"we're a large company": Bush lets slip an Open Secret

President Bu$h is the most recent in a long line of USA, Inc's corporate governors. Previously, however, I've been unaware of any instance where the CEO let slip an explicit statement of the commercial nature of the Federal government which I posit is an important advance America's coming out of the closet.

For that reason, I quote Bush's remark here, separate from its context, Remarks By President Bush and President Musharraf of Pakistan in a Photo Opportunity:

Q: Thank you. Mr. President, what do you make of the warning sounded yesterday by Tommy Thompson that the American food supply may be at risk to terrorist attack?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Tommy was commenting on the fact that we're a large company -- country, with all kinds of avenues where somebody can inflict harm. And we're doing everything we can to protect the American people. I picked a good man to head the Homeland Security Department in Bernie Kerik. I hope the Senate confirms him quickly so he can get to work. There's a lot of work to be done. We've made a lot of progress in protecting our country, and there's more work to be done. And this administration is committed to doing it.

Congratulations America! The first step towards solving a problem is acknowledgement of the facts.


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