A Turd Blossom By Any Other Name…

Via Kevin Drum, I just found the Dubya Nickname Database, which lists nicknames “granted” by George W. Bush. Of course, Bush’s nicknames for Karl Rove (Turd Blossom, Boy Genius) are pretty well known at this point, but I hadn’t seen or heard a lot of these nicknames before.

In particular, I’m troubled by his nicknames for women, which range from the saccharine (“Sweet Susan” for Republican Senator Susan Collins, “Dulce” for reporetr Candy Crowley) to the combative (“Cobra” for Maureen Dowd, and “Ali” and “Frazier” for California senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein), something that Kevin Drum commenter Psyche also noticed. Interesting to see so many of the nicknames compiled in one place, though the list looks a little incomplete.

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