Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen 10/11/07

13 Bushisms

1. "There are jobs Americans aren't doing. ... If you've got a chicken factory, a chicken-plucking factory, or whatever you call them, you know what I'm talking about." --George W. Bush. Tipp City, Ohio, April 19, 2007

2. "I'm going to try to see if I can remember as much to make it sound like I'm smart on the subject." --George W. Bush, answering a question about a possible flu pandemic, Cleveland, July 10, 2007

3. "I've got God's shoulder to cry on. And I cry a lot. I do a lot of crying in this job. I'll bet I've shed more tears than you can count, as president." --George W. Bush, as quoted by author Robert Draper in Dead Certain

4. "I heard somebody say, 'Where's (Nelson) Mandela?' Well, Mandela's dead. Because Saddam killed all the Mandelas." --George W. Bush, on the former South African president, who is still very much alive, Washington, D.C., Sept. 20, 2007

5. "Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 2006

6. Maria Bartiromo: "I'm curious, have you ever googled anybody? Do you use Google?"

President Bush: "Occasionally. One of the things I've used on the Google is to pull up maps. It's very interesting to see -- I've forgot the name of the program -- but you get the satellite, and you can -- like, I kinda like to look at the ranch. It remind me of where I wanna be sometimes." --interview with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, Oct. 24, 2006

7. President Bush: "Peter. Are you going to ask that question with shades on?"
Peter Wallsten of the Los Angeles Times: "I can take them off."
Bush: "I'm interested in the shade look, seriously."
Wallsten: "All right, I'll keep it, then."
Bush: "For the viewers, there's no sun."
Wallsten: "I guess it depends on your perspective."
Bush: "Touche.
--an exchange with legally blind reporter Peter Wallsten, to whom Bush later apologized, Washington, D.C., June 14, 2006

8. "You never know what your history is going to be like until long after you're gone." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 5, 2006

9. "I strongly believe what we're doing is the right thing. If I didn't believe it -- I'm going to repeat what I said before -- I'd pull the troops out, nor if I believed we could win, I would pull the troops out." --George W. Bush, Charlotte, N.C., April 6, 2006

10. "You took an oath to defend our flag and our freedom, and you kept that oath underseas and under fire." --George W. Bush, addressing war veterans, Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2006

11. "Wow! Brazil is big." --George W. Bush, after being shown a map of Brazil by Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brasilia, Brazil, Nov. 6, 2005

12. "I always jest to people, the Oval Office is the kind of place where people stand outside, they're getting ready to come in and tell me what for, and they walk in and get overwhelmed in the atmosphere, and they say, man, you're looking pretty." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2004

13. "I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft." --George W. Bush, second presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004

You can get more Bushisms at Political Humor.


Chelle Y. said...


jenn said...

Great liat.
Happy TT!

Yen said...

Great lists here! :D

Mines up here;
Thursday Thirteen

Happy TT!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Came over from Cactus, great list and I also, I should have votes for Sombrero Fighting. That was a stroke of genius. I didn't see it when I was originally posting and I humbly apologize. :)

Lori said...

LMAO...oh my, what do you say to these?? Happy TT.

Nicholas said...

Not exactly a Churchill or a JFK is he!

Thanks for posting these on the Internets for us all to enjoy.

Damozel (Buck Naked Politics) said...

I cannot stand his administration or his neocon aspirations and yet (don't tell anyone) there are things about him I sort of love. If Jeb had got the presidency, he'd be the Billy Carter of his generation.

amypalko said...

Oh dear. Do you laugh or cry?
My TT is up here if you want to check it out.
Happy TT!

Carrie Lofty said...

That's just awful! My lists are up: Salome's Corner and Unusual Historicals.

Samantha_K said...

OMG, he's such a joke.
Thanks for the laugh! I'm always up for bushisms.

Andi & Stien said...

Hahaha, what a funny list. Happy TT!

karen said...

great list! he's my favorite "comedian"! :)

Jen to da fer said...

He really is good for a laugh! Really sad that HE represents our country! I never wanted him the 1st time. I knew he'd just screw things up. I LOVE read BUSHISMS! you should do more!