Monday, October 31, 2005

daily dose of w

We're laying the groundwork for a national campaign -- a national campaign
that I believe will result in a great victory in November 2002.

GWB
30 Jun 2003 -- a year after the predicted victory.
Tampa, Florida.

Friday, October 28, 2005

daily dose of w

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, October 27, 2005

daily dose of w

The march to war hurt the economy. Laura reminded me a while ago that remember what was on the TV screens -- she calls me, 'George W.' -- 'George W.' I call her, 'First Lady.' No, anyway -- she said, we said, march to war on our TV screen.

GWB
11 Mar 2004
Bay Shore, New York.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

daily dose of w

I quit drinking in 1986 and haven't had a drop since then. And it wasn't because of a government program, by the way -- in my particular case -- because I had a higher call.

GWB
3 Nov 2000
Reported by CNN. Comment made in West Allis, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

daily dose of w

I don't feel like I've got all that much too important to say on the kind of big national issues.

GWB
15 Sep 2000
Spoken on ABC's 20/20.

Monday, October 24, 2005

daily dose of w

We have practically banished religious values and religious institutions from the public square and constructed a discountfort zone for even discussing our faith in public settings.

GWB
9 Sep 2000
From a speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Unfortunately, you read it right.

Friday, October 21, 2005

William Odom: Get Out and Fast

Via David Corn, William Odom challenges conventional thinking on getting out of Iraq, and fast. Quote:

The wisest course for journalists might be to begin sustained investigations of why leading Democrats have failed so miserably to challenge the US occupation of Iraq. The first step, of course, is to establish as conventional wisdom the fact that the war was never in the US interest and has not become so. It is such an obvious case to make that I find it difficult to believe many pundits and political leaders have not already made it repeatedly.

daily dose of w

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

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

Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Awful Truth

W is going to pardon everyone.

Sorry.

It had to be said.

Maybe I can start thinking about something else.

Help me out with this analogy,,,

So Judy Miller tells the Senate what they should do to advance the cause of journalists. Excuse me? Asking Judith Miller about journalism and the professional practice thereof, is kinda like asking Michael Jackson in the latest child care techiques. Now someone has used this analogy. Did I see it on the SAT? Where did it come from? Please help. Anyway, if you need opinions about journalism what about asking Jim Romenesko, Jay Rosen, Dan Gillmor, or the cats at Betty the Crow? What about me? Jesus Food Machinery Corporation, Jayson Blair did less damage to the Grey Lady and journalism than did Judith Miller! Um. NYT? It's 4th and 40 and your're sitting a quarter-yard out of your own end zone. Now is a good time to punt. Or take a safety. But get out.

daily dose of w

This is what I'm good at. I like meeting people, my fellow citizens. I like interfacing with them.

GWB
8 Sep 2000
Comment made at campaign stop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

But I *reeeely* like initiating unprovoked wars of aggression and cutting taxes for me and my Daddy's friends! Huh, huh... huh, huh...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Republicans *used* to talk like this...

Drink in the wisdom of Larry Wilkerson. He's hangin' with Steven Clemmons at the New America Foundation. It's a couple of hours worth, but, my, oh my... Wilkerson is ex-Army, admirer of GHWB and Eisenhower, former Chief of Staff for Colin Powell. Probably *not* a The Nation subscriber, if you catch my drift... He breaks it all down to... lack of transparency and inability to listen to divergent viewpoints. Good stuff.

Bono Tilting at Windmills, or Scoring a Free Lunch?

I believe that there are few people who care less about the poor than W. So, I can understand why Bono smooched my beautiful bride on multiple occasions. That's true, but non-sequitur, so I apologize. (Try an apology, W. Try something you've never done before.) OK, back on track. So what is Bono doing trying to talk some compassion into the least compassionate person I've ever imagined? Holy Rampant Baby Jesus! He's doing the christian thing! Pay attention W! He's practicing what you're (hypocritically) preaching!

daily dose of w

We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.

GWB
21 Aug 2000
Comments from a campaign speech delivered in Des Moines, Iowa.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

daily dose of w

Bush: "First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not the Independence Day. That's dieciseis de Septiembre."
Matthews: "What's that in English?"
Bush: "Fifteenth of September."

GWB
31 May 2000
Dieciseis de Septiembre is September 16. Speaking on MSNBC's Hardball With Chris Matthews.

Close enough for dubya work. Afghanistan, Taliban, al Queda, Iraq. It's all good.

Monday, October 17, 2005

daily dose of w

I think he needs to stand up and say if he thought the president were wrong on policy and issues, he ought to say where.

GWB
11 Aug 2000
Referring to Al Gore and Bill Clinton. From an interview with the Associated Press.

Friday, October 14, 2005

daily dose of w

Border relations between Canada and Mexico have never been better.

GWB
24 Sep 2001
In press conference with Canadian PM

I think I've posted this one earlier, but it's a classic...

Thursday, October 13, 2005

daily dose of w

One word sums up probably the responsibility of any governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.

GWB
6 Dec 1993

You are the best governor ever! -- Harriet Miers

BEST EVAH!!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A little schmacky schmack,,,

Carole Coleman explains why she wanted to give W a little something upside his head. Not a very flattering portrait of our President.

DeLong's Econ History Primer

daily dose of w

If you don't stand for anything, you don't stand for anything. If you don't stand for something, you don't stand for anything.

GWB
2 Nov 2000
Quoted by the Austin American-Statesman.

Don't take the Statesman's word for it... look here

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Me talk pretty one day

Sorry, David, but I gotta snarf that to bring the rantzilla faithful the following from a super double secret source not close to the administration on policy. Behold from whence it comes! Thanks M!

daily dose of w

How do you know if you don't measure if you have a system that simply suckles kids through?

GWB
16 Feb 2000
Comment made in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Off that teat Jonny, it's Timmy's turn!
Aw, gee! Yes Ms. Wilson...

Monday, October 10, 2005

Um... Hello?

Murray Waas drops a bomb.

daily dose of w

We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans.

GWB
6 Sep 2000
From a speech delivered in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

We prefer the pull-it-out-of-your-ass school in Dubya World!

Friday, October 07, 2005

daily dose of w

We'll let our friends be the peace keepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers.

GWB
6 Sep 2000
Candidate Bush speaking in Houston, Texas.

Big Dick and the Pacemakers would be a good name for a band.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Best smackdown evah?

daily dose of w

The point is, this is a way to help inoculate me about what has come and is coming.

GWB
2 Sep 2000
Referring to his campaign's anti-Gore advertising. From an interview with the New York Times.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

daily dose of w

It was just inebriating what Midland [Oil Company] was all about then.

GWB
Comment made in a 1994 interview. Quoted in First Son, by Bill Minutaglio

Oldie but goodie, I'd say!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

daily dose of w

Our nation must come together to unite.

GWB
4 Jun 2001
Remark made in Tampa, Florida.

He's a uniter...

Monday, October 03, 2005

Birthday Present for PSan?

daily dose of w

I hope to get a sense of, should I be fortunate enough to be the president, how my administration will react to the Middle East.

GWB
12 Oct 2000
From comments made in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Blow it up! Blow it all up! Freedom is on the march! Mission accomplished!