Monday, July 14, 2003

When Broad Is Not A Good Thing
In Bush's 2003 State of the Union speech, Brooks counted 39 examples of "empty language...broad statements that are so abstract, and mean so little, that they are virtually impossible to oppose."

Excerpt from Cursor, while referencing an out-of-the-box analysis of President Bush's communication style.

Clinical psychologist Renana Brooks argues that while President Bush "is generally regarded as a mangler of the English language. What is overlooked is his mastery of emotional language -- especially negatively charged emotional language -- as a political tool."