JF Ptak Science Books LLC Non-post 3
The word"nuclear" has never had such a hard as it has during the past eight years or so. Mr. Bush has mispronounced it thousands of times, somehow; but I thought that with his leaving,, "nookuler" would seem like a lumpy bag of trash receding in the rear view mirror.
I thought this until two evenings ago during the cordials shared by two vice presidential candidates. Gov. Palin, in trying to cozy up a little to whatever is left of the 1980's-ghost Ronald Wilson Reagan crowd with repeated allusions to the old man bumped into that lumpy bag of useless Bush fat at least nine times (not that I was counting), pronouncing "nuclear" in the old, creative Bushian way, and then some. Though I have little doubt that the governor can read the word, it leaves me cold that she can't actually pronounce the word on the great big red button that her finger might actually touch some day.