“I appreciate my running mate. He’s not the prettiest man in the race, but he’s got sound judgment.”
— Unknown date

“They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it’s some kind of federal program.”
— St. Charles, MO; November 2, 2000

“These people don’t have tanks. The don’t have ships. They hide in caves. They send suiciders out.”
— Speaking about terrorists; Portsmouth, NH; November 1, 2002

“‘Arbolist.’ Look up the word. I don’t know, maybe I made it up. Anyway, it’s an arbo-tree-ist, somebody who knows about trees.? ”
— As quoted in USA Today; August 21, 2001

“The only thing I know about Slovakia is what I learned first-hand from your foreign minister, who came to Texas.”
— To a Slovak journalist; as quoted by Knight Ridder News Service; June 22, 1999; Bush’s meeting was with Janez Drnovsek, the prime minister of Slovenia

“I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well.”
— Washington, D.C.; January 29, 2001

“Do you have blacks, too?”
— To Brazilian president Fernando Cardoso; Washington, D.C.; November 8, 2001

“You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”
— Townsend, TN; February 21, 2001

“For a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times.”
— Tokyo, Japan; February 18, 2002

“You see, the Senate wants to take away some of the powers of the administrative branch.”
— Washington, D.C.; September 19, 2002

One thought on “Bushisms”

  1. Does it hurt anyone else’s brain to read these and then realize that these are coming from the man that a majority of the people decided to elect as their leader?

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