The Complete Bushisms - Bush Quotables
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The Complete Bushisms - Bush Quotables Lets get the daily Bush Bash started with a bang today. Some of these are just too much. "We want to promote families in America. Families is where our nation takes hope, where wings take dream."
posted by brian (17 comments total)
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"Actually, I -- this may sound a little West Texan to you, but I like it.
When I'm talking about -- when I'm talking about myself, and when he's
talking about myself, all of us are talking about me."

Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000

"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."

Reuters, May 5, 2000

"I think we agree, the past is over."

On his meeting with John McCain, Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000

"Laura and I really don't realize how bright our children is sometimes
until we get an objective analysis."

Meet the Press, April 15, 2000

"I was raised in the West. The west of Texas. It's pretty close to
California. In more ways than Washington, D.C., is close to California."

Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2000

Jesus wants you to vote Republican!

"We want our teachers to be trained so they can meet the obligations,
their obligations as teachers. We want them to know how to teach the science of reading. In order to make sure there's not this kind of federal

Fritsche Middle School, Milwaukee, March 30, 2000

"The fact that he relies on facts -- says things that are not factual --
are going to undermine his campaign."

New YorkTimes, March 4, 2000

"It is not Reaganesque to support a tax plan that is Clinton in nature."

Los Angeles, Feb. 23, 2000

"I understand small business growth. I was one."

New York Daily News, Feb. 19, 2000

"The senator has got to understand if he's going to have he can't have it
both ways. He can't take the high horse and then claim the low road."

To reporters in Florence, S.C., Feb. 17, 2000

Get a tax cut on all the money Jesus told you to give to the poor! Vote Republican!

"If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and
principles, come and join this campaign."

Hilton Head, S.C., Feb. 16, 2000

"How do you know if you don't measure if you have a system that simply
suckles kids through?"

Explaining the need for educational accountability, Beaufort, S.C.,
Feb. 16, 2000

"We ought to make the pie higher."

South Carolina Republican Debate, Feb. 15, 2000

"I've changed my style somewhat, as you know. I'm less I pontificate less,
although it may be hard to tell it from this show. And I'm more interacting
with people."

Meet The Press, Feb. 13, 2000

"I think we need not only to eliminate the tollbooth to the middle class,
I think we should knock down the tollbooth."

Nashua, N.H., as quoted by Gail Collins, New York Times, Feb. 1, 2000

"The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case."

Pella, Iowa, as quoted in the San Antonio Express News, Jan. 30, 2000

"Will the highways on the Internet become more few?"

Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000

"This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what you do
when you run for president. You gotta preserve."

Speaking during Perseverance Month" at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. As quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2000

"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."

Greater Nashua, N.H., Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 27, 2000

"This is still a dangerous world. It's a world of madmen and uncertainty
and potential mental losses."

At a South Carolina oyster roast, as quoted in the Financial Times,
Jan. 14, 2000

"We must all hear the universal call to like your neighbor just like you
like to be liked yourself."

At a South Carolina oyster roast, as quoted in the Financial Times,
Jan.14, 2000

"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"

Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

"There needs to be debates, like we're going through. There needs to be
townhall meetings. There needs to be travel. This is a huge country."

Larry King Live, Dec. 16, 1999

"The important question is, How many hands have shaked?"

Answering a question about why he hasn't spent more time in NewHampshire, In the New York Times, Oct. 23, 1999

"Keep good relations with the Grecians."

Quoted in the Economist, June 12, 1999

posted by lagado at 5:19 AM on October 24, 2000

And to think, this enlightened man is in the town I work in, today! Wow.
posted by hijinx at 6:05 AM on October 24, 2000

hijinx, you know what to do. Our hopes rest on your broad shoulders.
posted by holgate at 6:10 AM on October 24, 2000

anyone living in a swing state and thinking of voting for nader should take a look at these quotes and decide if they really want to help put bush in office with their vote.

there are many ways to help further the worthy and important causes that nader espouses without tilting the vote to bush.
posted by saralovering at 7:00 AM on October 24, 2000

And I will be so very happy when because of all the people scared into voting for Gore that Nader just barely misses the 5% mark.
posted by gyc at 7:11 AM on October 24, 2000

Hey-if Bush wins, he'll set the GOP back for decades!!
Though some may choose to, uh, "vote with a bullet."
Either way, its a win-win!!

And to gyc-"huh?!"

posted by black8 at 7:27 AM on October 24, 2000

Though some may choose to, uh, "vote with a bullet."


Actually, if any President was going to be assassinated by extremists, Clinton would be the guy. And he's just about made it through 2 terms, so either the a) fringe element is getting soft, b) the Secret Service is doing a bang-up job of proactive defense, or c) he's durn lucky.

Either way you slice it, "voting with a bullet" just martyrs the victim(s) and turns their crusade into a religion.
posted by ethmar at 7:46 AM on October 24, 2000

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posted by matthewburgess at 10:54 AM on October 24, 2000

me thinks gyc was making a little plug for mr. bush... and seems to have perfectly captured the boob's eloquence and way with words.
posted by Niccola Six at 11:04 AM on October 24, 2000

Niccola, don't you think equating other users with GW Bush is going a little too far? You can call 'gyc' names, but saying he's like Bush, well, that's an insult on a whole different level, don't you think?
posted by mathowie at 11:28 AM on October 24, 2000

If anything, quotes like these help to convince me that Dubya is likely to be too ineffectual to do that much damage as president.
posted by harmful at 11:31 AM on October 24, 2000

I wonder why the crowd here is so left-leaning. I'm sure examining the demographics of the group would be an interesting social study.
posted by CRS at 12:02 PM on October 24, 2000

Because the Web is filled with Commies and pinkos, and other deviants. Didn't you know that everyone online is here for the Donkey Porn?

Nader Nader Nader!!!
posted by solistrato at 12:34 PM on October 24, 2000

It's perfectly all right to say I'm like Bush. After all, I think that's why I can relate to him so much. I have lots of problems trying to express myself in writing or speaking much like him, even though I think I'm reasonably intelligent.
posted by gyc at 12:45 PM on October 24, 2000

I'm certain that Jay Leno and David Letterman would love to have Bush as president -- not for what he can do for the country, but for what he can do for their careers. This is better than reading a list of Yogi Berra quotes!
posted by aprilgem at 12:59 PM on October 24, 2000

solistrato: i hate to disappoint you, but appears to be running out of cash. a pity. (semi-on topic comment...i'm still pissed nader isn't on the ballot here. and a write-in vote invalidates the entire ballot. sigh)

further topic drift. metafilter spell check suggests replacing nader with obliterator. discuss amongst yourselves.
posted by lescour at 1:57 PM on October 24, 2000

Tonight (10/25/00), Senator Henry Reid from Nevada read a lot of the bushims on the floor of the senate as criticism against bush. It was broadcast on CSPAN2. I only caught the last part of it (before my local cable company -- go time warner! [i mean it... go away] cut into Bravo).
posted by bison at 5:05 PM on October 25, 2000

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