Bush to Miers: “P.S. No more public scatology”

P.S. No more public scatology

This has to be the most bizarre in-joke I’ve ever seen. An actual letter from Bush to Miers (barely legible handwriting notwithstanding) ended with a strange postscript — P.S. No more public scatology. For those unaware, scatology is an obsession with excrement or excretory functions.

Media sources seem baffled as well, with most reports pointing out a warmer than usual relationship between the two:

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers told George W. Bush in a 1997 birthday card that he was “the best governor ever” and, in a separate note to her boss, said she hoped his twin daughters recognize their parents are “cool.”

I’m not sure if that warmth is coming from a steaming pile of poo or something else, but from now on I’m replacing the phrase “taking the Browns to the Super Bowl” with “nominating Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.”

Update: Some of you are saying this could be a Bushism for eschatology (the branch of theology that is concerned with the end of the world). Because you know, Bush is like the special kid with the helmet according to some of you.

If Miers is indeed a doom-and-gloomer fundie, that alone could flush her nomination with more moderate Republicans.

Stephen VanDyke

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  1. Scatology is the study of animal droppings to learn more about the animal. Therefore I surmise that this comment is meant to say, “Lets not publicly respond to any of the S__T that the media comments on.”

  2. I’m not defending Bush. I’m stictly saying when a political nominee is unknown, the oposition will collect all the shit it can and study it. Then learn what they can from the shit they dug up. The person being studied can try to defuse it or can attempt to ignore it in an attempt to not give it any credence and hope the skeptics go away. It would appear that they have chosen the latter.
    Get It?

  3. How thoroughly bizarre.

    Maybe he was trying to be sophisticated, and meant “eschatology” – a topic of great interest to him, after all. He mangles the English whenever he speaks it – it stands to reason he’d also mangle it when he writes it.

    That’s the best I can come up with.

  4. Actually, the president’s “fun with language” speech and writing patterns bear a striking similarity to those exhibited by many dyslexics — especially those who were not diagnosed until later in life. The malapropisms and unusual pronunciations are quite common in that group.

  5. Whuch would, of course, explain your comment, Dogger. After all, one has to be a really stupid person to simply dismiss the possibility that an individual who has reached the top position in this country is actually reasonably intelligent — especially since his grades in college were higher than John Kerry’s.