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Lindsey Graham is no better friend to the United States military and to our veterans. I'm looking forward to going to Fort Jackson today. It is fitting that I'm going with Senator Lindsey Graham. He cares deeply about those who volunteered to serve our nation and he's a strong supporter of the nation's veterans. He's a strong supporter of the nation's veterans.
Well, I guess we know what he was trying to say there at the beginning... Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 2, 2007

And as we keep pressure on the enemy, we must always remember that the ultimate path to peace will come from the spread of freedom and liberty, that freedom is the great alternative to the ideology of the murderers and the radicals, that but workin' help to work to help others become free, that our noble military is lavin' layin' the foundation for peace for generations to come.
A long, long sentence with a poor payoff for ol' Dubya. Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Nov. 2, 2007

It's a little off the subject, but a responsible citizen is somebody who loves their child with all their heart, a citizen who says, I want to put my family is a citizen I'd love to have working for me a citizen who said, I want my family first, I weep when I think about the thought of missing my child's baseball games, the kind of guy I want working for me, the kind of guy I want working with me.
Wow, Greer, South Carolina, Nov. 10, 2003

We marched to war. I don't if you remember, on your TV screens, last summer it a year ago, summer it said, 'March to War'. You turn on the TV, and there it says: 'March to War'. That's not a very conducive environment in which people are willing to take risk. It's not a positive thought. It's a necessary, in my judgment, obviously, to make America secure.
Making less and less sense as he goes on, Greer, South Carolina, Nov. 10, 2003

Now, we're making progress on the war against terror. It's a different kind of war. Steve re-enacts battles where there used to be infantries moving against infantries and artilleries moving against artilleries and flights of aircraft flying all over the this is a different type of war. These folks are nothing but a bunch of cold-blooded killers who, they'll send youngsters to their death and they'll hide.
Exhausting himself in the process of explaining how different today's "war" is from a conventional one (which presumably justifies it dragging on until the end of time), only to end with a complete nonsequitur, West Ashley High School, Charleston, South Carolina, Jul. 29, 2002

In the way they're kind of writing it right now out of the Senate Finance Committee, some people could spend their entire five years on welfare - there's a five-year work requirement - going to college. Now, that's not my view of helping people become independent, and it's certainly not my view of understanding the importance of work and helping people achieve the dignity necessary so they can live a free life, free from government control.
Dubya extolling the virtues of a college education in front of an audience of high school students, West Ashley High School, Charleston, South Carolina, Jul. 29, 2002

Steve [Riggs, volunteer with the South Carolina Military Department,] believes it's important to teach history live history, or history that through people wearing uniforms, so they can see history come to life.
Dubya unveils some historic comments, West Ashley High School, Charleston, South Carolina, Jul. 29, 2002

I'm sorry the First Lady is not here with me she's hiking. But I can't tell you how proud I am of her. She's doing a fabulous job as the First Lady of the United States.
Charleston, South Carolina, Jul. 29, 2002

Inherent in the 70 percent number means that we've got to help people at the same time.
Grammatical turbulence in statements on welfare reform, West Ashley High School, Charleston, South Carolina, Jul. 29, 2002

Government can hand out money, but it cannot put hope into people's hearts. It cannot put faith into people's lives.
But presumably handing out money in order to put faith into people's lives is A-OK, West Ashley High School, Charleston, South Carolina, Jul. 29, 2002

People in America understand that we're into a different era, we're heading to a different culture. ...It means that you of course make a living for your family. But it also means that when you find a neighbor in need, you love that person.
I know I'm reading too much into the wording, but still... weird, West Ashley High School, Charleston, South Carolina, Jul. 29, 2002

I mean, after all, you might remember that some of the initial discussions after September the 11th about potential threat was about crop dusters. Now, they don't have a lot of crop dusters, you know, in Manhattan. They've got a lot of crop dusters in South Carolina or Texas. In other words, some of the intelligence we were getting was that not only were the enemy willing to use airplanes, obviously, as weapons, but what we were concerned about was that they would use other methods like using a crop duster to spray a weapons of mass destruction, if possible. It's an indication that we had to be on alert to defend all sites and all locations in our country.
One lengthy and confused statement from the master, Greenville, South Carolina, Mar. 27, 2002

I appreciate so very much Tom Ridge's service. You know, he was a governor there in Pennsylvania, just kind of cruising along.
Dubya making Governor Ridge's previous work seem rather unimportant, Greenville, South Carolina, Mar. 27, 2002

Our intelligence professionals and special forces have cooperated in battle-friendly with battle-friendly Afghan forces fighters who know the terrain, who know the Taliban, and who understand the local culture.
Explaining our "battle-friendly" partners in the war, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, Dec. 11, 2001

They are a movement defined by their hatreds. They hate progress, and freedom, and choice, and culture, and music, and laughter, and women, and Christians, and Jews, and all Muslims who reject their distorted doctrines.
Comments on the Taliban that taken on their own make sense, but make less sense when you learn they were made at The Citadel, the military academy made famous by its great efforts to prevent the inclusion of female cadets, and intimidate them into quitting once admitted, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, Dec. 11, 2001

I did denounce it. I de- I denounced it. I denounced interracial dating. I denounced anti-Catholic bigacy... bigotry.
Responding to attacks on his visit to ultra-conservative Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, Feb. 25, 2000

The senator has got to understand if he's going to have he can't have it both ways. He can't take the high horse and then claim the low road.
To reporters, Florence, South Carolina, Feb. 17, 2000

How do you know if you don't measure if you have a system that simply suckles kids through?
Explaining (?) the need for educational accountability, Beaufort, South Carolina, Feb. 16, 2000

You bet I cut the taxes at the top. That encourages entrepreneurship. What we Republicans should stand for is growth in the economy. We ought to make the pie higher.
Explaining "GOP Pie Theory" in a South Carolina Republican Debate with John McCain and Alan Keyes, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 15, 2000

This is still a dangerous world. It's a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mential losses.
Puzzling fellow Republicans at a South Carolina oyster roast, Charleston, South Carolina, Jan. 14, 2000

Rarely is the question asked, are, is our children learning?
That question is indeed a rare one... Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000

Governor Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure.
At least he was adamant about it, Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000


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