"Poppy" & "Dubya"
(Like Father, Like Son?)
George Herbert Walker Bush,
41st President of
the United States of America

"It's no exaggeration to say the undecideds
could go one way or another"
October 21, 1988

"This is not a tax break for the rich,
it is a creation of small jobs."
January 15, 1992

"High tech is potent, precise, and in the end, unbeatable. The truth is, it reminds a lot of people the way I pitch horseshoes. Would you believe some of the people? Would you believe our dog? Look, I want to give the high-five symbol to high tech."
April 25, 1988

"Please just don't look at the part of the glass, the part that is only less than half full."
November 6, 1991

"I will never apologize for the United States, ever. I don't care what the facts are."
August 2, 1988

"I know what I've told you I'm going to say, I'm going to say. And what else I say, well, I'll take some time to figure that all out."
December 4, 1990

"I'm not the most articulate emotionalist."
December 3, 1989

"We Bushes cry easily."
September 5, 1989

"I'm just not an emotional kind of guy."
September 9, 1989

"You cannot be president of the United States if you don't have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in time of trial and the Civil War and all that stuff. You can't be. So don't feel sorry for–don't cry for me, Argentina."
January 15, 1992

"I say the same thing I say to a person whose family was maimed by a pistol or an explosive charge or whatever else it might be–a fire–this is bad."
March 7, 1989

"Boy, they were big on crematoriums,
weren't they?"
Touring Auschwitz on September 28, 1987

"I've told you I don't live and die by the polls.
Thus I will refrain from tellling you that
we're not doing too bad in those polls.
November 6, 1991

"All I was doing was appealing for an endorsement, not suggesting that you endorse it."
February 3, 1992

"Somebody asked me, what's it take to win? I said to them, I can't remember, what does it take to win the Superbowl? Or maybe Steinbrenner, my friend George, will tell us what it takes for the Yanks to win–one run. But I went over to the Strawberry Festival this morning, and ate a piece of shortcake over there–able to enjoy it right away, and once I completed it, it didn't have to be approved by Congress–I just went ahead and ate it. "
March 4, 1992

"I've got to run now and relax. The doctor told me to relax. The doctor told me to relax. The doctor told me. He was the one. He said, 'Relax.'"
May 12, 1991

"Fluency in English is not something that I'm often not accused of."
June 6, 1989

"Get this passed.
Later on, we can all debate it."
February 12, 1992


George Walker Bush,
43rd President of
the United States of America

"It's clearly a budget.
It's got a lot of numbers in it."
May 5, 2000

"I understand small business growth.
I was one."
February 19, 2000

"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
January 27, 2000

"I have a different vision of leadership.
A leadership is someone who
brings people together."
August 18, 2000

"Rarely is the question asked:
Is our children learning?"
January 11, 2000

"Famillies is where our nation finds hope,
where wings take dream."
October 18, 2000

"When I'm talking about–when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me."
May 31, 2000

"Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods."
December 20, 2000

"It is clear that our nation is reliant
upon big foreign oil.
More and more of our imports
come from overseas."
September 25, 2000

"I will have a foreign-handed
foreign policy."
September 27, 2000

"I know the human being
and the fish
can coexist peacefully."
September 29, 2000

"They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program."
November 2, 2000

"It's one thing about insurance,
that's a Washington term."
October 18, 2000

"I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions.
I can't answer your question."
October 4, 2000

"One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected."
September 27, 2000

"Reading is the basics for all learning."
March 28, 2000

"I don't read what's handed to me."
March 15, 2000

"One of the great things about books
is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures."
January 3, 2000

"Laura and I really don't realize
how bright our children is sometimes
until we get an objective analysis."
April 15, 2000

"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.'"
October 3, 2000

"They misunderestimated me."
November 6, 2000

"The great thing about America is
everybody should vote."
December 8, 2000

"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."
December 18, 2000

"I didn't -- I swear I didn't -- get into politics to feather my nest or feather my friends' nests."

"The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants."
January 14, 2001

"A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it."
July 26, 2001

"You said we're headed to war in Iraq. I don't know why you say that. I'm the person who gets to decide, not you."
January 2, 2003