My Favourite Bushisms

As we approach January 20, we know that the people who will miss GWB the most is clearly the comedians, particularly when he’s the source of endless quality quotes – here’s a choice list of a few as collected by the AP:

  • “I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.” – September 2000
  • “Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?” – January 2000
  • “There’s no doubt in my mind, not one doubt in my mind, that we will fail.” – Oct. 4, 2001
  • “There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says, fool me once, shame on… shame on you. Fool me… you can’t get fooled again.” – Sept. 17, 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.” – Aug. 5, 2004
  • “We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job.” – Sept. 20, 2005
  • “It was not always a given that the United States and America would have a close relationship. After all, 60 years we were at war 60 years ago we were at war.” – June 29, 2006, speaking with Japanese PM Junichiro Koizumi
  • “Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die.” – Dec. 7, 2006
  • “Thank you, Your Holiness. Awesome speech.” – April 16, 2008, to the Pope
  • “I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office.” – June 26, 2008
  • “This thaw… took a while to thaw, it’s going to take a while to unthaw.” – Oct. 20, 2008, talking about the frozen credit market.

Here’s hoping some other character appears to make up for the lack of Bush or Palin on the world stage.

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Hola 2009

Happy New Year, everyone!

It’s scary to think it’s now been 9 years since the tick of the clock to 2000. To think, I had so many plans back then… that… er… mostly involved… ok, so I can’t remember a single one of those plans for the life of me, but I think they mostly involved getting through school and having a car. That’s me, ambitious as all heck.

So, er, here’s to more plans! Or plain ol’ spontaneity, as the case may well be.