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Hornswaggle is an alternate spelling of hornswoggle, an archaic word that means to bamboozle or hoodwink. I take my pronunciation from the late Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" --

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!"

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Thursday, September 26, 2002

I applauded Al Gore's speech Monday in my last post. Let me amend that. While I still think it is a good and needed thing that another powerful voice in American politics injected a fresh voice of opposition into the debate on how the Bush Administration is going about their plans for Iraq, he made one move that proved without a doubt that this is the same Al Gore who blew the 2000 election to George W. Bush by being stiff, phony and a wus. If you read this Op-Ed in the New Republic, you'll see what I'm talking about. As he's saying that Bush has used the Iraq business for political gain, he adds, as a qualification: "I have not raised those doubts, but many have ... " But Al, you just raised them. Take some responsibility.

.: posted by hornswaggler 11:39 PM

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