Wednesday, August 31, 2005

daily dose of w

That woman who knew I had dyslexia; I never interviewed her.

GWB
September 2000
The presidential candidate is referring to Gail Sheehy, who had written an article for Vanity Fair, proposing that Governor Bush suffered from dyslexia.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

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We need to do what we need to do to get the bodies out of there, if they're there.

GWB
14 Feb 2001
Referring to the tragic sinking of a Japanese fishing boat by a U.S. submarine near Hawaii. Reported in the Chicago Tribune.

Monday, August 29, 2005

daily dose of w

It's evolutionary, going from governor to president, and this is a significant step, to be able to vote for yourself on the ballot, and I'll be able to do so next fall, I hope.

GWB
8 Mar 2000
Quoted by the Associated Press

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Ticketmaster sucks

Tickemaster is the crappiest ripoff in the universe. Anyone who believes that there is anything even remotely approximating a free market in entertainment access facilitation is a crack-crazed fool.

Hey Ladies!

Want some neo-con lovin'? My girlfriend Maureen Dowd reports that neo-con Reuel Marc Gerecht popped this bon mot on Russert:

I mean, women's social rights are not critical to the evolution of democracy.

Just what is "the mission" again? I guess the boys in Marine Corps Green are over there catching bullets and IED shrapnel on behalf of some phat mullahs and ayatollahs with Iranian cash flowing from their pockets. This could be very good news for Hijabs R Us.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Neederlandereesh

The only way to see is to click through to http://www.crufts.nl. How did I find this? Google search for miso-cruft. No hits, but the dog show was a sponsor of the page.

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It's good to see so many friends here in the Rose Garden. This is our first event in this beautiful spot, and it's appropriate we talk about policy that will affect people's lives in a positive way in such a beautiful, beautiful park of our national --- really, our national park system, my guess is you would want to call it.

GWB
8 Feb 2001
Address to a gathering in the Rose Garden at the White House.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

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I want to thank you for coming to the White House to give me an opportunity to urge you to work with these five senators and three congressmen, to work hard to get this trade promotion authority moving. The power that be, well most of the power that be, sits right here.

GWB
18 Jun 2001
Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Great Thing About Life

*IS* that you get to be with people who you cannot fit into your imagination.

Take, for instance, Celine.

She goes into any (and I mean *any*) situation, and people are inspired, uplifted, relieved.

I have to punt my MSan to where I am, because she's the only person other than me who gets what I'm saying (in that way).

PSan. George Foreman in his prime is not PSan in diapers, and ass whupery is something akin to cleaning terlits AFAPSIC. Albert Einstein is not PSan splattering himself and everyone around him with watermelon in the canoe house *on his best day*. PSan passes through this world, and people wonder "how do *I* get me some of *that*". (it's true) (it's so freakyly true that you can't even believe it (unless you've been there))

_SIS_

Sis is 'nuff said. With boot in appropriate places.

The *family* (got my eye on you Dumptruck!)

Life is a cascade of wonderful people.

JJ, Fran, Jools, ...

FT, DG, MB, ...

Bita, Moni in /Iraq/...

Dan, Kevin -- bearing the torch ...

Friends, neighbours, people in England who speel thinks "ou" (as do those hot French people) ...

(Make someone say "oui! oui! oui" (or something analgous) tonight!)

Zack, you shit head.

Do this for me. Write down your sentiment.

Write it down.

The one corresponding to this one.

Introspection builds souls.

More importantly, it let's people know how you feel, however clumsily you may do it.

not the first to say it but ...

Dilbert is a documentary, not a comic strip. And, for all the "liberal media" conspiracy types, it's casting in the best possible light.

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I don't want nations feeling like they can bully ourselves and our allies.

GWB
23 Oct 2000
Comment made in Des Moines, Iowa.

W's soooo bad-ass he can bully *himself*.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

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It's your money. You paid for it.

GWB
18 Oct 2000
Comment made in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

It's your money, W. You inherited it. The American meritocracy hard at work.

Monday, August 22, 2005

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There is a lot of speculation and I guess there is going to continue to be a lot of speculation until the speculation ends.

GWB
18 Oct 1998
The Texas governor commenting on the possibility of his running for the presidency. Reported by the Austin American-Statesman.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an assignment.

GWB
14 Jan 2001
Quoted in the New York Times.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

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In terms of the CO2 issue ... We will not do anything that harms our economy, because, first things first, are the people who live in America.

GWB
circa February 2001

Better dead than poor!

UPDATE:

Got the following fortune cookie today:

First things first -- but not necessarily in that order.
-- The Doctor, "Doctor Who"

Must mean something, right?

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

daily dose of w

Education is not my top priority --- education is my top priority.

GWB
February 27, 2001
From a budget speech in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

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As I said in my State of the Union address, liberty is not America's gift to the world. Liberty is God's gift to human -- to the human -- mankind.

GWB
26 Feb 2003
Washington, D.C.

Monday, August 15, 2005

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I've got a record, a record that is conservative and a record that is compassionated.

GWB
2 Mar 2000
As quoted by the New York Times.

Friday, August 12, 2005

daily dose of w

Of all the people in the world who understand Texas, it's probably Australians.

George W. Bush
22 Oct 2003
En route to Australia aboard Air Force One.

Texans, on the other hand...

Remember the date. That's a particularly good one to shower Celine with presents.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

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The really rich people figure out how to dodge taxes anyway.

GWB
9 Aug 2004
Annandale, Virginia.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

daily dose of w

A tax cut is really one of the anecdotes to coming out of an economic illness.

GWB
18 Sep 2000
Spoken while a guest on the CBS show "The Edge With Paula Zahn".

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

daily dose of w

Let me put it to you this way, I am not a revengeful person.

GWB
December 2000
From a Time magazine interview, published in the December 25, 2000 issue.

Monday, August 08, 2005

daily dose of w

This campaign not only hears the voices of the entrepreneurs and the farmers and the entrepreneurs, we hear the voices of those struggling to get ahead.

GWB
21 Aug 2000
From campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa.

Friday, August 05, 2005

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Larry King: Vice President Gore said that: "If you lopped off the top 1% that you are giving tax relief ... you could pay for the cost of every other program."

Bush: "Oh, I don't -- you know, I hadn't -- I'm not so sure. I'm not quick in my mind at math, but I don't believe in trying to pick and choose winners when it comes to tax relief."

GWB
26 Sep 2000
Appearing on CNN's Larry King Live.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

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I want to reduce our own nuclear capacities to the level commiserate with keeping the peace.

GWB
23 October 2000
Spoken in Des Moines, Iowa during campaign address.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

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I think we're making progress. We understand where the power of this country lay. It lays in the hearts and souls of Americans. It must lay in our pocketbooks. It lays in the willingness for people to work hard. But as importantly, it lays in the fact that we've got citizens from all walks of life, all political parties, that are willing to say, I want to love my neighbor.

GWB
11 April 2001
From a speech at the Concord Middle School in Concord, North Carolina.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Read Ye Dan Froomkin

I shoulda put this update in its own post, but I didn't. What I will do, however is take this moment to direct you to Dan Froomkin and his White House Briefing. Due to the lamosity of the WP link scheme/page layout, they don't have a neat WHB place to go to, but you can go to the politics page and look for him. Here's a picture:

daily dose of w

Vice President mentioned Nigeria is a fledgling democracy. We have to work with Nigeria. That's an important continent.

GWB
11 October 2000
Presidential Debate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Let me start by telling you this: I have never used steroids. Period, I don't know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never.

Rafael Palmeiro (Under oath, in front of Congress)

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to explain to the arbitrator how the banned substance entered my body. The arbitrator did not find that I used a banned substance intentionally.

Rafael Palmeiro (After being busted for testing positive for 'roids)

I'm sure there's a nice slot for RP in the Bush Administration.

UPDATE:

Dag! Gotta love being quasi-prescient. W with some Texas print types:

Well, Rafael Palmeiro is a friend. He's testified in public, and I believe him. He's the kind of person that's going to stand up in front of the klieg lights and say he didn't use steroids, and I believe him. Still do. -- GWB 2 Aug 2005


Why does he do this? Because he thinks he's invincible! From the same gaggle-esque Bushfest:

Q: But power is perception.

W: Power is being the President.

Kudos to Dan Froomkin for the goods.

Monday, August 01, 2005

daily dose of w

There's no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead.

GWB
11 May 2001
Washington, D.C.