Saturday, December 30, 2006

[george bush] misunderstood and maligned [2]

If you missed Part 1 of the tribute to George W. Bush, it’s here. Now, here is the second batch of ten, with 30 still to come. The idea is to vote for the three best from these ten, with a view to eventually finding an overall winning excerpt:

11] "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." - Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

12] "First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren't necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn't mean you're willing to kill." - Washington, D.C., May 19, 2003

13] "As you know, these are open forums, you're able to come and listen to what I have to say." - Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 2003

14] "The ambassador and the general were briefing me on the - the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice." - Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2003

15] "Whether they be Christian, Jew, or Muslim, or Hindu, people have heard the universal call to love a neighbor just like they'd like to be called themselves." - Washington, Oct. 8, 2003

16] "We've had leaks out of the administrative branch, had leaks out of the legislative branch, and out of the executive branch and the legislative branch, and I've spoken out consistently against them, and I want to know who the leakers are." - Chicago, Sept. 30, 2003

17] "We had a good Cabinet meeting, talked about a lot of issues. Secretary of State and Defense brought us up to date about our desires to spread freedom and peace around the world." - Washington, D.C., Aug. 1, 2003 [Perhaps not so much funny as worrying in that last line]

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

19] "My answer is bring them on." - On Iraqi militants attacking U.S. forces, Washington, D.C., July 3, 2003

20] "I'm the master of low expectations." - Aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003

2 comments:

ThunderDragon said...

13 and 20 are the funnites. Especially 13!

Liz said...

11, 14 and 16