Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

The man who said "all" again and again

I was listening to Friday’s vacation-break Randi Rhodes retread episode, and my wife was in the room at her computer. The broadcast was the recent interview of Dennis Kucinich, on the topic of the banking bailout. I said to Kristy, ‘Notice how often he says "just" and "nothing but"’. She nodded and and had the visage of someone with a new insight.

Every few sentences, there was another ‘just’ or ‘nothing but’, and every time he used either expression the qualifier made the sentence incorrect, no matter whether the sentence without the qualifier would have been correct. The way Kucinich speaks is a very bad habit and is part of the reason he usually seems perturbed, overworked, and as if he just sucked a lemon.

(I’m not done with this killjoy who ruined my musical interlude. Oh, and there also was an interview with Steny Hoyer.)

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