I wrote previously about the really odd way Bush mispronounced (repeatedly, and differently each time) the name of the Abu Ghraib prison during his big Iraq speech in May (Bush’s Abu Ghraib speech impediment). Now he’s done it again. In remarks to reporters the other day, Bush said, “the prime minister brought up the Abu Garef… [long, embarrassing pause] situation.” Jon Stewart’s coverage of this on The Daily Show was one of the funniest things I’ve seen him do in a long time; check it out on the Comedy Central web site (LBJ never referred to the “Tit Offensive”, requires RealPlayer).
Like Stewart says in his commentary, it’s not really fair to just run it, but seriously, what’s going on here? Craig? You’re good at providing rational-sounding explanations for this sort of wackiness; what’s your take?