"Mark my words. He will leave office the most unpopular president in history.

The junta has done too much wreckage."

- "The Last Defender of the American Republic? An interview with Gore Vidal", L.A. Weekly, July 2002 (below)


Incurious George

"One power, with a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust." - Nelson Mandela f0yufpfyufp0 f0yufpfyufp0ff "There's no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead." - George W. Bush, May 11, 2001 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "I glance at the headlines just to kind of get a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are... ... probably read the news themselves." - George W.'s interview with Brit Hume on Fox News Channel, Washington, D.C., Sep. 21, 2003 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Mr. Bush's ignorance may reflect his lack of curiosity: "The best way to get the news," he says, "is from objective sources. And the most objective sources I have are people on my staff." Two words: emperor, clothes." - "A Willful Ignorance", "by Paul Krugman, The New York Times,10.28.03 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0 "The incurious President was so opaque on some important issues that top Cabinet officials were left guessing his mind even after face-to-face meetings." - "Confessions of a White House Insider", by John F. Dickerson, TIME magazine, 1.12.04 fr98yf0yufpfyufp00ff "...But it is worrisome when one of the most incurious men ever to occupy the White House takes pains to insist that he gets his information on what the world is saying only in predigested bits from his appointees." - "The Presidential Bubble", New York Times Editorial, 9.29.03 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0fp0ff "The incurious George, who has said he prefers to get his information from his inner circle rather than newspapers or TV, may finally be waking up to the downside of such self-censorship. You can end up hearing a lot of bogus, self-serving garbage from Ahmad Chalabi, via Mr. Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz, instead of unpleasant reality. "   - " A Tale of Two Fathers", by Maureen Dowd, The New York Times, 10.12.03 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0fp0ff "It is entirely possible that President Bush really does not know that his approach to the war on terror has been a failure. Whether he scans the headlines, as Laura suggests, or really does avoid contact with news that has not been filtered by his staff, all indications are that this president is not a curious man. And his lack of curiosity is not just frightening. In times like these, it is dangerous." - "Not-so-Curious George (Bush)", Capitol Times | Editorial , July 19, 2004 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0yufp0ff "First, George W. Bush, despite laudable personal and family characteristics, is remarkably incurious and ill read. Gut instincts can carry even a gifted politician only so far. And a lack of knowledge leaves him vulnerable to simplistic remedies to complex problems, especially when it comes to turning America into the globe's governess." - "The Conservative Case Against George W. Bush" by Doug Bandow, The American Conservative, 12.1.03 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case." - George W. Bush, Pella, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2000 nfgnfdfx nfgnfdfx fr9______________________________________________ 8y Q: Do you have any ideas for a really scary reality TV show? Kurt Vonnegut : "C students from Yale." It would stand your hair on end. . - from "Kurt Vonnegut vs. the !*!@", interview by Joel Bleifuss, In These Timesf r9______________________________________________ nnfgnfdfxfgnfdfx "How do you know if you don't measure, if you have a system that simply suckles kids through?"  - George W. Bush, explaining the need for educational accountability in Beaufort, S.C., Feb.16, 2000 /uuu "Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" - George W. Bush, Florence, SC, Jan. 11, 2000 / "You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test." - George W. Bush, Feb. 21, 2001 / "Then you wake up at the high school level and find out that the illiteracy level of our children are appalling." -Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2004 fr98yf0yufpfy/ufp0ff fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ffhhhhhh "I want it to be said that the Bush administration was a results-oriented administration, because I believe the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read and having an education system that's responsive to the child and to the parents as opposed to mired in a system that refuses to change, will make America what we want it to be---a more literate country and a hopefuller country." - George W. Bush, Jan. 2001 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "The public education system in America is one of the most important foundations of our democracy. After all, it is where children from all over America learn to be responsible citizens, and learn to have the skills necessary to take advantage of our fantastic opportunistic society." - George W. Bush, May 1, 2002 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff 8yf0yufpfyuf0ff "Laura and I really don't realize how bright our children is sometime until we get an objective analysis." - George W. Bush,Meet the Press, April 15, 2000 fr98yf0yupfyufp0ff "We have struggle to not proceed but to preceed to the future of a nation's child." - Journal Gazette 11/12/00 fr98yf0y8yf0yufpfyuufpfyufp0ff "Education belongs to everybody. High standards belongs to everybody." - Yes they does... White House, Oct. 2, 2003 8yf0yufpfyu fr98yf0yufpfy "We want results in every single classroom so that one single child is left behind." - Wonder who's the lucky kid? Little Rock, Arkansas, Nov. 10, 2003 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff   "We want our teachers to know how to teach the science of reading, in order to make sure there's not this kind of federal cufflink." - At Fritsche Middle School, Milwaukee, March 30, 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children." - Second presidential debate,Oct. 11, 2000 /

George reading "My Pet Goat" whiile the Twin Towers burned. hherge "It is -- it seems like to me a fantastic opportunity for the country, to make sure that the desires of this country are met, and that is every child become a good reader." - On education, Landover, Maryland, Jul. 7, 2003 / fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Sitting down and reading a 500-page book on public policy or philosophy or something." - George W. Bush when asked to name something he isn't good at (Talk magazine, September 1999)

"Then I went for a run with the other dog and just walked. And I started thinking about a lot of things. I was able to - I can't remember what it was. Oh, the inaugural speech, started thinking through that." - George W. Bush, in a pre-inaugural interview with U.S. News & World Report fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures." - George W. Bush, in a speech at a literary council in Idaho fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff www.bushorchimp.com fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Sometimes when I sleep at night I think of 'Hop on Pop." - George W. Bush, in a speech about childhood education, Washington, D.C., April 2, 2002 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "It is white." - George W. Bush, asked by a child in Britain what the White House was like, July 19, 2001 8yf0yufpfy

"I want the folks to see me sitting in the same kind of seat they sit in, eating the same popcorn, peeing in the same urinal." - Explaining his choice to sit "among the fans" when involved in management of the Texas Rangers, interview with Time Magazine, 1989 / fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "I'm really skeptical of people who try to parlay exposure at sporting events into votes." - Duhbya on the campaign trail, on his way to the Kentucky Derby yufpfyufp "There's no negotiations with these terrorists," he said. "You know, you don't sign a treaty with people who are -- -- who don't believe in rules, people who don't have a conscience." - George W. Bush, 22 April 2004 yufpfyufp y yufpfy "International law? I better call my lawyer! I don't know what you're talking about, about international law." - W's response to questions about the administration's handing out of reconstruction contracts in Iraq, Dec.11, 2003hf /yufpfyufp "I'm gonna talk about the ideal world, Chris. I've read - I understand reality. If you're asking me as the president, would I understand reality, I do." - George W. Bush, on MSNBC's "Hardball" fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "I've been to war. I've raised twins. If I had a choice, I'd rather go to war. - Dubya doing a sterling job of belittling war and parenting at the same time, while also backhandedly manufacturing a war record for himself out of thin air, Jan. 27, 2002 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "I was not prepared to shoot my eardrum out with a shotgun in order to get a deferment. Nor was I willing to go to Canada. So I chose to better myself by learning how to fly airplanes." - George W. Bush, 1994. Source: MSNBC fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "The fact that he relies on facts - says things that are not factual - are going to undermine his campaign." - George W. Bush on Al Gore, New York Times, March 4, 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "And if he continues that, I'm going to tell the nation what I think about him as a human being and a person." -Today show, Aug. 1, 2000 / ______________________________________________________y bsnss BUSHSPEAK /? "He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don't let that fool you -- -- he really is an idiot." / - Groucho Marx ______________________________________________________y ufp0fffndt yufpfyufp "It was just inebriating what Midland was all about then." -George W. Bush, reflecting in 1994 about growing up in Midland, Texas

"Really proud of it. A great campaign. And I'm really pleased with the organization and the thousands of South Carolinians that worked on my behalf.  And I'm very gracious and humbled." - To Cokie Roberts, This Week, Feb. 20, 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Anyway, I'm so thankful, and so gracious -- I'm gracious that my brother Jeb is concerned about the hemisphere as well." - Miami, Florida, June 4, 2001 ndnnnd yf0yufpfyf0yufpf "Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods." - George W. Bush, Dec.20, 2000 "I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft." - Second presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004 (watch video) fr98yf0yufpf "They said, 'You know, this issue doesn't seem to resignate with the people.' And I said, you know something? Whether it resignates or not doesn't matter to me, because I stand for doing what's the right thing, and what the right thing is hearing the voices of people who work." - George W. Bush, Portland, Ore., Oct. 31, 2000 fr98yf0yufpf "I don't want nations feeling like that they can bully ourselves and our allies. I want to have a ballistic defense system so that we can make the world more peaceful, and at the same time I want to reduce our own nuclear capacities to the level commiserate with keeping the peace." - George W Bush, Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 23, 2000 fr98yf0yufpf fr98yf0yufpf "It seemed to me they based some of their decisions on the word of - and the allegations - by people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people that had been trained in some instances to disassemble - that means not tell the truth," Bush said. He appeared to have intended to use the word "dissemble." - The Washington Post, June 1, 2005 fr98yf0yufpf "I don't have to accept their tenants. I was trying to convince those college students to accept my tenants. And I reject any labeling me because I happened to go to the university." - George W. Bush, Today, Feb. 23, 2000 fr98yf0yufpf/  I don't think we need to be subliminable [sic] about the differences between our views on prescription drugs." - Orlando, Fla., Se/pt. 12, 2000 fr98yf0yufpf "The idea of putting subliminable [sic] messages into ads is ridiculous." - George W. Bush, Sept. 2000 fr98yf0yufpf fr98yf0yufpf "What I'm against is quotas. I'm against hard quotas, quotas that basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, quotas, I think, vulcanize society." - George W. Bush, meaning to say "balkanize," not "vulcanize" -- we think -- and something about quotas (Austin American-Statesman 3/23/99). / "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 in Beaufort, S.C., Feb.16, 2000 / "This is Preservation month. I appreciate preservation. This is what you do when you run for president. You've got to preserve." - George W. Bush to several hundred children at an elementary school in Nashua that was celebrating what it called Perseverance Month (not Preservation Month) vf\ "I am a person who recognizes the fallacy of humans." - Oprah, Sept. 19, 2000 vf\ / "...so I was just enebriating how they've been misunderestimating me if they think subliminable messages are gonna work on me... I'm way too smart... and besides, the Lord guides my every move..." vf "Now, in terms of youngsters who are looking for -- you know, who are searching for a future, if there's a hopeless future there may be an opportunity to convert them into potential suiciders or potential killers." - George W. Bush May 14, 2002 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "These people don't have tanks. They don't have ships. They hide in caves. They send suiciders out." - George W. Bush, Nov. 1, 2002 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "I believe he wants peace for his people, I truly do. I mean, he's a man who has presided over suiciders." - George W. Bush, Nov. 17, 2003 xzvV f xzvV "It is dangerous in Iraq because there are some who believe that we're soft, that the will of the United States can be shaken by suiciders -- and suiciders who are willing to drive up to a Red Cross center, a center of international help and aid and comfort, and just kill." - George W. Bush, Oct. 28, 2003 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "We've discovered mass graves with over 300,000 people there, rape rooms and torture rooms. He is paying suiciders to go kill innocent Israelis." - George W. Bush, Nov. 17, 2003 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "It is dangerous in Iraq because there are some who believe that we're soft, that the will of the United States can be shaken by suiciders--and suiciders who are willing to drive up to a Red Cross center, a center of international help and aid and comfort, and just kill.... The strategy remains the same. The tactics to respond to more suiciders driving cars will alter on the ground." - When Dubya makes up a word, he sure sticks to it, White House, Oct. 28, 2003 fr98pfyufpff "A lot of times in the rhetoric, people forget the facts. And the facts are that thousands of small businesses - - Hispanically owned or otherwise -- pay taxes at the highest marginal rate." - George W. Bush, speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, March 19, 2001 fr98pfyufpff fr98pfyufpff "I've coined new words, like, misunderstanding and Hispanically." - George W. Bush, speaking at the Radio & Television Correspondents dinner, March 29, 2001


"They misunderestimated me." - George W. Bush, Nov. 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "The folks who conducted to act on our country on September 11th made a big mistake. They underestimated America. They underestimated our resolve, our determination, our love for freedom. They misunderestimated the fact that we love a neighbor in need. They misunderestimated the compassion of our country. I think they misunderestimated the will and determination of the Commander-in-Chief, too." - George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2001 

"Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness." - George W. Bush, in a CNN online chat, Aug. 2000  __________________________________ x x x x  _________________________________ 'jooi "It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it." - Reuters, May 5, 2000 dfbdfbdb "A tax cut is really one of the anecdotes to coming out of an economic illness." - George W. Bush, Sept. 2000 dfbdfbdb "My pan plays down (sic) an unprecedented amount of our national debt."` - Budget address to Congress, Feb. 27, 2001 dfbdfbdb "It's going to require numerous IRA agents." - On Gore's tax plan, Greensboro, N.C., Oct. 10, 2000 dfbdfbdb "We want to make sure our wallets all across the country are healthy." - Dubya proposes a health care plan for wallets, Philadelpia, Pennsylvania, Jan. 31, 2004 hhhyhhhh "My opponent seems to think that Social Security is a federal program." - The final Presidential debate hhhyhhhh "They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program." - St. Charles, Mo., Nov. 2, 2000 hhhyhhhh "Down in Washington they're playing with Social Security like it's some kind of government program!" - NBC Nightly News fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "And so, in my State of the -- my State of the Union -- or state -- my speech to the nation, whatever you want to call it, speech to the nation -- I asked Americans to give 4,000 years - 4,000 hours over the next -- the rest of your life -- of service to America. That's what I asked -- 4,000 hours." - George W. Bush, Bridgeport, Conn., April 9, 2002 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "I suspect that had my dad not been president, he'd be asking the same questions: How'd your meeting go with so-and-so? How did you feel when you stood up in front of the people for the State of the Union Address -- state of the budget address, whatever you call it." - George W. Bush, in an interview with the Washington Post, March 9, 2001 xz c z cxzc "It's good to see so many friends here in the Rose Garden. This is our first event in this beautiful spot, and it's appropriate we talk about policy that will affect people's lives in a positive way in such a beautiful, beautiful part of our national -- really, our national park system, my guess is you would want to call it." - George W. Bush, Feb. 8, 2001 hhhyfr98yf0yufpfyufp0ffhhhhhhhyhhhh "The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law." - Dubya confusing the executive and the judicial branches of government in Austin, Texas, Nov. 22, 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "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." - George W. Bush, Dec. 20, 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "I appreciate that question because I, in the state of Texas, had heard a lot of discussion about a faith-based initiative eroding the important bridge between church and state." - George W. Bush, speaking to reporters, Jan. 29, 2001 fr98yf0yufpffr98yf0yufpfyufp0ffyufp0ff "I do remain confident in Linda. She'll make a fine labor secretary. From what I've read in the press accounts, she's perfectly qualified." -  Commenting on Linda Chavez, Jan. 2001 Austin, Texas, Jan. 8, 2001 / "I want to thank you for coming to the White House to give me an opportunity to urge you to work with these five senators and three congressmen, to work hard to get this trade promotion authority moving. The power that be, well most of the power that be, sits right here." - George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., June 18, 2001 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "I haven't had a chance to talk, but I'm confident we'll get a bill that I can live with if we don't." - George W. Bush, referring to the McCain-Kennedy patients' bill of rights, June 13, 2001 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Can't living with the bill means it won't become law." - George W. Bush, referring to the McCain-Kennedy patients' bill of rights, June 13, 2001 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff ''I don't understand how poor people think.'" - George W. Bush, confiding in the Rev. Jim Wallis, New York Times, 08-26-03 hhhyhhhh "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." - George W. Bush, Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce (New Hampshire), Jan. 27, 2000 / "We ought to make the pie higher." - George W. Bush / "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream." - LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Oct. 18, 2000

"It's very interesting when you think about it, the slaves who left here to go to America, because of their steadfast and their religion and their belief in freedom, helped change America." - George W. Bush, Dakar, Senegal, July 8, 2003 / "But I also made it clear to Pooty Poot [Vladimir Putin] that it's important to think beyond the old days of when we had the concept that if we blew each other up, the world would be safe. - Washington, D/.C., May 1, 2001 / "You saw the president yesterday. I thought he was very forward-leaning, as they say in diplomatic nuanced circles." - George W. Bush, referring to his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, July 23, 2001 hhhyhhhh "Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican." - George W. Bush, declining to take reporters' questions during a photo op with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, April 21, 2001

"Keep good relations with the Grecians."
Quoted in the Economist, June 12, 1999

"The fundamental question is, 'Will I be a successful president when it comes to foreign policy?' I will be, but until I'm the president, it's going to be hard for me to verify that I think I'll be more effective." - In Wayne, Mich., as quoted by Katharine Q. Seelye in the New York Times , June 28, 2000

f"I will have a foreign-handed foreign policy." - Redwood, Calif., Sept. 27, 2000  fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating." - George W. Bush, as quoted by the New York Daily News, April 23, 2002 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "And then we marched to war, war in Afghanistan and Iraq, all of which affected the people's confidence. That's a tough -- tough hurdles to cross, when it came to our economy." - Dubya sloppily blames himself for the bad economy, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Nov. 7, 2003 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "You say we're headed for war in Iraq. I don't know why you say that ... I'm the person who gets to decide, not you." - President Bush, speaking to reporters outside a cafe in Crawford, Texas

"I'm the WAR president! Bring 'em on!"

Alfred E. Awol

/"The mission  must be to fight and win war and therefore to prevent war from happening in the first place.''  - The day before Super Tuesday 2000 in San Diego, Mr. Bush  was talking about the need to give the military a new mission / "The reason we start a war is to fight a war, win a war, thereby causing no more war!" - The first Presidential debate

"I've been to war. I've raised twins. If I had a choice, I'd rather go to war."

/ / / ________________________ / THE GREAT DICK-TATOR ________________________ /

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy -- but that could change." - George W. Bush, 5/22/98 / "You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier." - George W, Bush, describing what it's like to be governor of Texas. (Governing Magazine 7/98) fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff fr98yf0 (ACTUAL PHOTO) \fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff ff "If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." - George W, Bush, CNN.com, December 18, 2000 / fr98yf0yuffyufp0ff  "A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it, " - George W, Bush, Business Week, July 30, 20010ff

"I hear the voices, and I read the front page, and I know the speculation. But I'm the decider, and I decide what is best. And what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defense." - Camp David, April 18, 2006. Five months later, "the decider" decided to let Rumsfeld go.

"We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans." - Scranton, Pa., Sept. 6, 2000 fr98yf0yuffr98yf0yufpfyufp0ffpfyufp0ff "You say we're headed for war in Iraq. I don't know why you say that ... I'm the person who gets to decide, not you." - President Bush, speaking to reporters outside a cafe in Crawford, Texas fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "The person who is in charge is me" - CNN, Tuesday, October 14, 2003 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff ndnnnd "I'm the commander, I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being the President. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation...." - And this means you, AMERICA! George W. Bush, in an interview with Bob Woodward fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "States should have the right to enact reasonable  laws and restrictions particularly to end the inhumane practice  of ending a life that otherwise could live."  - Cleveland, June 29, 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that I've looked at. I do not believe we've put a guilty.. .. I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas." - All Things Considered, NPR, June 16 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0 "This case has had full analyzation and has been looked at a lot. I understand the emotionality of death penalty cases." - Seattle Post-Intelligence, June 23, 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Please! Don't kill me." - George W. Bush to Larry King, mocking what Karla Faye Tucker said when asked "What would you say to Governor Bush?" prior to her execution by lethal injection (as reported by Talk magazine, September 1999

"We will export death and violence to the four corners of the Earth in defense of our great nation."
- George W. Bush, quoted in Bob Woodward's "Bush at War

"The world is more peaceful and more free under my leadership."
- Dubya, President of the World, White House, Oct. 28, 2003

"There is madmen in the world, and there are terror." - George W. Bush, AP, 2/16/00 fhsgn "We need to counter the shock wave of the evildoer by having individual rate cuts accelerated and by thinking about tax rebates" - G.W. Bush 10/4/01 \ ufp0ff "International law? I better call my lawyer! I don't know what you're talking about, about international law." - George W. Bush, in response to the administration's handing out of reconstruction contracts in Iraq, Dec.11, 2003

"We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.'' - George W. Bush fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "You fucking son of a bitch. I saw what you wrote. We're not going to forget this. " - Said to Wall Street Journal columnist Al Hunt in 1986 at a Mexican diner in Dallas, in front of Hunt's wife and his four-year-old son. Bush was apparently both drunk and upset that Hunt had predicted that Jack Kemp would be the Republican Party nominee instead of his father. fr98y0yufpfyufp0ff / Standing on a stage just prior to making an address, Bush leaned into vice presidential running mate Dick Cheney's ear and said, "There's Adam Clymer, major league asshole from The New York Times." Cheney replied, "Oh, yeah, big time". - "Bush: No apology for gaffe", BBC, 5 September, 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff    Republican state Rep. Toby Goodman said Bush sought his support for property tax reductions near the start of the 1997 legislative sessionby grabbing Goodman's lapels during a face-to-face encounter.  "I want to bring those property taxes down," Bush told the legislator, "and I'm going to kick your butt if you don't go along with me." -  - "Retaliation Over Iraq Fits Bush's Pattern", by Ron Hutcheson, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, 13 December 2003

 "I was proud the other day when both Republicans and Democrats stood with me in the Rose Garden to announce their support for a clear statement of purpose: you disarm, or we will." - George W. Bush, Oct. 5, 2002, Re Iraq debate in Congress White House Transcript fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "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." - George W. Bush, Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 29, 2003

"We'll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers." - George W. Bush, Houston, Texas, September 6 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "We ended the rule of one of history's worst tyrants, and in so doing, we not only freed the American people, we made our own people more secure." - George W. Bush, Crawford, Texas, May 3, 2003 ____________________ / f"The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case." - George W. Bush, Pella, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2000y



_____________________________________ // "I don't care what the polls say. I don't. I'm doing what I think what's wrong." - George W. Bush, New York Times, March 15, 2000

"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, Aug. 5, 2004 fr98yf0yufpfyufff "You're free. And freedom is beautiful. And, you know, it'll take time to restore chaos and order--order out of chaos. But we will." - G. W. Bush, Washington, D.C., April 13, 2003 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an assignment." - New York Times, Jan. 14, 2001 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "My administration has been calling upon all the leaders in the - in the Middle East to do everything they can to stop the violence, to tell the different parties involved that peace will never happen." - George W. Bush, Crawford, Texas, Aug, 13, 2001 fr98yf0yuffr98yf0yufpfyufp0ffpfyufp0ff "It was amazing I won. I was running against peace and prosperity and incumbency." - Shockingly candid assessment of what he didn't bring to the table in the 2000 election made to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson, Gothenberg, Sweden, June 14, 2001 fr98yf0yufpfyuffr98yf0yufpfyufp0ffp0ff "The Ambassador and the General were briefing me on the -- the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice." - Yikes. White House, Oct. 27, 2003 yufpfyuffr98yfyf0yufpfyuffr98yf0yfpfyufp0ffp0ff0yufpfyufp0ffp0f "I've got confidence in the Palestinians, when they understand fully what we're saying, that they'll make the right decisions," said Bush. But he warned: "I can assure you, we won't be putting money into a society which is not transparent and corrupt, and I suspect other countries won't either." - Reuters, 06.26.02 fr98yf0yufr98yf0yufpfyufp0fffpfyufp0ff "First, we would not accept a treaty that would not have been ratified, nor a treaty that I thought made sense for the country." - George W. Bush, on the Kyoto accord, April 24, 2001 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Unfairly but truthfully, our party has been tagged as being against things. Anti-immigrant, for example. And we're not a party of anti-immigrants. Quite the opposite. We're a party that welcomes people." - George W. Bush, Cleveland, July 1, 2000

"Dick Cheney and I will be the president and vice president." - Having trouble remembering his and Dick Cheney's respective roles in his upcoming administration, Nov. 30, 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff fr "There is a very good chance that Dick Cheney and I will be President and Vice President." - A repeat performance of the Nov. 30 quote above, Nov. 11, 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Dick (Cheney) and I felt like we won the first election three times and we're confident that when it's all said and done that he and I will be honored to be the president and vice president." - Yet again confirming the sense that Cheney's really in charge, Dec. 2, 2000 98yf0yuffyufp0f "If he's - the inference is that somehow he thinks slavery is a - is a noble institution I would - I would strongly reject that assumption - that John Ashcroft is a open-minded, inclusive person." - George W. Bush, Jan. 2001 ebbdfbdf fr98yf0ypyufp0ff "If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign." - George W. Bush, Hilton Head, South Carolina, Feb. 16, 2000





___________________________________ xcx THE GREAT ARTICULATOR /? "Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things." -- Vice President Dan Quayle, 11/30/88 ___________________________________ cx c "It'll be hard to articulate." - George W. Bush, anticipating how he'll feel upon assuming the presidency, Jan. 2001

"I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe - I believe what I believe is right." - George W. Bush, in Rome, July 22, 2001 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question" - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, October 4, 2000 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff  "If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then I'm for it." - George W. Bush, during the third presidential debate fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Public speaking is very easy." - Governor George W. Bush, Jr. to reporters, 10/9/2000

"I--you know, look, it's important for people to know that I've got a future that--I believe in a future that is peaceful, based upon liberty. And I remember my predecessor, whose life we mourn, Ronald Reagan, they felt the same way about him." - We mourn Reagan's life? Well some of us might, but I didn't think Dubya did... Interview with Tom Brokaw, NBC, Jun. 6, 2004 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Wait for us to succeed peace. Wait for us to have two states, side by side - - is for everybody coming together to deny the killers the opportunity to destroy." - Kennebunkport, Maine, June 15, 2003. fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Well, it's an unimaginable honor to be the president during the Fourth of July of this country. It means what these words say, for starters. The great inalienable rights of our country. We're blessed with such values in America. And I - it's - I'm a proud man to be the nation based upon such wonderful values." - George W. Bush, visiting the Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C., July 2, 2001 fr98yf0yufpfyufp0ff "Anyway, after we go out and work our hearts out, after you go out and help us turn out the vote, after we've convinced the good Americans to vote, and while they're at it, pull that old George W lever, if I'm the one, when I put my hand on the Bible, when I put my hand on the Bible, that day when they swear us in, when I put my hand on the Bible, I will swear to not -- to uphold the laws of the land." - Is it just us, or does Bush sound (more than usual) like Gollum from Lord of the Rings here? Toledo, Ohio, October 27 2000




"I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things."
- aboard AirForce One, June 4 2003.

"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

"Let me get to the U.N. and give what is an important speech for me." - Just as long as it's important for Dubya, White House, Sep. 10, 2002 /= "I understand small business growth. I was one." - New York Daily News, Feb. 19, 2000 /=/ "I had my first 'scope', as we say in the business, I think maybe five or six years ago. They discovered polyps for the first time." - Dubya seeming to indicate heretofore unknown expertise in proctology, White House, June 28, 2002 /= snrh/ /= snrhhhe"Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." - Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept 6, 2004 (Watch video) / __________________________

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