First, the irony. President Bush, whose many malapropisms and linguistic gaffes are well-chronicled, called out John Kerry for mangling a joke. Bush said, “Anybody who is in a position to serve this country ought to understand the consequences of words.” One might have assumed that the President would be sheepish in calling attention to such verbal missteps. But, in his own words from October 11, 2006, I suppose “One has a stronger hand when there’s more people playing your same cards.”
SI’s Phil Taylor questions Derek Jeter’s leadership. I didn’t think any mainstream sportswriter had the cojones to do so. Whether it’s true or not, kudos to Taylor for at least opening up the subject to debate.