Okay, I'm sure there will be people here who think that George W. Bush is a brilliant man. You might want to move on to a different topic. Recently, I thought I must have been hearing things when I was listening to the news on television, and George W. was giving another one of his rambling "off the cuff" speeches. I could have sworn that I heard him say something about Americans wanting "a gooder product." But then I thought, "No, he wouldn't have said something like that. His English speaking skills are bad, but not that bad." And then a few days later, I heard him say it again! I just did a little research on the internet, and although I could only find one mention of it, he really did say "gooder!" Here's part of the news article that I found: "...and uncritical coverage of the President's latest speech (in Ohio last week: "This is the greatest country on the face of the earth and we are the finest people... companies who want to raise prices have to know people will expect a gooder product, a gooder service")." What must the intelligent people in his administration like Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell think when they hear things like this? Although I wouldn't usually think about the color of their skin, I'm just 100% sure that if there was an African-American official who spoke that way, all of the hicks and rednecks in America (who most likely voted for Bush) would be cracking jokes and making fun of him or her. I'm also really tired of hearing about how the U.S. is "the greatest country in the world" (over and over again) and that Americans are "the greatest people in the world" (as Chris Matthews on MSNBC says every time he promotes his latest book, "American - Beyond Our Grandest Notions"). I just had to get all of that out. I welcome your comments, and since we're an international group, if you respond, please include your nationality so that we have some reference as to your perspective on this subject.