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Saturday, August 14, 2004

Some Bush Quotes and Comments

After emailing this video clip of Bush being a drunk ass, a friend of mine wrote back with some quotes that made for an excellent synopsis of the Bush psyche:

Bush: "I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn't do my job.'

Laura Bush: "He doesn't need to evaluate and reevaluate a decision. He doesn't try to overthink. He likes action."

Former Bush Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill: "The only way I can describe it is that, well, [in cabinet meetings] the President is like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people. There is no discernible connection."

Former foreign policy advisor Richard Perle (who designed a lot of the Iraq war): "The first time I met Bush 43…two things became clear. One, he didn't know very much. The other was that he had the confidence to ask questions that revealed he didn't know very much."

Bush: "I have not looked back on one decision I have made and wished I had made it a different way."

Former speechwriter David Frum: "Bush had a poor memory for facts and figures… Fire a question at him about the specifics of his administration's policies, and he often appeared uncertain. Nobody would ever enroll him in a quiz show."

Bush: "...I don't spend a lot of time theorizing or agonizing..."

Bush explains why after being told, "America is under attack," he kept reading My Pet Goat with Florida elementary school kids.

The president had tried not to look shocked. " 'America is under attack.' I'm trying to absorb that knowledge," Bush tells Newsweek. "I have nobody to talk to. I'm sitting in the midst of a classroom with little kids, listening to a children's story...and I realize I'm the commander in chief and the country has just come under attack."

What would George Washington do? Hmm... He'd probably sit here and keep reading My Pet Goat.

Bush: "I do remain confident in Linda. She'll make a fine Labor Secretary. From what I've read in the press accounts, she's perfectly qualified."

Bush: "What's in the newspapers worth worrying about? I glance at the headlines just to kind of (get) a flavor of what's moving. I rarely read the stories."

Bush, 2000: "I do know I'm ready for the job. And if not, that's just the way it goes."

Bush: "Will the highways on the internet become more few?"


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