Hmmm. This is the second week in a row now that when I went to do my Bushisms for the coming week, the page for Monday is missing from my desk calendar! Since, when I do these posts, I tear the pages involved for the coming week off the calendar and then, leave them on my desk to use for paper to write down notes or messages of phone calls, etc., I looked at the little packet here that I ripped off last week, thinking maybe I had inadvertently ripped off the page for tomorrow too, but no, that hadn't happened. I'm beginning to think, since this is the second week in a row and I never dig that calendar out until I go to do the post, that there is a "closet Republican ghost" loose in my house. Whatever else could it be?
But with my apologies -again -for the missing Bushism, for a calendar with only six days in the week and Monday seems to be the date chosen to go amongst the missing gonna have to forge ahead and post the words for the other days here now.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 196 days left
"It's very interesting when you think about it, the slaves who left here to go to America, because of their steadfast and their religion and their belief in freedom, helped change America."
--Dakar, Senegal, July 8, 2003
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 195 days left
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's birthday, 1932
"I believe what I said yesterday, I don't know what I said, but I know what I think, and, well, I assume it's what I said."
Thursday, July 10, 2008 -- 194 days left
"It's my honor to speak to you as the leader of your country. And the great thing about America is you don't have to listen unless you want to."
Ellis Island, New York, July 10, 2001
Friday, July 11, 2008 - 193 days left
"I don't know all the facts. I want to know all the facts. The best place for the facts is to be done is by somebody who's spending time investigating it."
--Washington, D.C., July 2005
Saturday and Sunday, July 12/13, 2008 - 192 days left and 191 days left
"Give me a chance to be your president and America will be safer and stronger and better."
--Marquette, Michigan, July 13, 2004 (Campaigning for reelection)
I dunno but somehow I don't really feel that last one is a campaign promise that has been upheld, do you? I don't feel "safer, stronger and better" anyway!