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Top 10 Bushisms

posted by Chris Valentine

You would think that a top ten list of Bushisms would be easy, but actually it’s not. There are so many of them – how are you gonna condense them down into a simple list of ten?

Well, we’ll try.

Top 10 Bushisms

10. Human Being and Fish

“I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.”
– Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000

9. Free Market Principles

“I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.”
– Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2008

8. The Google / The Internets

Bush has issues when it comes to figuring out when to use an article, or when to make something plural.

“One of the things I’ve used on The Google is to pull up maps…”

“I hear there’s rumors on the Internets that we’re going to have a draft.”
– second presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004

7. Dictatorship

“If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.”
– photo-op with congressional leaders during his first trip to Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000

6. Tribal sovereignty

Somebody asks: What do you think tribal sovereignty means in the 21st century?

“Tribal sovereignty means that; it’s sovereign. I mean, you’re a — you’ve been given sovereignty, and you’re viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities.”
– Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004

5. Catapult the Propaganda

The president participates in Social Security Conversation in New York:

“See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”

4. Can’t get fooled again.

This statement President Bush made in 2002 is one of the classic Bushisms of all time.

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once … shame on … shame on you… Fool me — can’t get fooled again.”

3. New Ways To Harm Our Country

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
– Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

2. Have Some Crabs With The Miami Dolphins

This one is lesser known, but when we saw the clip we couldn’t believe it.

“Last night Jeb and I had some crabs with some members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, Dan Marino and his… uh, really dynamic wife, TV stars, Andy Garcia….”

Too much information, George!

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1. OB/GYN’s Practice Their Love

A campaign stop in Missouri. Bush sympathizes with doctors who are going out of business.

“Too many OB/GYN’s are unable to practice their love with women all over this country”

George W. Bush – you will be missed.

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