Here's the Bushisms for this -Thanksgiving Week.
Monday, November 19, 2007
"The students at Yale came from all different backgrounds and all parts of the country. Within months, I knew many of them."
--From A Charge to Keep by George W. Bush, published November 1999
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
"That's why I went to the Congress last September and proposed fundamental--supplemental funding, which is money for armor and body parts and ammunition and fuel."
--Erie, Pennsylvania; September 4, 2004
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
"I'll be glad to talk about ranching, but I haven't seen the movie. I've heard about it. I hope you go--you know--I hope you go back to the ranch and the farm is what I'm about to say."
--Explaining that he hasn't yet seen Brokeback Mountain; Manhattan, Kansas; January 23, 2006
Thursday, November 22, 2007 - Thanksgiving Day
"Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.
--Austin, Texas; December 20, 2000
Friday, November 23, 2007
"We can come together to heal whatever wounds may exist, whatever residuals there may be."
--Washington, D.C.; December 18, 2000
Saturday and Sunday; November 24/25, 2007
"I'm the master of low expectations."
--Aboard Air Force One; June 4, 2003
Perhaps the final quote for this week really says it all.
Actually, there is something in all of this for which we can all be thankful.
One is that we live in a country in which our freedom to say, to transpose, to re-publish/print quotes from others -yes, even the illustrious leader of the free world who often mispeaks himself - and we can poke fun at these things. We do need to remember not everyone around the world has such freedom. We also need to be very thankful that many of us can be with family--or friends -- on the occasion of Thanksgiving and share much together from the love and compassion of family/friendship to bountiful tables. We need to remember too though that even in this land -often called the "Land of Plenty" there are many, many people who walk in our midst who don't have those things available to them, for whatever reason.
Perhaps on this day we put aside to give thanks for all our blessings, it would do us all well to share of whatever bounty we do have available with those who have much less, are in dire need - right here, in our view, at our fingertips.
Peace, love and Thanksgiving for the many blessings each and everyone of us can number.