Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Democratic adjectives
The Democrat/Democratic debate rolls on this week, thanks to President Bush's use of "Democrat" as an adjective during the State of the Union. "I congratulate the Democrat majority," he said, even though the prepared text said "Democratic" majority. In an interview with NPR this week, the president said the usage was an "oversight."

The Democrat(ic) leadership seems to accept that explanation, but some liberal blogs are not. One even faults The Washington Post for not digging deeper in its story on the issue.

So what's all the fuss about? An article in The New Yorker offers some background about it all and mentions a copy editor's efforts to put the "ic" back in.

UPDATE: Bush makes light of the situation as seen in this YouTube clip.
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