I spent a good half-hour on Slate today reading “Bushisms”. I laughed out loud to myself, and collected my favorites. Then, I got to the bottom and realized there were at least 12 more pages of them. I’ll have to pick up again some other time. In the meantime, here’s a little taste.
"My job is a job to make decisions. I'm a decision—if the job description were, what do you do—it's decision maker."—Tipp City, Ohio, April 19, 2007
"Will the highways on the Internet become more few?"—Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000
"We're concerned about AIDS inside our White House—make no mistake about it."—Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 2001
"I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office."—Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008
"We want people owning their home—we want people owning a businesses."—Washington, D.C., April 18, 2008
"And so the fact that they purchased the machine meant somebody had to make the machine. And when somebody makes a machine, it means there's jobs at the machine-making place."—visiting the Silverado Cable Co., Mesa, Ariz., May 27, 2008
"I can press when there needs to be pressed; I can hold hands when there needs to be—hold hands."—on how he can contribute to the Middle East peace process, Washington, D.C., Jan. 4, 2008
"All I can tell you is when the governor calls, I answer his phone."—San Diego, Calif., Oct. 25, 2007
"This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating."—as quoted by the New York Daily News, April 23, 2002
"I got a lot of Ph.D.-types and smart people around me who come into the Oval Office and say, 'Mr. President, here's what's on my mind.' And I listen carefully to their advice. But having gathered the device, I decide, you know, I say, 'This is what we're going to do.' "— Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 3, 2007
And my personal favorite, though it’s hard to choose…
"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
I’ve got a couple more posts that will go up in the next couple of days, so keep checking back.