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1. 'If a person doesn't have the capacity that we all want that person to have, I suspect hope is in the far distant future, if at all.' (May 22, 2001). Which of the following parts of this statement is problematic?
2. "For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It's just unacceptable. And we're going to do something about it." (May 14, 2001). Why is this sometimes said to be a Bushism?
3. 'It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.' (Sep. 25, 2000). What is wrong with this statement?
4. 'A tax cut is really one of the anecdotes to coming out of an economic illness.' (Sept. 18, 2000). What word would make more sense than 'anecdotes'?
5. 'This is what I'm good at. I like meeting people, my fellow citizens, I like interfacing with them.' (Sept. 8, 2000). This doesn't sound quite right. What word did Bush probably mean to use when he said 'interfacing'?
6. 'Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness.' (Aug. 30, 2000). Which part of this statement is problematic?
7. Which of the following is NOT a problem with this statement? 'I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.' (Aug. 18, 2000).
8. 'I want you to know that farmers are not going to be secondary thoughts to a Bush administration. They will be in the forethought of our thinking.' (Aug. 10, 2000). Which of the words from this quote is probably being misused?
9. Which of the following is NOT a problem with this statement? 'The fact that he relies on facts - says things that are not factual - are going to undermine his campaign.' (March 4, 2000).
10. 'I don't have to accept their tenants. I was trying to convince those college students to accept my tenants. And I reject any labeling me because I happened to go to the university.' (Feb. 23, 2000). What did Bush mean to say when he said 'tenants'?
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