â€˜Stay the courseâ€™ means keep doing what youâ€™re doing. My attitude is, donâ€™t do what youâ€™re doing if itâ€™s not working â€” change. â€˜Stay the courseâ€™ also means donâ€™t leave before the job is done.â€
[George Bush in the New York Times ]
I didn’t see him say that but I have this vision of him leaning on his lecturn saying
“Some mah ‘ponents say we should keep doin’ what we’re doin’. Stay the course. Mah att’tude is – f’it ain’t workin’ ya need t’ do somp’n else. Some mah ‘ponents don’ unnerstan that. The mercan people unnerstan that an’ ah unnerstan that. Ah’m the unnerstanner. hehehe.
[George Bush in my imagination]