George W Bush Quotes - mostly gleaned from slate.com before they quietly removed it under sale to msn. It used to be at Bushisms
Quotes from the man who did not allow either his DWI arrest
"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between mother and child." - GWB
or theft arrest prevent him from stealing the Presidency,
"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
"Welcome to Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts."
"Mars is essentially in the same orbit...
Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water.
If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."
"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history.
But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century." GW Bush,
"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy, but that could change."
"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'."
"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things."
"Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because
it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods." Dec. 20, 2000
"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."
"I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun."
"Mr. Vice President, in all due respect, it is—I'm not sure 80 percent of the people get the death tax. I know this: 100 percent will get it if I'm the president."
"A tax cut is really one of the anecdotes to coming out of an economic illness."
"Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way America is all about."
"If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then I'm for it." St. Louis, Mo.
"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."
"The future will be better tomorrow."
"We're going to have the best educated American people in the world."
"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a
tremendous impact on history."
"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made." GW Bush, Jr. to Sam Donaldson
"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe.
We are a part of Europe." ...
"Public speaking is very easy." ...
"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican"
"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."
"When I have been asked who caused the riots and the killing in LA, my answer has been direct & simple:
Who is to blame for the riots? the rioters are to blame.
Who is to blame for the killings? the killers are to blame.
"Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it."
"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur."
"For NASA, space is still a high priority."
"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."
"The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that George Bush may or may not make." ...Gov GW Bush, Jr.
"We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten
you on the mistakes we may or may not have made."
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the
impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
"[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system." GW Bush
Need we say more?
ALL credit due to the near-brilliantJacob Weisburg and Slate Magazine
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