Friday, December 29, 2006

[george bush] misunderstood and maligned

This blog thinks you’ve all been terrible to poor Mr. Bush so in an effort to restore the balance, below are presented 10 of his most famous lines and I’d ask you to rate your top three from this batch. But don’t think it ends there – oh no.

There are another 148 of them and over the next few weeks I’ll present 90 more, in 9 relatively painless doses. Then we’ll draw the threads together and find GWB’s top utterance ever. Here are the first 10:

1] "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.

2] "Secondly, the tactics of our - as you know, we don't have relationships with Iran. I mean, that's - ever since the late '70s, we have no contacts with them, and we've totally sanctioned them. In other words, there's no sanctions - you can't - we're out of sanctions." - Annandale, Va., Aug. 9, 2004

3] "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, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

4] "I believe if you want to be negative you always can, no matter how hard you try." - June 15, 2004

5] "Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me." - May 27, 2004

6] "I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein." - May 25, 2004

7] "More Muslims have died at the hands of killers than - I say more Muslims - a lot of Muslims have died - I don't know the exact count - at Istanbul. Look at these different places around the world where there's been tremendous death and destruction because killers kill." - Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2004

8] "I love to bring people into the oval office...and say, this is where I office." - Jan. 29, 2004

9] "There may be some tough times here in America. But this country has gone through tough times before, and we're going to do it again." - Waco, Texas, Aug. 13, 2002

10] "The illiteracy level of our children are appalling." - Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2004


ThunderDragon said...

Number 10, I think!

Onyx Stone said...

I can't pick. They are all beautiful.

We need him here in Britain. Much more fun than Brown will be.

Onyx Stone said...

Ok, number 6.

Colin Campbell said...

I love the one in Ian Dale's comments on his political quotes post.

"Most of our imports come from abroad"

He is even more amazing than Reagan was.

Colin Campbell said...

Numbers 3, 6 and 10

Gracchi said...

3, 5 and 10- just found a couple and posted them on my blog apparantly the point of our Middle Eastern policy is to make Iran independent to free it from Iranian influence and apparantly opinions have been advising Bush regularly over the last couple of days. He is such good value.

Not Saussure said...

Three, six and ten, I think. But they're all great.

james higham said...

Actually I lied, people. I don't have another 90. It came to 40, when I counted.

Matt M said...

3 is the best. Though "killers kill" has a certain poetic quality about it, if you ask me.

Liz said...

2, 3 and 6 but it's hard to choose.