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Monday, December 06, 2004

I won me an award, too!

For the second consecutive year, George W. Bush has been named the winner of the National Council of Teachers of English's Doublespeak Award.

The award is scheduled to be announced today at the 94th annual convention of the teachers' association in Indianapolis.

The group calls the Doublespeak Award an ironic tribute "to American public figures who have perpetuated language that is grossly deceptive, evasive, euphemistic, confusing, or self-contradictory."

Bush, the Committee on Public Doublespeak decided, "has set a high standard for his team by the inspired invention of the phrase, 'weapons of mass destruction-related program activities' to describe what has yet to be seen."

In its official announcement, the committee also took note of the president's description of an open forum as a place where "you're able to come and listen to what I have to say."


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