Remember the self-proclaimed “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth”? You know, those guys who devoted a book to John Kerry’s alleged unfitness for command?
* In her forthcoming book, Assassination Vacation, Sarah Vowell explains her preference for this term:
That’s what I like to call him, “the current president.” I find it difficult to say or type his name, George W. Bush. I like to call him “the current president” because it’s a hopeful phrase, implying that his administration is only temporary.