So, in no particular order, some actual GW quotes. Scary or funny? You decide…George W Bush (GWB), 43rd President of the United States
It’s very important for folks to understand that when there’s more trade, there’s more commerce.
GWB, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Apr 21, 2001
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.
Um, usually it’s a “wall” separating religion from government, not a “bridge” joining the two; Jan 29, 2001
First, we would not accept a treaty that would not have been ratified, nor a treaty that I thought made sense for the country.
GWB, regarding the Kyoto accord, in a Washington Post, interview, Apr 24, 2001
They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it’s some kind of federal program.
GWB, speech in St Charles, Missouri, Nov 2, 2000
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.
GWB, Austin, Texas, Jan 8, 2001
To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say, well done. Maui vacation rentals . And to the C students, I say to you: you, too, can be president of the United States.
GWB, receiving an honorary degree at Yale, quoted from Newsweek, June, 4, 2001
Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican.
GWB, refusing to answer reporters’ questions at the Summit of the Americas, Quebec City, Canada, Apr 21, 2001
There ought to be limits to freedom.
GWB, complaining about a website critical of him, Austin Press Conference, May 21, 1999
Well, you know, I think the American people are sacrificing now. I think they’re waiting in airport lines longer than they’ve ever had before.
GWB, describing the state of Bush’s war against Afghanistan, quoted from Washington Post, “Bush on State of War”, Oct 11, 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.
GWB, visiting Rome, July 22, 2001
We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease.
GWB, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 14, 2001
If a person doesn’t have the capacity that we all want that person to have, I suspect hope is in the far distant future, if at all.
GWB, to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute, Washington, DC, May 22, 2001
The explorationists are willing to only move equipment during the winter, which means they’ll be on ice roads, and remove the equipment as the ice begins to melt, so that the fragile tundra is protected.
GWB, Conestoga, Pennsylvania, May 18, 2001
For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It’s just unacceptable. And we’re going to do something about it.
GWB, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 14, 2001
But I also made it clear to [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.
GWB, Washington, DC, May 1, 2001
GOVERNOR BUSH: Because the picture on the newspaper. It just seems so un-American to me, the picture of the guy storming the house with a scared little boy there. I talked to my little brother, Jeb — I haven’t told this to many people. But he’s the governor of — I shouldn’t call him my little brother — my brother, Jeb, the great governor of Texas. JIM LEHRER: Florida. GOVERNOR BUSH: Florida. The state of the Florida.
GWB, The News Hour With Jim Lehrer, Apr 27, 2000 ———
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