Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Why would we want a 3rd Bush as President

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle reported that President Bush said that he would like to see his brother Jeb as President. But why would we want to have a 3rd Bush as President?
San Francisco Chronicleによると43代大統領ジョージ・W・ブッシュはジェブ・ブッシュと言う弟さんが大統領になりたいそうだ。でもどうして他のBush大統領が欲しがる?

The Seattle times had an article related to approval ratings. There have been 43 Presidents so far. President H W Bush (the father) had the 5th lowest approval rating of all the Presidents. The current President (W) is now tied for the 3rd lowest with President Nixon, but it looks like W continues to drop and likely beat Nixon for the (dis)honor.
Seattle TimesはPresidentの支持率の記事がある。アメリカの大統領43人がいた。41代大統領ジョージ・ブッシュは5番目悪いことの支持率だった。今のブッシュ大統領はニクソン大統領と同点で3番目悪いことの支持率だ。でも今でもブッシュ大統領の支持率は下がっているんだろう。多分1人で3番目悪いことになる。

So we have had 2 Bushes as President, and both have been rated very poorly. What makes us believe that a third Bush would do any better?
2人のブッシュ大統領がいた。共は人気がない大統領だった。なぜ3番目のブッシュ大統領のほうがいいと思う?

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At 1:25 AM, Blogger fumiya said...

hi! nice to meet you!;) i am a japanese university student who is learning english and other languages. i found your blog beacuse of mixi.
anyway, i know the approval rating of J.W.Bush. do you like him? i don't like so much because he doesn't try to protect from global warming. i think... what do you think of it??

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger PeterD said...

No, I don't like the President. He has done many things that I don't like, such as go to war with Iraq and not do anything to help the environment.

 
At 6:00 AM, Blogger fumiya said...

i agree with you. Iraq war was caused by the president, i think.
by the way, you are really good at Japanese. how long have you been studying Japanese? and have you lived in Japan, haven't you?

 
At 5:19 PM, Anonymous Nathan Miller said...

I was curious if you had become busy! A week ago I made a taiko video and I was sure you would really get a kick out of it! I think it is 137th...
No more Bush...

 
At 10:19 PM, Blogger PeterD said...

Nathanさん‐太鼓のビデオを見た。すごいですよ。

 
At 4:09 AM, Anonymous motomi said...

there is a saying in Japanese... "二度あることは三度ある”。Maybe that's the reason why Americans want the third Bush as a president.

 
At 7:57 AM, Blogger PeterD said...

That's an interesting saying. It directly translates to "as for twice, there will be three times".

I went to http://www.alc.co.jp/ to get a translation, as my direct translation wouldn't translate sayings or idioms. Here are th translations it had:

- disasters come in three
- go in threes
- never two without a third
- Why only two without three?
- It never rains but it pours
- When it rains, it pours
- What happens twice will happen three times

 

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