Sunday, January 15, 2006

Wat ze echt zeggen.

Samen met haar lezers en - essen schreef Nation-journalist Katrina vanden Heuvel het Dictionairy of Republicanisms. "The Indispensable guide to what they really mean when they say what they think you want to hear". Heerlijk. Geniet mee:

alternative energy sources (n). New locations to drill for gas and oil.
Cheney, Dick (n): The greater of two evils.
Clarify, (v). To repeat the same lie over and over again.
Class Warfare: (n) (1)Any attempt to raise the minimum wage; 2) Any attempt to limit the concentration of wealth in the hands of fewer and fewer plutocrats; and 3) Any attempt to provide affordable health care for the working poor.
Compassionate Conservatism (n): Poignant concern for the very wealthy.
God (n): Senior presidential advisor.
Fox News (n): White House press office.
pro-life (b) : valuing human life up until birth.
Rendition (n): Outsourcing torture.

Republikeinen. Meesters van het verhullend taalgebruik.