The Wit and Somewhat Elusive
Wisdom of George W. Bush
We look to our leaders for inspiration and hope. We also hope they'll say stupid things so we can have a good laugh at their expense. Thusly, enjoy these quotes from George W. Bush.
"Those who enter the country illegally violate the law."
"I believe we are called to do the hard work to make our communities and quality of life a better place."
"As a matter of fact, I know relations between our governments is good."
"We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job. That's what I'm telling you."
"I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well."
"The best place for the facts to be done is by somebody who's spending time investigating it."
"You took an oath to defend our flag and our freedom, and you kept that oath underseas and under fire."
"I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep on the soil of a friend."
"We discussed the way forward in Iraq, discussed the importance of a democracy in the greater Middle East in order to leave behind a peaceful tomorrow."
"It's in our country's interests to find those who would do harm to us and get them out of harm's way."
"Part of the facts is understanding we have a problem, and part of the facts is what you're going to do about it."
"This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table."
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
"I will have a foreign-handed foreign policy."
"This administration is doing everything we can to end the stalemate in an efficient way. We're making the right decisions to bring the solution to an end."
Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way America is all about.
George W. Bush
"Drug therapies are replacing a lot of medicines as we used to know it."
"Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness."
"I understand that the unrest in the Middle East creates unrest throughout the region."
"If you don't stand for anything, you don't stand for anything!"
"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
"We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.''
"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive position and have a tremendous impact on history."
"Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods."
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
"One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected."
"Will the highways on the Internet become more few?"
"I am mindful of the difference between the executive branch and the legislative branch. I assured all four of these leaders that I know the difference, and that difference is they pass the laws and I execute them."
"We must all hear the universal call to like your neighbor just like you like to be liked yourself."
"Governor Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure."
"If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign."
"We ought to make the pie higher."
"Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way America is all about."
"I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question."
"Reading is the basics for all learning."
"Laura and I really don't realize how bright our children is sometimes until we get an objective analysis."
"I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun."
"First, we would not accept a treaty that would not have been ratified, nor a treaty that I thought made sense for the country."
"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."
"It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas."
"They misunderestimated me."
"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
"The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants."
"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
"We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans."
"I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe-I believe what I believe is right."
"I understand small business growth. I was one."
"One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures."
"They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program."
"If a person doesn't have the capacity that we all want that person to have, I suspect hope is in the far distant future, if at all."
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