Whim of a Hat Part 2

The only reason to be thankful for Bush’s relection is: more Bushisms!

“I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep on the soil of a friend.”On the prospect of visiting Denmark, Washington D.C., June 29, 2005

“We’re spending money on clean coal technology. Do you realize we’ve got 250 million years of coal?”Washington, D.C., June 8, 2005

“We have enough coal to last for 250 years, yet coal also prevents an environmental challenge.” Washington, D.C., April 20, 2005

“But Iraq hashave got people there that are willing to kill, and they’re hard-nosed killers. And we will work with the Iraqis to secure their future.” Washington, D.C., April 28, 2005

“It’s in our country’s interests to find those who would do harm to us and get them out of harm’s way.”Washington, D.C., April 28, 2005

“We look forward to analyzing and working with legislation that will makeit would hopeput a free press’s mind at ease that you’re not being denied information you shouldn’t see.”
Washington, D.C., April 14, 2005

“I understand there’s a suspicion that wewe’re too security-conscience.”Washington D.C., April 14, 2005

I want to thank you for the importance that you’ve shown for education and literacy.”
Washington, D.C., April 13, 2005

“I repeat, personal accounts do not permanently fix the solution.”Washington, D.C., March 16, 2005

“In terms of timetables, as quickly as possiblewhatever that means.”On the president’s time frame for shoring up Social Security, Washington D.C., March 16, 2005

“This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table.”Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 22, 2005 (Thanks to Fred Kaplan)

“If you’re a younger person, you ought to be asking members of Congress and the United States Senate and the president what you intend to do about it. If you see a train wreck coming, you ought to be saying, what are you going to do about it, Mr. Congressman, or Madam Congressman?”Detroit, Feb. 8, 2005

“Because theall which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculate, for example, is on the table; whether or not benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases. There’s a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting thosechanging those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to beor closer delivered to what has been promised. Does that make any sense to you? It’s kind of muddled. Look, there’s a series of things that cause thelike, for example, benefits are calculated based upon the increase of wages, as opposed to the increase of prices. Some have suggested that we calculatethe benefits will rise based upon inflation, as opposed to wage increases. There is a reform that would help solve the red if that were put into effect. In other words, how fast benefits grow, how fast the promised benefits grow, if thoseif that growth is affected, it will help on the red.”Explaining his plan to save Social Security, Tampa, Fla., Feb. 4, 2005

“They can get in line like those who have been here legally and have been working to become a citizenship in a legal manner.”Referring to immigrant workers, Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2004

“And so during these holiday seasons, we thank our blessings. … “Fort Belvoir, Va., Dec. 10, 2004

“We thought we were protected forever from trade policy or terrorist attacks because oceans protected us.”Speech to business leaders at APEC Summit, Santiago, Chile, Nov. 20, 2004

“After standing on the stage, after the debates, I made it very plain, we will not have an all-volunteer army. And yet, this weekwe will have an all-volunteer army. Let me restate that.”Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 16, 2004

Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYN’s aren’t able to practice their love with women all across the country.”Sept. 6, 2004, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Also: see my favorite Bushism from last year. My past favorite: “Free societies are hopeful societies. And free societies will be allies against these hateful few who have no conscience, who kill at the whim of a hat.”Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2004 (Thanks to David Stanford.)