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Blair Didn't Say "Honey" After All

The Anchoress noted some very interesting differences between early and later translations of the open mic conversation between President Bush and Tony Blair. By the way, it really bothered me watching the President eat the entire time he was talking. My kids would be in big trouble for that. I'll bet Barbara and Laura did not approve. I loved the content of the discussion, though. Here are some of the translation differences the Anchoress posted. Follow the link for the rest, including a really interesting comment about telling Angela Merkel to put him on the spot.

Blair: What does he think? He thinks if Lebanon turns out fine, if we get a solution in Israel and Palestine, Iraq goes in the right way...
Bush: Yeah, yeah, he is sweet
Blair: He is honey. And that's what the whole thing is about. It's the same with Iraq

New Transcript:
Bush: With mouth full of bread Yeah.
Blair: Look -- what does he think? He thinks if Lebanon turns out fine. If you get a solution in Israel and Palestine, Iraq goes in the right way
Bush: Yeah, yeah, he is struggling.
(Previously, Bush was quoted as saying: "He's sweet.")
Blair: He's had it.
(Previously Blair was quoted as saying: "He's honey.")


Comments (9)

Bush: Yeah, yeah, he is str... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Bush: Yeah, yeah, he is struggling.
(Previously, Bush was quoted as saying: "He's sweet.")
Blair: He's had it.
(Previously Blair was quoted as saying: "He's honey.")

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well those we're easy mistakes to make... Right? Right?

Whether it's "He's sweet" o... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Whether it's "He's sweet" or "He's honey", it's still a goofy thing for someone to say. It's like they are discussing their wives or something.

Hey James. Neither of them ... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Hey James. Neither of them said either of the things someone that can't read lips said they said. I catch a lot of people lying when I ask what they said and they don't know that I have became somewhat proficient at reading lips due to a hearing problem. This particular conversation was not a mistake in lip reading, it was translated by a lying liberal. Wanna bet on that.

You are probably right, wha... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

You are probably right, what they really said was probably:

BLAIR: That Glenn guy is a real cockmonger
BUSH: Fuckin' A, Tone.

I'm wondering what is the r... (Below threshold)
McCain:

I'm wondering what is the relevance of this information? A rather key event is happening in Middle East and we are worried about honey?

Hey, McCain, the press foun... (Below threshold)
Feingold:

Hey, McCain, the press found it all pretty damned interesting, didn't they, when they first made the fuss over it? This is just a correction. I guess when it's a correction, then it becomes irrelevent. Then the thing going on in the ME is more important, and it's morally wrong to spend time thinking that in this case, once more, the press was out to screw the man they hate. Yeah, that's it.

And the more relevent thing... (Below threshold)
Feingold:

And the more relevent thing is that Bush wanted Merkel to put him on the spot. That's pretty interesting and it should not be ignored.

I found their dialogue refr... (Below threshold)

I found their dialogue refreshing. It's nice to know that despite the sometimes crazy statements issued in public, our highest level politicians do in fact understand the situation. Listening to their press releases, that is sometimes unclear.

Why in the world would anyo... (Below threshold)

Why in the world would anyone rely on a literal reading of press releases to determine what a world leader (or anyone else for that matter) is thinking????




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