During the first presidential debate last fall, the following exchange took place:
KERRY: The United Nations, Kofi Annan offered help after Baghdad fell. And we never picked him up on that and did what was necessary to transfer authority and to transfer reconstruction. It was always American-run.
Secondly, when we went in, there were three countries: Great Britain, Australia and the United States. That's not a grand coalition. We can do better.
LEHRER: Thirty seconds, Mr. President.
BUSH: Well, actually, he forgot Poland.
Dubya's response might have been reasonable, if lame, if it had been true, but it wasn't. Since then, the phrase "you forgot Poland" (he slurred the first word slightly, causing many to mistake "he" for "you") has apparently developed something of a cult following, and made it into an online slang dictionary. Here's one definition:
A weak and desparate [sic] attempt to put positive spin on an obviously negative situation.
More amusing, though, is the website www.YouForgotPoland.com, which simply features a bunch of photo manipulations on the theme. Like the one above.
Thanks to David for bringing this important site to Superblog!!'s attention.
Sunday, January 16, 2005
Posted by Koala Mentala at 11:58 pm