Bush No Longer A 'Stay The Course' Guy - Commentary Bush No Longer A 'Stay The Course' Guy CBS's Meyer Eyes The Latest, Greatest Presidential Doublespeak It's official: the Bush administration's "stay the course" was a figment of the American imagination. Never happened. Wasn't our position. Never said it. Wasn't me. President Bush hinted that he was aware the country was hearing voices on the occasion of his Oct. 11 news conference. "The characterization of, you know, 'It's 'stay the course' is about a quarter right," he said. " 'Stay the course' means keep doing what you're doing. My attitude is: Don't do what you're doing if it's not working â€” change. 'Stay the course' also means don't leave before the job is done." Understand? The official declaration that "stay the course" never happened came two weeks later. "Listen, we've never been 'stay the course,' George," the president told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News. "We have been â€” we will complete the mission, we will do our job and help achieve the goal, but we're constantly adjusting the tactics. Constantly." Link Sure it's biased but I found it to be funny, as the double talk kind of reminded me of the "Who's on First" skit. :grin: "Stay the Course" or "Complete the Mission", does it really matter? Coming from a president who's lost all credibility. It seems to me that Clinton and Bush are starting a grand tradition of presidents who have lost their credibility. Do you think after these two that their predecessors can bring credibility back to the united states presidency?