Sometimes I have trouble translating Bush into English.
Q: Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President, of all the people in the United States you had to choose from, is Harriet Miers the most qualified to serve on the Supreme Court?
THE PRESIDENT: Yes. Otherwise I wouldn't have put her on.
Put her on? Is he saying that this is no more than a cruel practical joke that he's playing on Miers? After another day or two of letting hers think she's it, he's going to say, "Ha, ha, ha. I was just humorificating you. It's really Alberto. Now be a good gal and get us some coffee. The men have important things to talk about."