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 نومبر, 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 جولائی, 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 ستمبر, 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 مئی, 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 مئی, 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 فروری, 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, مشی گن, 29 جنوری, 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 اگست, 2004

“I think war is a dangerous place.”
Washington DC, 7 مئی, 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 اکتوبر, 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 ستمبر, 2004

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

Education

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

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

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

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

Economics

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

“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.”
Reuters, 5 مئی, 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 جنوری, 2001

“سب سے پہلے, 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 مئی, 2003

Health

“I don’t think we need to be subliminable about the differences between our views on prescription drugs.”
Orlando, Florida, 12 ستمبر, 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 ستمبر, 2004

Internet

“Will the highways on the internet become more few?”
Concord, New Hampshire, 29 جنوری, 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 اپریل, 2002

“Information is moving. تم جانتے ہو, nightly news is one way, کورس, but it’s also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets.”
Washington DC, 2 مئی, 2007

What the…?

“I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.”
Saginaw, مشی گن, 29 ستمبر, 2000

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

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

“That’s George Washington, the first president, کورس. 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 مئی, 2006

Leadership

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

“I’m the decider, and I decide what is best.”
Washington DC, 18 اپریل, 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, اور [Tony Blair] read it.”
On the publication of the Baker-Hamilton Report, Washington DC, 7 دسمبر, 2006

“All I can tell you is when the governor calls, I answer his phone.”
San Diego, کیلی فورنیا, 25 اکتوبر, 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 مئی, 2008

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