President Bush spoke at a House Democrat's retreat on Saturday to the new congressional majority, and seemed to be trying to make amends for his an earlier gaffe.
In his State of the Union address the president, the president had said, "Democrat majority," as opposed to the "Democratic majority." Some had taken offense at what appeared to be a blatant attempt to insult the Democrats. The SoTU was not the first incorrect usage of the word by Republicans in recent months.
"Now look, my diction isn't all that good," Bush said. "I have been accused of occasionally mangling the English language. And so I appreciate you inviting the head of the Republic Party."
Read it carefully - the president made a funny!
Unintentionally funny: Pelosi introduced the president from a lectern bearing the slogan "Governing for a New Direction." Bush spoke from his own lectern a few feet away emblazoned with the presidential seal. seattlepi.com: Bush puts 'ic' back in 'Democrat Party'
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