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Real Quotes From George W. Bush
The columnist Maureen Dowd noted that one reason W is balking at debates is "his family's peculiar relationship to grammar."

Real Quotes from Gov. George W. Bush, I will let him "speak" for himself!

As printed in the NY Times; "We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile."
- Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 21, 2000
 
"I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together."
- Bartlett, Tenn., Aug. 18, 2000
 
"You might want to comment on that, Honorable."
- To New Jersey's secretary of state, the Hon. DeForest Soaries Jr., as quoted by Dana Milban in the Washington Post, July 15, 2000
 
"This case has had full analyzation and has been looked at a lot. I understand the emotionality of death penalty cases."
- Seattle Post - Intelligencer, June, 23, 2000
 
"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
- Reuters, May 5, 2000
 
GOV. BUSH: Because the picture on the newspaper. It just seems so un-American to me, the picture of the guy storming the house with a scared little boy there. I talked to my little brother, Jeb - I haven't told this to many people. But he's the governor of - I shouldn't call him my little brother - my broth Jeb, the great governor of Texas.
JIM LEHRER: Florida.
GOV. BUSH: Florida. The state of the Florida.
- The News Hour With Jim Lehrer, April 27
 
"Laura and I really don't realize how bright our children is sometimes until we get an objective analysis."
- Meet the Press, April 15, 2000
 
"You subscribe politics to it. I subscribe freedom to it."
- Responding to a question about whether he and Al Gore were making the Eli Gonzalez case a political issue. In Palm Beach, Fla., as quoted by the Associated Press, April 6, 2000
 
"Reading is the basics for all learning."
- Announcing his "Reading First" Initiative in Reston, Va., March 28, 2000
 
"We want our teachers to be trained so they can meet the their obligations as teachers. We want them to know how to teach the science of reading. In order to make sure there's not this kind of federal cufflink."
- At Fritsche Middle School, Milwaukee, March 30, 2000
 
"People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I'll give you an example; I don't read what's handed to me. People say, 'Here, here's your speech, or here's an idea for a speech.' They're changed. Trust me."
- Interview with the New York Times, March 15, 2000
 
"It's evolutionary, going from governor to president, and this is a significant step, to be able to vote for yourself on the ballot, and I'll be able to do so next fall, I hope."
- In an interview with the Associated Press, March 8, 2000
 
"It is not Reaganesque to support a tax plan that is Clinton in nature.''
- Los Angeles, Feb. 23, 2000
 
"I don't have to accept their tenants. I was trying to convince those college students to accept my tenants. And I reject any labeling me because I happened to go to the university."
- Today, Feb. 23, 2000
 
"I understand small business growth. I was one."
- New York Daily News, Feb. 19, 2000
 
"The senator has got to understand if he's going to have he can't have it both ways. He can't take the high horse and then claim the low road."
- To reporters in Florence, S.C., Feb. 17, 2000
 
"Really proud of it. A great campaign. And I'm really pleased with the organization and the thousands of South Carolinians that worked on my behalf. And I'm very gracious and humbled."
- To Cokie Roberts, This Week, Feb. 20, 2000
 
"I don't want to win? If that were the case why the heck am I on the bus 16 hours a day, shaking thousands of hands, giving hundreds of speeches, getting pillared in the press and cartoons and still staying on message to win?"
- Newsweek, Feb. 28, 2000
 
"If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign."
- Hilton Head, S.C., Feb. 16, 2000
 
"How do you know if you don't measure if you have a system that simply suckles kids through?"
- Explaining the need for educational accountability in Beaufort, S.C., Feb. 16, 2000
 
"We ought to make the pie higher."
- South Carolina Republican Debate, Feb. 15, 2000
 
"The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case."
- Pella, Iowa, as quoted by the San Antonio Express - News, Jan. 30, 2000
 
"Will the highways on the Internet become more few?"
- Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000
 
"This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve."
- Speaking during "Perseverance Month" at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H., As quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2000
 
"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
- Greater Nashua, N.H., Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 27, 2000
 
"What I am against is quotas. I am against hard quotas, quotas they basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, quotas, I think vulcanize society. So I don't know how that fits into what everybody else is saying, their relative positions, but that's my position.''
- Quoted by Molly Ivins, the San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 21, 2000 (Thanks to Toni L. Gould.)
 
"This is still a dangerous world. It's a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mental losses."
- At a South Carolina oyster roast, as quoted in the Financial Times, Jan. 14, 2000.
 
"We must all hear the universal call to like your neighbor just like you like to be liked yourself."
- ibid.
 
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
- Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000
 
"Gov. Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure."
- ibid.
 
"I read the newspaper."
- In answer to a question about his reading habits, New Hampshire Republican Debate, Dec. 2, 1999
 
"I don't remember debates. I don't think we spent a lot of time debating it. Maybe we did, but I don't remember."
- On discussions of the Vietnam War when he was an undergraduate at Yale, Washington Post, July 27, 1999
 
"The only thing I know about Slovakia is what I learned first-hand from your foreign minister, who came to Texas."
- To a Slovak journalist as quoted by Knight Ridder News Service, June 22, 1999. Bush's meeting was with Janez Drnovsek, the prime minister of Slovenia.
 
"If the East Timorians decide to revolt, I'm sure I'll have a statement."
- Quoted by Maureen Dowd in the New York Times, June 16, 1999
 
"It was just inebriating what Midland was all about then."
- From a 1994 interview, as quoted in First Son, by Bill Minutaglio.

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