What I’m going to miss about George W. Bush

President George W. Bush.  Photo from the whitehouse.gov website.

David Letterman does a humorous segment, which is hopefully coming to and end on the 19th or 20th, of Great Moments in Presidential Speeches.  These are verbal gaffes by our current President.  CBSnews.com has an article, Bush Remembered For Not-So-Smooth Talk, which highlights some of his more notable gaffes in chronological order.  I am highlighting a few of my personal favorites from the article.  We’ll miss you George!  Well, your verbal gaffes anyway.

“There’s no doubt in my mind, not one doubt in my mind, that we will fail.” – Oct. 4, 2001, in Washington. Bush was remarking on a back-to-work plan after the terrorist attacks. 

“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.” – Aug. 5, 2004, at the signing ceremony for a defense spending bill. 

 “Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many OB/GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across this country.” – Sept. 6, 2004, at a rally in Poplar Bluff, Mo. 

“We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job.” – Sept. 20, 2005, in Gulfport, Miss.

“Thank you, Your Holiness. Awesome speech.” – April 16, 2008, at a ceremony welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to the White House. 

“The fact that they purchased the machine meant somebody had to make the machine. And when somebody makes a machine, it means there’s jobs at the machine-making place.” – May 27, 2008, in Mesa, Ariz.

“And they have no disregard for human life.” – July 15, 2008, at the White House. Bush was referring to enemy fighters in Afghanistan. 

 “I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office.” – June 26, 2008, during a Rose Garden news briefing. 

“Throughout our history, the words of the Declaration have inspired immigrants from around the world to set sail to our shores. These immigrants have helped transform 13 small colonies into a great and growing nation of more than 300 people.” – July 4, 2008 in Virginia.

“The people in Louisiana must know that all across our country there’s a lot of prayer – prayer for those whose lives have been turned upside down. And I’m one of them. It’s good to come down here.” – Sept. 3, 2008, at an emergency operations center in Baton Rouge, La., after Hurricane Gustav hit the Gulf Coast.

Gotta run – FBI’s at the door!  HA!


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