Friday, January 16, 2009

Bushisms Retired

Jacob Weisberg has the finale of his Bushisms series at Slate. It's a top 25, and it is filled with all the classics. Food on your family...Fool me once...Is our children learning... All classic stuff.

But I looked at the series trying to decide which one best summed up the legacy of the man. There were three or four contenders, but I've decided on this one:

23. "There's a huge trust. I see it all the time when people come up to me and say, 'I don't want you to let me down again.' "
—Boston, Oct. 3, 2000
The best part is that this was uttered before he actually became president. It was a warning... an unheeded warning. We can only blame ourselves (and maybe the Supreme Court) for giving him the opportunity to let us down again.


bigsmithdude said...

this one made me the laugh the hardest:

16. "One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures."—U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 3, 2000

i also heard that he read more books in office (by far) than any other president. which begs the question: where did he find the time? scary....

Queen City Family Man said...

No. 4 is my own personal favorite. I, too, sometimes find myself unable to practice my love with women all across the country.

I'm thinking 25 best sums up his presidency. I don't consider him to be an evil man, I just think he was incompetent and really does need a smart man to tell us - and him - what really went on during his presidency.


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