On the lips of a graceful speaker, repetitive phrasing can create a strong chorus. Screw it up, however, and your meaning is hopelessly mangled.
To wit, our President learned this lesson in rhtetoric last year, when he accidentally amplified the terror threat facing America:
“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” (President George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004)
Today in Albany, Jeanine Pirro followed his lead with this interesting take on her tangled campaign launch:
“I got to tell you, was it my best day? Absolutely not,” she said. “Am I better than that? Absolutely not.”