We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Every prominent person says things a little inane where people can hear and mock them. Bush was subjected to a lot more of it than Obama has been and with less justice.
One of the classics of this was supposed to be Dan Quayle's "potatoe". The teacher running the spelling bee put the word on the card for VP Quayle and that's how it was spelled. In the same fix, I might have figured the teacher knew better than I did and used the same spelling.