Monday, July 05, 2004

My husband and I have a new euphemism for the F word. We got the idea from a column by Joe Klein in the July 5 issue of Time:
Bob Woodward reported that [General Tommy] Franks once called Under Secretary of Defense Douglas Feith, who was charged with postwar planning, "the [Cheney expletive] stupidest guy on the face of the earth," and some defense experts are wondering if Franks, who has a reputation for candor, will elaborate on that [in his soon-to-be-published book].
So now when we want to cuss politely, we don't bother with the word "expletive". We've just shortened it to "Cheney", as in: "Our Cheneying president is going down next November."
And by the way, "Cheney expletive" isn't the only entertainment to be had from Klein's column. Click here to read the rest.


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