"A lot of times in the rhetoric, people forget the facts. And the facts are that thousands of small
businesses Hispanically owned or otherwise pay taxes at the highest marginal rate." George W. Bush, speaking to the
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, March 19, 2001
"(Yogi Berra's) been an inspiration
to me not only because of his baseball skills but, of course, for the enduring
mark he left on the English language. Some of the press corps even think he might be my speechwriter." George W. Bush, hosting baseball Hall of Famers at the White House
"If they would read it closely they would see I'm using the transitive plural tense so the word 'is'
are correct." George W. Bush, explaining at the Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner the brilliance behind his infamous remark "Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
"It is a very complicated economic point I was making there. Believe me, what this country needs is
taller pie." George W. Bush, explaining what he meant when he said "We ought to make
the pie higher"
"You see, anyone can give you a coherent sentence. But this takes you to an entirely new dimension."
George W. Bush, reflecting on his remark "I know the human being and fish can coexist
"I've coined new words, like, misunderstanding and Hispanically." George W. Bush, who meant to say "misunderestimated"
"In my sentences I go where no man has gone before." George
"Those stories about my intellectual capacity do get under my skin. You know for a while I even thought
my staff believed it. There on my schedule first thing every morning it said, 'Intelligence briefing.'" George W. Bush, at the 2000 Gridiron dinner
"A hobby I enjoy is mapping the human genome. I hope one day I can clone another Dick Cheney. Then
I won't have to do anything." George W. Bush, at the Gridiron dinner
"You know all those press organizations that have been doing a recount in Florida? Well, you won."
George W. Bush, to former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, at the Gridiron Dinner
"Are you with the Chinese press? Your English is perfect. You speak better English than I do." George W. Bush, to a Chinese reporter
"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test."
George W. Bush, Feb. 21, 2001
"I'm getting tired of (George W. Bush's) picture on the front page. He kisses everybody that gets within
reach. I think it was because of his success with Oprah. Former senator/presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy
"As long as you only give him the tops and not the stalks, and especially if it has a great cheese
sauce." First Lady Laura Bush, on how to get her husband to eat his broccoli
"President George W. Bush will appear tonight on Bob Costas' show talking about baseball. Finally,
a subject he knows something about. Bush is a huge baseball fan well, duh. A sport where millionaires work two hours a day?
That's the story of his life." Jay Leno
"I find the language of George W. much more offensive." Madonna, on rapper Eminem
"George W. Bush celebrated one month as president of the United States. Let me tell you something,
things are starting to look pretty bleak for Al Gore." David Letterman
"The Pentagon announced yesterday that U.S. and British planes had struck Iraqi air defense sites south
of Baghdad. Defense officials say the president wanted to send a clear message to the Iraqi government that he knows exactly
where Iraq is." Tina Fey, on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update"
"Today President Bush ordered an investigation into whether it is appropriate to have civilians with
no experience running a Navy sub. Hey, how about an investigation into whether it's appropriate to have a civilian with no
experience running the country?" Jay Leno
"Navy officials confirmed yesterday that a Texas oil magnate named John Hall was at the controls of
the USS Greenville when it struck a Japanese fishing boat last week. Apparently Hall was participating in the Navy's 'Take
Your Billionaire To Work Day.'" Tina Fey, on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update"
"We're concerned about AIDS inside our White House make no
mistake about it." George W. Bush, Feb. 7, 2001