Friday, October 19, 2012

Election Season Fun

Since we're closing in on Election Day here in the States, I thought it might be fun to share why George W. Bush is one of my favorite Presidents. Believe it or not, it has nothing to do with his policies, and everything to do with his unique way of using the English language. So, in keeping with the theme of Fabulously Fun Fridays (and yes, I know this is dreadfully late), I offer you some of my favorite "Bushism" from our 43rd President.

''Actually, this may sound a little West Texan to you, but I like it when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me.''
—Presidential candidate George W. Bush, interview on "Hardball", MSNBC, May 31, 2000

 ''And so, General, I want to thank you for your service. And I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who are trying to defeat us in Iraq.''
—President George W. Bush, meeting with Army Gen. Ray Odierno, Washington, D.C., March 3, 2008

 ''I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.''
—Presidential candidate George W. Bush, Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000

 ''You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you need to concentrate on.''
—President George W. Bush, at the 2001 Gridiron dinner

 ''See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.''
—President George W. Bush, Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

 ''Then you wake up at the high school level and find out that the illiteracy level of our children are appalling.''
—President George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2004

 ''Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?''
—George W. Bush, Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

 ''I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.''
—President George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008

 ''It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It's not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet.''
—Presidential candidate George W. Bush, Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 24, 2000

 ''Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.''
—Presidential candidate George W. Bush, LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

 ''One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.''
—Presidential candidate George W. Bush, U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 3, 2000

 ''I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.''
—President George W. Bush, Washington, D.C. June 18, 2002

 ''I've heard he's been called Bush's poodle. He's bigger than that.''
—President George W. Bush, discussing former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, as quoted by the Sun newspaper, June 27, 2007

 ''Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country.''
—President George W. Bush, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004

 ''If you don't stand for anything, you don't stand for anything! If you don't stand for something, you don't stand for anything!''
—Presidential candidate George W. Bush, Bellevue Community College, Nov. 2, 2000

 ''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.''
—President George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002.

 ''I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me.''
—President George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., May 27, 2004

 ''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.''
—President George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004
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