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Slate's Bushisms: The President's Verbal Blunders

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Slate's Bushisms: The President's Verbal Blunders

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Slate's Bushisms: The President's Verbal Blunders

Slate's Bushisms: The President's Verbal Blunders

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Every president, it seems, trips up occasionally when in front of a microphone. But President Bush's many gaffes have helped to coin a new phrase: "Bushisms." NPR's Eric Weiner and Slate editor Jacob Weisberg explore the president's latest vow to "harm our country or our people" and other gems from the archives — and examine whether those misstatements might influence voters in the upcoming election.