Friday, January 19, 2007

"We Thank Our Blessings"

Jacob Weisberg of Slate –– perhaps the best written, most readable general interest/political/pop culture/news site on the Net –– has been collecting the verbal dementia of George W. Bush under the heading of Bushisms for years now –– chronicling the president's "gift" for somehow always managing to present his ideas via the most befuddled, clueless, simple-minded use of language skills since our primordial ancestors first ventured beyond the grunting stage in an attempt to communicate with each other. Here then are some of the Great Decider's most egregious breaches of articulation, striking examples of tortured syntax, and fanciful flights of the illogical. It's nothing less than one man's non-stop campaign dedicated to tirelessly butchering and mangling our Mother Tongue. Even his most ardent detractors can't deny that this truly will be his uncontested legacy. Enjoy.

"I think anytime you murder someone, you're a criminal."--Amman, Jordan, November 20, 2006

"One has a stronger hand when there's more people playing your same cards."—Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2006

"We shouldn't fear a world that is more interacted."—Washington, D.C., June 27, 2006

"You took an oath to defend our flag and our freedom, and you kept that oath underseas and under fire."—Addressing war veterans, Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2006

"Those who enter the country illegally violate the law."
—Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 28, 2005

"The best place for the facts to be done is by somebody who's spending time investigating it."—Washington D.C., July 18, 2005

"I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep on the soil of a friend."—On the prospect of visiting Denmark, Washington D.C., June 29, 2005

"It's in our country's interests to find those who would do harm to us and get them out of harm's way."—Washington, D.C., April 28, 2005

"It's a time of sorrow and sadness when we lose a loss of life."—Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 2004
"Too many good docs
are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYN's aren't able to practice their love with women all across the country."—Sept. 6, 2004, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

"I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein."—Washington, D.C., May 25, 2004

"God loves you, and I love you. And you can count on both of us as a powerful message that people who wonder about their future can hear."—Los Angeles, Calif., March 3, 2004

"My views are one that speaks to freedom."—Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2004

"Security is the essential roadblock to achieving the road map to peace."—Washington, D.C., July 25, 2003

"One year ago today, the time for excuse-making has come to an end."—Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2003

"It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber."—Washington, D.C., April 10, 2002

"Our nation must come together to unite."—Tampa, Fla., June 4, 2001

"It's your money. You paid for it."—LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."—LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

A tax cut is really one of the anecdotes to coming out of an economic illness."—The Edge With Paula Zahn, Sept. 18, 2000

"We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans."—Scranton, Pa., Sept. 6, 2000

"We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile."

"I think we agree, the past is over."—On his meeting with John McCain, Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000

1 comment:

The Flip Flop Girl said...

I agree that Dubya is dumb and the worst president we've ever had! Those are very funny quotes! Sad but funny!