Bushisms

Bush has just left the building. Perhaps the world will be a kinder, gentler place now. But it will certainly be a less funny place. For life is stranger than fiction, and Bush was funnier than any stand-up comedian. Jon Stewart is going to miss him. So will I.

Self Image

“They misunderestimated me.”
Bentonville, Arkansas, 6 نوفمبر, 2000

“I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe – I believe what I believe is right.”
Rome, 22 يوليو, 2001

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says, fool me once, shame on… shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.”
Nashville, Tennessee, 17 سبتمبر, 2002

“There’s no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead.”
Washington DC, 11 مايو, 2001

“I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today. He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me.”
Nashville, Tennessee, 27 مايو, 2004

Statemanship

“For a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times.”
Tokyo, 18 فبراير, 2002

“The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorise himself.”
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 29 يناير, 2003

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
Washington DC, 5 أغسطس, 2004

“I think war is a dangerous place.”
Washington DC, 7 مايو, 2003

“The ambassador and the general were briefing me on the – the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice.”
Washington DC, 27 أكتوبر, 2003

“Free societies are hopeful societies. And free societies will be allies against these hateful few who have no conscience, who kill at the whim of a hat.”
Washington DC, 17 سبتمبر, 2004

“تعلمون, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.”
CBS News, Washington DC, 6 سبتمبر, 2006

التعليم

“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”
Florence, South Carolina, 11 يناير, 2000

“Reading is the basics for all learning.”
Reston, Virginia, 28 مسيرة, 2000

“As governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I have met those standards.”
CNN, 30 أغسطس, 2000

“You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”
Townsend, Tennessee, 21 فبراير, 2001

Economics

“I understand small business growth. I was one.”
New York Daily News, 19 فبراير, 2000

“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.”
Reuters, 5 مايو, 2000

“I do remain confident in Linda. She’ll make a fine Labour Secretary. From what I’ve read in the press accounts, she’s perfectly qualified.”
Austin, Texas, 8 يناير, 2001

“أولا, let me make it very clear, poor people aren’t necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn’t mean you’re willing to kill.”
Washington DC, 19 مايو, 2003

Health

“I don’t think we need to be subliminable about the differences between our views on prescription drugs.”
Orlando, Florida, 12 سبتمبر, 2000

“Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYN’s aren’t able to practice their love with women all across the country.”
Poplar Bluff, Missouri, 6 سبتمبر, 2004

Internet

“Will the highways on the internet become more few?”
Concord, New Hampshire, 29 يناير, 2000

“It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber.”
Washington DC, 10 أبريل, 2002

“Information is moving. تعلمون, nightly news is one way, بالطبع, but it’s also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets.”
Washington DC, 2 مايو, 2007

What the…?

“I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.”
Saginaw, Michigan, 29 سبتمبر, 2000

“Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.”
LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 18 أكتوبر, 2000

“Those who enter the country illegally violate the law.”
Tucson, Arizona, 28 نوفمبر, 2005

“That’s George Washington, the first president, بالطبع. The interesting thing about him is that I read three – three or four books about him last year. Isn’t that interesting?”
Speaking to reporter Kai Diekmann, Washington DC, 5 مايو, 2006

Leadership

“I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.”
Bartlett, Tennessee, 18 أغسطس, 2000

“I’m the decider, and I decide what is best.”
Washington DC, 18 أبريل, 2006

“And truth of the matter is, a lot of reports in Washington are never read by anybody. To show you how important this one is, I read it, و [Tony Blair] read it.”
On the publication of the Baker-Hamilton Report, Washington DC, 7 ديسمبر, 2006

“All I can tell you is when the governor calls, I answer his phone.”
San Diego, كاليفورنيا, 25 أكتوبر, 2007

Famous Last Words

“I’ll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.”
Washington DC, 12 مايو, 2008

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