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Title:
George W. Bushisms : the Slate book of the accidental wit and wisdom of our forty-third president
Author:
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Publication Information:
New York : Fireside, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Language:
English
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Slate magazine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN:
9780743222228
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

"They misunderestimated me."

Or did they?

Judge for yourself. Here are over 100 memorable misstatements by our syntactically challenged president, collected, annotated, and introduced by Slate magazine's Jacob Weisberg.

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."

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

"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."

"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."

"I do know I'm ready for the job [the presidency].
And if not, that's just the way it goes."


Author Notes

Jacob Weisberg is chief political correspondent for Slate magazine and a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. He lives in New York City.


Excerpts

Excerpts

From George W. Bushisms CONVICTION "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 TRUST "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 TIME "The best way to relieve families from time is to let them keep some of their own money." -- Westminster, California, September 13, 2000 FAITH "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 FAMILY "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 Excerpted from George W. Bushisms: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our Forty-third President All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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