Subject: Bushisms

Bushisms:

Amusing or amazing, unintended or unconventional, errors or misuse of words, phrases, pronunciation or vocabulary attributed to George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States.

Phrases such as ‘bring them on’ or ‘dead of alive’ indicated to people that I was… you know… not a man of peace.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

I cut the taxes on everybody. I didn't cut them. The Congress cut them. I asked them to cut them.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

And I started thinking about a lot of things. I was able to – I can’t remember what it was… oh, the inaugural speech, started thinking through that.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

I've got very good relations with President Mubarak and Crown Prince Abdallah and the King of Jordan, Gulf Coast countries.

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We're also talking to different finance ministers about how we can send a message to the Iranian government that the free world is not going to tolerate the development of know-how in how to build a weapon, or at least gain the ability to make a weapon.

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I understand small business growth… I was one.

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It will take time to restore chaos and order [in Iraq] … order out of chaos… but we will.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

One reason I like to highlight reading is, reading is the beginnings of the ability to be a good student. And if you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams; it’s going to be hard to go to college.

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It's your money; you paid for it.

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I don’t want nations feeling like that they can bully ourselves and our allies.

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John Thune has got a common-sense vision for good forest policy, I look forward to working with him in the United Nations Senate to preserve these national heritages.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

Tommy (Thompson) is a good listener, and he’s a pretty good actor, too.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

When I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

They (enemies) never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings; and, folks, this is unacceptable in America.

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We’re in for a long struggle, and I think Texans understand that… and so do Americans.

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I want to thank the astronauts who are with us, the courageous spacial entrepreneurs who set such a wonderful example for the young of our country.

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If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then I'm for it.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

We are enjoying sluggish times and not enjoying them very much.

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Over 75 percent of white Americans own their home, and less than 50 percent of Hispanos and African Americans don't own their home. And that's a gap, that's a homeownership gap.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president