Nov 11, 2008
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George Bush - 'Lame Duck' President. We Get 'Lame', Why 'Duck'? Discuss..

Bye Bye Bush

Why do they call someone in office but with no authority or influence a 'lame duck'? We totally get the 'lame' part, but why pick on the little birdees?

Harry Meedsden, Circus Artist

"The reason they say lame duck and not lame president was because Roosevelt was lame and it would have been in poor taste to call an actually lame president lame.

Why they use the word duck is more difficult to say. I suppose it's because all the other possible animals you could use in this way have been taken for other meanings already, or are completely inappropriate to use in regard of a lame president. For instance 'lame dog' doesn't sound right. 'Lame cat'? 'Lame lion'? 'Lame goose'? No No No. I don't know why they say duck, but it has a nice but naughty ring to it."

Jerry Sprinkler, Radio Talk Show Host

"The reason they use the term duck is because he's about to duck out of the office, stupid."

Hug Tharsden, Bodybuilder

"Abraham Lincoln kept a duck in the office named Eric - it followed him everywhere. Eric had only one good leg. After Lincoln was assassinated office interns joked that Eric the duck was now president, hence the term lame duck as president when the president was technically the presidnet but couldn't do anything. That term has stuck to this very day.

Eric The Lame Duck never passed any laws he just quacked a lot, pooped and laid eggs, a bit like an actual useless president apart from the laying eggs part.

I recommend that Mr Obama gets his children a pet duck and not the puppy he has promised them, it might serve him well in times to come."

Gramps Rusky, Organic Farmer

"The term lame duck in an old term and it dates back to when the president of the United States held little respect at home and around the world. The president was in fact called something that rhymes with duck and it was changed to duck by the media of the day. So when the president, or duck, lost his authority but was still in power, he was simply called a lame duck, as opposed to a vanilla duck when he had it."

Harry Baldicoot, Retired retirement consultant

"I have absolutely no idea why they say lame duck. If it's any help, a lame ducky president is when the president dresses in a night gown, puts a cigarette in a long cigarette holder and ponces about the White House in an as effeminate way as is possible. He uses the terms 'so', 'it's to die for' 'kiss me you big security guard brute" etc, all very lame.



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