digby at Hullabaloo: "Something very disconcerting has been happening in our discourse for some time, . . . . It's no longer just Bush who is blatantly dumb on TV. A lot of public figures these days adopt all the poses and cadence of ordinary conversation, but actually speak in some sort of gibberish language that makes no sense."
It's true and I have no sense of historical perspective on it.
Of course, politicians in every era and place have spoken gibberish, when it suited them, but Americans in the 21st century have adopted a political language almost devoid of analytical thought. It is as if every statement is an emotive 30-second commercial.