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George Carlin: How Politicians Talk

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All those weaselly words politicians use? George Carlin was on the case.

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10 responses to “George Carlin: How Politicians Talk”

  1. Avatar dogsface says:

    “When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front-row seat.” – George Carlin

  2. Avatar Robert ANderson says:

    Too bad he isn’t here to discuss Obama’s whole new vocabulary and more intense level of flim-flam. “I welcome a discussion of…, that’s not who we are” etc.

  3. Avatar Chizzlin' Sam says:

    The latest political conspiracy involves Dick Cheney once again–apparently he had a love child with Sheriff Joe Arpaio…The child’s name is James Porter and he was just named president of the NRA…

  4. Avatar Greg M says:

    Professor Phillip Wander has codified these linguistic sandtraps and termed them, “diplomatic language.” Basically, how to read through the obvious lies diplomats and politicians tell to the public, especially on the Sunday morning talkshows.

  5. Avatar GrannyBgood says:

    LOL! Is that George Bush Jr sitting next to him!!???

  6. Avatar Chizzlin' Sam says:

    I think George Carlin deserved the Mark Twain Prize more than any other comedian who has received it. Both Twain and Carlin were wordsmiths–Carlin being able to craft incisive 5 to 10 minute lists of words (and books) that would expose the double-talk as he poetically regurgitated his rapid fire lists of words. I do wish Carlin had received the Mark Twain Prize in 2007 rather in 2008–because the family got the notification 4 days after George passed.

  7. Avatar newbroom says:

    the will rogers of our generation (60’s)

  8. Avatar Orangutan. says:

    I also really enjoy Bill Hicks way of talking intelligently about the political scenario in our country as well:

    Something about his strength and honesty really innately attracts me to him.