September 25, 2008, - 5:25 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Is President Bush, in his last days in office, losing it . . . or at least forgetting something? Are his speechwriters and teleprompters forgetting?
Yesterday, I had to make a last-minute road trip to Buffalo, New York (from Detroit) and back, which is why I didn’t post anything new after my trial finished. More details on the trial and the road trip, later today.
On my way back last night, I was listening to an ABC Radio broadcast of President Bush’s address to the nation regarding the economic and financial crisis.
At the conclusion of his speech–unless ABC Radio cut him off and it didn’t sound like it–President Bush simply said, “May G-d Bless ya.” There was none of the usual, “G-d Bless America.” The omission–at least, to me–was glaring. Why was that omitted?
Hopefully just an oversight, but the President uses teleprompters for his addresses to the nation, so whoever wrote that speech either deliberately didn’t put it in, or forgot something important. And President Bush has addressed the country plenty of times. He shouldn’t have forgotten that. (Plus, I didn’t learn anything new from the speech. Did you?)
First, they got rid of “The American Way” from Superman movies, and now “G-d Bless America” is gone. What’s next?
Well, at least the President asked G-d to bless us (“ya”). Just not U.S.