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Favorite Lines

My favorite lines weren’t uttered by the president, but by my kids. Just as the speech was beginning, my three-year-old daughter informed me that “The president man has to catch some bad guys.” She apparently thinks George Bush is some kind of superhero who will remove his suit Klark Kent-style, fly over to Iraq, and physically take care of that supervillain Saddam. My slightly more sophisticated son, age five, saw NBC flash to a view of American soldiers in Kuwait watching the president’s address. His comment: “Those are the good guys!” Right on, kids.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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