At the risk of sounding like a right winger, I have to say that this story about Bush having pronunciation guides is ridiculous. Is that news now? Really? Then why don't we hear about every other public speaker using them? This is an glaring example of media bias (which is not something I disapprove of, as long the media outlet isn't pretending to be objective, which AOL does).
Plus those are hard words to pronounce. I almost sympathize with the man; he's in catch-22. When he misspeaks, which is bound to happen occasionally when doing as many speeches as he does, he's an idiot, and when he has help to pronounce words like Kyrgyzstan, he's an idiot.
Okay. That's all.
Here's a link to the story I'm talking about. http://news.aol.com/story/_a/goof-reveals-phonetic-guide-for-bush/20070926090409990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001#cmntbgn