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.

2 comments:

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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