But, success is not, "no violence."
It's difficult to put quotes around sections of text that might be better
off if they were set aside by them. Given the constraints presented by the
means by which the statement was made, the statement is difficult to improve
upon. Success is not no violence.
Yes, I have. Not because the schools I get to send my kids to suck, but
because nearly every report and poll that comes out says it is true.
Having said that, GWB is my age, and schools were okay then. So, my point -
that it is difficult to speak with the same notation that one might write
with - stands. Success is not "no violence," in the written word looks much
like, "success is not no violence," in the spoken word. Sometimes it is
important to remember that the transcript may not include puncutation that
was intended but not picked up by the transcriber.
Or, you could read differently, or put it into print so that it reads as it
should be spoken. "Success is not no violence," is a perfectly fine thing to
say. There is no grammatical problem just because you might need to read it
twice to figure it out.
It's a matter of style and class, neither of which Bush has. OK - he gets a
little style when he has a script in front of him. But, not much.
Success is not defined as the absence of violence.
That's how an adult would write it.
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Culture by Lifson ought to be interesting, no doubt concurring with Bush:
"The government doesn't have to help poor people, because they are lazy."
Thomas Lifson also wrote a piece titled "Don't misunderestimate Miers" LOL.
In a press conference, success is not no violence, is the same thing. The OP
pointed out as a grammatical problem. It _might_ be a style issue, but it
not a grammatical problem. You might argue that it is factually wrong, but
it is not grammatically wrong. I would argue that is is not factually
challenged either, but there is cleary no problem with the grammar.
Alanon flashback or permanent alcohol damage?:
"Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the
peace to enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an
assignment." -George W. Bush, Jan. 2001
On his pal Kenny boy working the miracle of supply and demand:
"The California crunch really is the result of not enough
power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of
generating plants." -George W. Bush, Jan. 2001
Kinda like the gas prices..., eh?
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