How Stupid Can One Man Be?
"It's amazing I won. I was running against peace, prosperity, and incumbency." —George W. Bush, June 14, 2001. Speaking to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Perrson, unaware that a live television camera was still rolling.
"I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure." —George W. Bush
"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." —George W. Bush
"Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an assignment." —George W. Bush
"One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures." —George W. Bush
"I want it to be said that the Bush administration was a results-oriented administration, because I believe the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read and having an education system that's responsive to the child and to the parents, as opposed to mired in a system that refuses to change, will make America what we want it to be — a more literate country and a hopefuller country." —George W. Bush, Jan. 2001
"It's no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another." —George W. Bush
“If affirmative action is what I just described, what I am for, then I am for it.” — George W. Bush, October 17, 2000; St Louis, Missouri Presidential Debate.
"There is a lot of speculation and I guess there is going to continue to be a lot of speculation until the speculation ends." — George W. Bush, October 19, 1998; The Texas Governor commenting on his running for the Presidency. Reported by the Austin American Stateman.
"I know the human being and the fish can coexist peacefully." — George W. Bush, September 29, 2000; Comment made in Saginaw, Michigan, during his presidential campaign.
And some additional commentary
"You can be Vice President in the most prosperous time in America, run against a dumb guy, get more votes and still lose."
"It took his brother, his father, his father's friends, the Florida secretary of state, and the Supreme Court to pull it off. His entire life gives fresh meaning to the phrase 'assisted living'"
—Garry Trudeau on George W. Bush,
in an interview with the New Yorker