(Originally posted to Politics at EraBlog on Thu, 14 Aug 2003 06:40:32 GMT)
Good article on how the Bush administration is using language to influence public opinion.
Civil service reform means "flexibility" to replace civil service protection with cronyism and patronage.
Privatization justifies the notion that corporations are more likely to serve the public interest than publicly owned utilities, schools and prisons.
Support the troops, a brilliant concept, suggests that if you question foreign policy or war policy, you have the deaths of our finest young men and women in uniform on your hands. Objective: to stifle public dissent.