The President we love to hate, yet cannot get enough of his public gaffs, leaves office after 8 tumultuous years, let us look back and enjoy the BUSHISMS of George W. Bush:
"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." —Greater Nashua, N.H.,
"I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft." —second presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." —Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000
"You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." —to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005
"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." —Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004
"They misunderestimated me." —Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000
"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" —Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000
"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." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004
"There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." —Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002
Nashville, Tennessee, 27 May, 2004
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
Florence, South Carolina, 11 January, 2000
"Reading is the basics for all learning."
Reston, Virginia, 28 March, 2000
"As governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I have met those standards."
CNN, 30 August, 2000
"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.''
Townsend, Tennessee, 21 February, 2001
"I understand small business growth. I was one."
New York Daily News, 19 February, 2000
"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
Reuters, 5 May, 2000
"I do remain confident in Linda. She'll make a fine Labour Secretary. From what I've read in the press accounts, she's perfectly qualified."
Austin, Texas, 8 January, 2001
"First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren't necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn't mean you're willing to kill."
Washington DC, 19 May, 2003
"The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorise himself."
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 29 January, 2003
How old are you today?
Last movie watched?
Favourite toy as a child?
When was the last time you cried?
Who is the friend you have had the longest?
What did you do last night?
Favourite dog breed ?
Favorite day of the week?
How many states have you lived in?
What is your wish for this new year?
New year resolutions?
I have been up since 6.30 this morning to watch the Golden Globe Awards on WORLD MOVIES. And Yay, I'm glad that I was up this early.