I debated how I was going to do the last of the Bushisms. Should I do it in three posts -one for yesterday for this week, another this coming Sunday and then, do the last three on January 18th and finally decided I will finish off the Bushisms today by posting all the rest that are left between now and January 20th.
For those of you who read my blog and who are loyal, true-blue to the DUBYA, you're probably happy to hear this bit of information. Those who -like myself -didn't think all that highly of him might be a little sad to see these cease but I rather think most everyone is tired of them now. Like him, they may have worn out their welcome, ya know.
But with that in mind, here's the end of the line for the next 15 days.
Monday, January 5, 2009 - 15 days left
"And if you're interested in the quality of education and you'r paying attention to what you hear at Laclede, why don't you volunteer? Why don't you mentor a child how to read?"
--St. Louis, Missouri, January 5, 2004
Tuesday, Janaury 6, 2009 - 14 days left
"I'm thrilled to be here in the bread basket of America because it gives me a chance to remind our fellow citizens that we have an advantage here in America - we can feed ourselves."
--Stockton, California, 2002
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 13 days left
"I'd rather have them sacrificing on behalf of our nation than, you know, endless hours of testimony on congressional hill."
--Fort Meade, Maryland, 2002
Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 12 days left
"Keep good relations with the Grecians."
--The Economist , 1999
Friday, January 9, 2009 - 11 days left
"More Muslims have died at the hands of killers than --I say more Muslims --a lot of Muslims have died --I don't know the exact count --at Istanbul. Look at these different places around the world wher there's been tremendous death and destruction because killers kill."
--Washington, D.C., January 2004
Saturday and Sunday, January 10/11, 2009 - 10 days left and 9 days left
"You took an oath to defend our flag and our freedom, and you kept that oath underseas and under fire."
--Washington, D.C., January 10, 2006
Monday, January 12, 2009 - 8 days left
"You know when I campaigned here in 2000, I said, I want to be a war president. No president wants to be a war president, but I am one."
--Des Moines, Iowa, 2006
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 7 days left
"Then you ake up at the high school level and find out that the illiteracy level of our children are appalling."
--Washington, D.C., January 2004
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 6 days left
"I speak plainly somnetimes, but you've got to be mindful of the consequences of the words. So put that down. I don't know if you'd call that a confession, a regret, something."
--To reporters in Washington, D.C., January 14, 2005
Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5 days left
"This is still a dangerous world. It's a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mential [sic] losses."
--Quoted in Financial Times, January 2000
Friday, January 16, 2009 - 4 days left
"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 are a train wreck coming, you ought to be saying, what are you going to do about it, Mr. Congressman or Madam Congressman?"
-- Detroit, Michigan, 2005
Saturday and Sunday, January 17/18, 2009 - 3 days left and 2 days left
"I'll be glad to talk about ranching, but I haven't seen [Brokeback Mountain]. 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."
--Manhattan, Kansas, January 2006
Monday, January 19, 2009 - 1 day left
"And the second way to defeat the terrorists is to spread freedom. You see, the best way to defeat a society that is --doesn't have hope, a society where people become so angry they're willing to become suiciders, is to spread freedom, is to spread democracy."
--Washington, D. C., 2005
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 0 days left
"I hope you leave here and walk out and say, "What did he say?'"
--Beaverton, Oregon, 2004
And now, I'm either going to have to find myself another desk calendar for 2009 or rely on the Maxine calendar I have hanging on the wall here by my desk for some little tidbits of humor. Of course, with Maxine, it's only one per month on that calendar you know!
And now, on to "Hope and Change!"