I may have had a few too many Saturday night. It’s possible my inner Gallant (the witty raconteur) was overwhelmed by the guileless Goofus. No doubt it was Goofus who talked me into having that second shot of Jack.
But I’m not sweating it, thanks to Barack Obama. That wasn’t drunk talk you heard; nope, just another of my trademark rhetorical flourishes.
What a gift from our all-but-certain next president. If it can get Joe “Crisis Guaranteed” Biden off the hook, then certainly I can use it to rationalize those rare moments when I come off a bit, uh, inelegant.
Unfortunately, it comes 32 years too late for another famous political gaffe-r:
“Of course I’m aware that Romania and Poland are under Soviet domination. I’m sure it was obvious to everyone else that I was merely engaging in a rhetorical flourish. It’s how really powerful people communicate. You’d know that, Gov. Carter, if you were a really powerful person like me.”