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Why I love the American President.

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Thread Starter 
If you guys need a giggle... if politics sometimes drives you as mad as it does me, then this one is for you. Just a few choice phrases from the ever articulate Bush. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a Bush-bash, but my goodness he says some funny things!


"I am here to make an announcement that this Thursday, ticket counters and airplanes will fly out of Ronald Reagan Airport." —Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2001

"The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorize himself." —Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 29, 2003

"Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties." —discussing the Iraq war with Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson, as quoted by Robertson

"Do you have blacks, too?" —to Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2001

"It is white." —after being asked by a child in Britain what the White House was like, July 19, 2001

"I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here." —at the President's Economic Forum in Waco, Texas, Aug. 13, 2002

"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, Italy, July 22, 2001

"I wish you'd have given me this written question ahead of time so I could plan for it…I'm sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to come up with answer, but it hadn't yet….I don't want to sound like I have made no mistakes. I'm confident I have. I just haven't — you just put me under the spot here, and maybe I'm not as quick on my feet as I should be in coming up with one." —President George W. Bush, after being asked to name the biggest mistake he had made, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2004

"The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." —Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2001

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." —Washington, D.C., March 13, 2002

"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, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004


Oh yes, and that doesn't include the "We both use colgate toothpaste" remark he made when asked what he had in common with Tony Blair.
post #2 of 20
It's so funny when you read them like that!
post #3 of 20
Those were great!

Btw, in the tabloids over here (and it might be elsewhere as well) Bush is called Dubya.... why is that?
post #4 of 20
Bush is called Dubya because his middle name (Walker) begins with a "W" (pronounced Dubya).

I like those quotes. I have a daily calendar of "Bushisms" at home that keeps me laughing. Of course, my opinions on the guy himself belong in IMO
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Bush is called Dubya because his middle name (Walker) begins with a "W" (pronounced Dubya).
Well I would never have guessed! Thanks for the clarification, now I can test ppl around here to see if they new the reason why!
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Bush is called Dubya because his middle name (Walker) begins with a "W" (pronounced Dubya).
Yup. He's often called George W. Bush to differentiate him from his father, who was also president and is also named George Bush.
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Thread Starter 
hrmn... I thought his father was dead?
post #8 of 20
I'm moving this- Bush threads never stay civil for very long-
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Originally Posted by LilleKat
hrmn... I thought his father was dead?
No, our 41st President is still very much alive. He, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter I believe are the only former presidents still living.

And just for the record, there were just as many misqoutes and miscues on record for Al Gore when Clinton was in office - but I often wonder why the media never compiled such a list for dear Bill. . .
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by RicaLynn
No, our 41st President is still very much alive. He, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter I believe are the only former presidents still living.
Actually (and I didn't learn this until recently), Gerald Ford is still kickin' it, too.
post #11 of 20
What cracks me up is that you would think his manner of speaking would be a problem for him but it's actually a plus for him politically cause of all this BS propaganda about liberal "elites" having all this alledged power and the little guy (yeah Bush via Yale etc) is being put down. So Bush and other good ol boys (once again, via Yale and east coast old money) are the champion of the little guy. It's really nuttiness. So people vote against their own interests cause of this image, I mean Bush's tax policies totaly stick it to this little guy and yet he blighely votes for Bush and screws himself over. It's literally amazing.
post #12 of 20
My favoriate is this one:
Woman: I work 3 jobs just to get by

Bush: You work 3 job?! That's great!

This guy is really out of touch with the american people. Who voted for this guy!!!! I don't understand why people want someone so stupid to be president. I just don't get it!!!
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by eburgess
My favoriate is this one:
Woman: I work 3 jobs just to get by

Bush: You work 3 job?! That's great!

This guy is really out of touch with the american people. Who voted for this guy!!!! I don't understand why people want someone so stupid to be president. I just don't get it!!!
It's because we are now a media democracy, people vote image and feelings and not actual policy. Cause yeah the guy doens't have a clue about day to day life for the average person and things like his tax policies screw the little guy but they keep voting him in.
post #14 of 20
That's the only reason I listen to GeeDubs speeches is because of how he is so not articulate. Just cracks me up.
post #15 of 20
Another issue? A lot of NRA and gun rights followers will vote Republica, because republicans will NEVER ban firearms, and that's the only platform they stand on. Which is sad, because if you disregard the gun laws, there's NOTHING in common with his platforms and the working man's.

In the words of Eddie Izzard Re: royal families: You're a plumber? What on EARTH is that?
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
Another issue? A lot of NRA and gun rights followers will vote Republica, because republicans will NEVER ban firearms, and that's the only platform they stand on. Which is sad, because if you disregard the gun laws, there's NOTHING in common with his platforms and the working man's.

In the words of Eddie Izzard Re: royal families: You're a plumber? What on EARTH is that?
That's a good point, of course Howard Dean is open to guns so it's interesting what might have happened had he run for Pres against Dippy.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by dicknleah
That's the only reason I listen to GeeDubs speeches is because of how he is so not articulate. Just cracks me up.
That is why I read his speaches rather then listen to them. Everytime he opens his mouth I want to shoot myself. Stop looking at every moniter every 10 seconds, just say the damn speach and go away!! AHHHHHHH Just thinking about his pisses me off!!!!! How can soomany people be soo insanely stupid!!!!!!
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Actually (and I didn't learn this until recently), Gerald Ford is still kickin' it, too.
Well maybe not kicking...I believe Ford is around 90ish, and from what I've heard, quite ill.
And while this off off topic, it is intersting to note that Ford, came out supporting equal rights for gays...the highest ranking republican to do so at the time in 2001.
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
Well maybe not kicking...I believe Ford is around 90ish, and from what I've heard, quite ill.
And while this off off topic, it is intersting to note that Ford, came out supporting equal rights for gays...the highest ranking republican to do so at the time in 2001.
I note these older right wingers get more human as they age. Isn't that interesting? Hmmmm more wisdom perhaps? I still say right wing values are very youth driven, very Zeus energy.
post #20 of 20
Those were entertaining when I heard them, and they're just as funny in print....You're right, Marge, they do make us "commoners" think that in some ways, he's one of us...yeah, right..
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