He told the crowd: "The last time I looked at some of your faces, I was at the State of the Union, and I saw kind of a strange expression when I referred to something as the Democrat Party. Now, look, my diction isn't all that good. I have been accused of occasionally mangling the English language. And so I appreciate you inviting the head of the Republic Party."
Yuk, yuk. Bush continued his speech by referring correctly to the "Democratic Party" several times.
During a speech on the country's declining population, he "referred to Japanese women of childbearing age as 'baby-making machines.' He went on to explain that arresting population decline was difficult 'because the number of baby-making machines and devices is fixed [in the population]; all we can do is ask them to do their best per head.'"
Political adversaries called for Yanagisawa's resignation, and he "apologized repeatedly," but has refused to resign.