Okay, now, what'd I just say?
Bush's joke about weapons of mass destruction draws criticism
So the criticism starts - which is great - but we have to be careful, as a party, how we play this. Remember the us-them, coalition building effect of humor. Now, if we get school-marm-ish and holler about Bush's unfunny remarks, those who support him can unite with the prez (as quarterback or class president) and bully the dweebs who don't get the joke.
The subtle result is to downplay further Bush's failure to find weapons in Iraq. If it's okay to laugh about it, it mustn't have been so important to being with. We went to liberate too, anyway, remember. Pass the peas . . . .