It was a bit disconcerting to hear President George Bush discuss the resiliency of the economy while ten blocks away people were scrambling to figure out whether Bear Stearns is going to be dissolved. We half-wished Bush would actually switch the location of his speech to a Bear Stearns trading floor just so we could see what kind of reception he’d get there.
That didn’t happen. But tonight CNBC is bringing us the next best thing: the President was interviewed by former Bear Stearns managing director Larry Kudlow. It airs tonight at at 7 PM ET on CNBC’s “Kudlow & Company.” We’re hoping it will be like an episode of Law & Order: SVU, with Goldilocks as the “special victim.”
Okay. It’s not exactly an original point—but our president sure speaks strangley. Remember his line about “the internets?” It wasn’t just the odd sounding pluralization that made it so weird. It was the misplaced article—the “the” where none is usually used. Well, he’s at it again.
CNBC last night aired an interview with the president, and when asked about whether he uses Google the president replied: “One of the things I’ve used on the Google is to pull up maps.”
It’s not a big deal but it sure is weird. Where does this misplaced article come from? Is this some regional tick that we aren’t aware of or is it something else?
You can watch the video here (but only if you are running WIndows, of course, because they are hosted in some space that is partnered up with Microsoft).