazel said...

I saw the video, and I don't think it was disrespectful at all. I give him props for taking a such a bizarre question and using it to commend the military. "Enchanted" certainly isn't the word I would use either, but he ran with it.