Maybe it does not mean what he thinks it means

A funny little story in the Post yesterday addresses Bush's increasing use of the term: “unacceptable”:

President Bush finds the world around him increasingly “unacceptable.”

In
speeches, statements and news conferences this year, the president has
repeatedly declared a range of problems “unacceptable,” including
rising health costs, immigrants who live outside the law, North Korea's claimed nuclear test, genocide in Sudan and Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Bush's
decision to lay down blunt new markers about the things he deems
intolerable comes at an odd time, a phase of his presidency in which
all manner of circumstances are not bending to his will: national
security setbacks in North Korea and Iraq, a Congress that has shrugged its shoulders at his top domestic initiatives, a favorability rating mired below 40 percent.

But
a survey of transcripts from Bush's public remarks over the past seven
years shows the president's worsening political predicament has
actually stoked, rather than diminished, his desire to proclaim what he
cannot abide. Some presidential scholars and psychologists describe the
trend as a signpost of Bush's rising frustration with his declining
influence.

When reading this, I could not help but think of the line from one of the all time great movies, The Princess Bride.  The know-it-all Vizzini keeps repeating “inconceivable” as events do not go his way.  Finally, Inigo Montoya replies, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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