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George W. Bushisms: The Slate Book of Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President Paperback – January 1, 2001
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"I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question."
-- Reynoldsburg, Ohio, October 4, 2000
"There's a huge trust. I see it all the time when people come up to me and say,
'I don't want you to let me down again.'"
-- Boston, Massachusetts, October 3, 2000
"Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness."
-- CNN online chat, August 30, 2000
MR. BUSH'S NEIGHBORHOOD
"We must all hear the universal call to like your neighbor just like you like
to be liked yourself."
-- Financial Times, January 14, 2000
"The best way to relieve families from time is to let them keep some of
their own money."
-- Westminster, California, September 13, 2000
"Our priorities is our faith."
-- Greensboro, North Carolina, October 10, 2000
"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."
-- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 9, 2000
"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
-- La Crosse, Wisconsin, October 18, 2000
ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY WON'T HOLD STILL
"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
-- Nashua, New Hampshire, January 27, 2000
GIST FOR THE MILL
"I thought how proud I am to be standing up beside my dad. Never did it occur to me that he would become the gist for cartoonists."
-- Newsweek, February 28, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by Jacob Weisberg
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Admittedly, they're very funny. But lately my laughter is a bit more nervous. And I ain't joking.
I glance at the headlines just to kind of get a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves." --Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2003
That says it all there. I really can't explian how this guy got elected but his quotes make for some hilarious reading.
Overall-If you ever need to laugh make sure you have this book handy.
Maybe I'm too steeped in adoration for past Presidents? Visiting the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials in D.C., we weep at the beauty of their words-- graceful, thoughtful, far-seeingly eloquent. Who is this man in our White House and what sort of monument and manuscript would capture him? As a patriot, I am alarmed and saddened. Surely, Young George is perfectly charming-- except he's in the highest seat of power in the world! (And "Bushims" is a constant reminder.)
All of this said, these are indeed Yogi Berra-type malapropisms, and the book will be a fine addition to one's guest bathroom-- short, snappy, unbelievable! Goofy pictures accompany the ramblings such as: "I do know I'm ready for this job [the presidency]. And if not, that's the way it goes." Weisberg has inserted a title for each quote. For example, "Arrested For Driving While Reading" is followed by the Bushism: "I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children." Huh?
Well, there it is, the wit and wisdom of George W. Bush. I keep wondering: Does Laura cringe? What are Old George and Barb thinking when he commits these gaffs? Do they feel guilty? Did they do this to us because we didn't re-elect the dad? Truly baffled. I can't believe the former First Lady could have let this man loose. I trusted her. Didn't you?
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It is sad when a pres. cannot speak in a coherent. manner. It makes it impossible to communicate. The poor use of grammar adds another level of difficulty in trying to determine... Read morePublished 14 months ago by James Hudson
I greatly admire President Bush. I think he is a good and godly man...but let's face it: the man has a hard time talking! Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by Kathy S Kitchen
All I can say is if you are a follower of "W" and his policies, don't read this book. It portrays Bush is somewhat stupid and, certainly, semi-literate.Published on December 23, 2007 by Jene Moseley
This book could not have been dreamed up as a work of fiction unless...well, it just couldn't have been! Read morePublished on March 21, 2007 by Frederick S. Goethel
"Got to be a joker, he just do what he please..." -- Beatles from "Come Together."
This book makes me think of the classic, "Everybody Plays the Fool" because "there's... Read more
To the anti-bush family or friend. Will bring a spark of humor to the otherwise angered person! hehPublished on February 12, 2007 by Amazon Customer
I'll make this review short and to the point. Reading the quotes in this book shows what a moron George W. Bush essentially is. Read morePublished on January 1, 2007 by Rick Devore