The following phrases uttered by politicians might be useful to you when you find yourself in a desperate situation where you know you must admit head on that you have done wrong, lied or is just plain ignorant of whatever you are talking about.
Case 1: You got caught in the act doing something you are NOT supposed to do.
Phrase to use: “It was a lapse in judgment. I (pause) am (pause) sorreee…”
Uttered by: The alleged Philippine President Gloria Arroyo after being recorded on tape during the national elections talking over the phone to an election commissioner asking whether the latter could guarantee a difference of at least a million votes versus her closest opponent.
Case 2: You lied. In fact you just imagined everything. Don’t admit you told a lie. Just use the phrase below.
Phrase to use: “I misspoke. It was a misstatement.”
Uttered by: Hillary Clinton after being revealed to have lied, err, misspoke about her sniper fire-filled visit to Bosnia. The sad thing actually here is the daughter Chelsea was somehow also been pressured to corroborate her mom’s lies.
Case 3: You don’t know shit about what you’re talking about.
Phrase to use: “I’ll try to find you sumthin’ and bring them to yaah.”
Uttered by: The now infamous gaffe generator, republican VP candidate Sarah Palin.
There you go!
And if it happens to be the case that you are in the receiving end of such phrases, there is one standard answer you can use:
” my ass!”
Example: It was a lapse in judgement. Then say, “Judgment my ass!”
Or I misspoke. Say, “Misspoke my ass!”. Or “I’ll bring them to yaah”. Say, “Yaah, bring me that ass!” Oops! LOL!
That should do the trick and bring the erring person to his/her senses.
HEY!!! I totally missed out on your comeback here! Cool to see you again, I must read what you have written since you are back, but just wanted to say hi.
Hej Uli! Thanks for checking this blog out again.
Welcome back!! Cool hearing from you again=) Hope all is well and you stay with us this time;))
Thanks Robin! I’ll stay for good this time…but perhaps not in this same portal.
I can’t see the clips since the ‘smart’ filter in our company prevents it. Anyway, I got the point.Don’t know if Palin really has Swedish origins (if she does, the Swedes are the last ones to tell about it!) but the last one is often used here. Rephrased as “Jag återkommer”, LOL!
You definitely got to see the clips man! You’re right about the last one! LOL!
@Uli and Robin: Hey guys! Thanks for dropping by again. I’ll soon update my sidebars and adjust the titles/links to your blogs.
Great put together, this one! Cheryl