Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Politics: Don't Misunderestimate the Need for English

According to an article in today's Washington Post, “President Bush on Wednesday emphasized that illegal immigrants who want to stay here should learn English….” He noted that there are ways for immigrants to stay in the country legally: "One is to say you got to pay a fine for being here illegally. You got to learn the English language. In other words, you got to repay a debt to society and learn the skills necessary to assimilate into our society.”

Did he really say "you got to" three times in a row? While admonishing others about the need to learn the English language? I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. Try a Google search for "Bush grammar" and see how many million hits turn up....

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