Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rolling Up Those Sleeves

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 10:50 AM

It's no secret that those canned quotes in press releases are usually an invention of PR agents rather than words that flowed from the mouths of those getting quoted. An particularly amusing example landed in our mailbox today, in separate releases from Senate President Bob Burns and Speaker of the House Kirk Adams, who were reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling regarding English-language learners.

Burns: “This opinion vindicates the Legislature and Arizona. Now we need to roll up our sleeves and get on with it and teach these children English.”

Adams: "Now we need to roll up our sleeves and get on with it and teach these children English."

Do you suppose they said it in unison?

Speaking of rolling up those sleeves: How's that budget coming along?

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