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Now I want you I'll make sure you understand in the State of the Union that this package certainly doesn't mean we ought to do something else on taxes.
The White House transcript explains that Dubya meant to say "ought not to do", White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Jan. 25, 2008

Our first Independence Day celebration took place in a midst of a war a bloody and difficult struggle that would not end for six more years before America finally secured her freedom. More than two decades later, it is hard to imagine the Revolutionary War coming out any other way but at the time, America's victory was far from certain.
It's been two centuries plus two decades since the Revolutionary War, but hopefully Dubya knows that. Martinsburg, West Virginia, Jul. 4, 2007

We believe in an Almighty, we believe in the freedom for people to worship that Almighty. They don't.
Actually, it may surprise you to learn that some Americans don't believe in an Almighty, Dubya... Martinsburg, West Virginia, Jul. 4, 2007

If we were to allow them to gain control of Iraq, they would have control of a nation with massive oil reserves which they could use to fund new attacks and exhort economic blackmail on those who didn't kowtow to their wishes.
Dubya comes up with an inventive new use for the word "exhort" here, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Jul. 4, 2007

I like the idea of encouraging an ownership society, where a mother or father, as a result of hard work, can set aside money, if he or she chooses, in a personal account that he or she can leave to whomever she wants, or ever he wants.
Give him a 'B' for effort: he tried to match up the front and back of the sentence and got pretty close, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Apr. 5, 2005

You know, Zell Miller, he represents a lot of folks out there who are wondering whether or not it's okay to vote Republican. He's what I would call a discerning Democrat.
"Discerning" because he conveniently supports Dubya... Huntington, West Virginia, Sep. 10, 2004

When you're out rounding up the vote, remind people about what this economy has been through. Five months before we got into office the stock market had started to decline. We had a recession right as we got there. There was corporate scandals. By the way, we made it clear we're not going to tolerate dishonesty in the boardrooms of America. We had a terrorist attack on our country. All those were obstacles for our American workers. See, we're overcoming these obstacles. We're overcoming these obstacles because we got great workers, great farmers. We're overcoming it because the entrepreneurial spirit is strong. We're overcoming it because of well-time tax relief.
For those nagging questions about all of the problems that the average American faces, Dubya proposes a doom-and-gloom-laden explanation, Huntington, West Virginia, Sep. 10, 2004

You cannot be pro-doctor, pro-patient, pro-hospital and pro-trial lawyer at the same time. You have to choose. My opponent made his choice, and he put him on the ticket.
So if John Kerry is "pro-trial lawyer", what is Dubya? Pro-hospital? Huntington, West Virginia, Sep. 10, 2004

We'll transform these systems so all citizens are equipped, prepared, and thus, truly free to make your own choices so you can realize the great promise of America.
Classic reference shift on display here ('all citizens are... free to make your...'), Huntington, West Virginia, Sep. 10, 2004

Any hopeful society has a growing economy, and I have a plan to keep this economy moving forward.
By making us more hopeful? Huntington, West Virginia, Sep. 10, 2004

Even though we didn't find the stockpiles we affected to find, Saddam Hussein had the capability of making weapons.
Dubya provides an impromptu vocabulary (and warmaking) lesson to the students at Hedgesville High School, Hedgesville, West Virginia, Aug. 17, 2004

Americans are serving and sacrificing to keep this country safe and to bring freedom to others. After the attacks of September the 11th, 2001, this nation resolved to fight terrorists where they dwell. We resolved to arm the terrorist enemy.
The White House website quietly changed "arm" to "disarm", but forgot to take down the video of the event. Charleston, West Virginia, Jul. 4, 2004

The more money they have in their more pockets in their pockets, the more likely it is that somebody will find work.
Economic wisdom from good ol' Dubya, at the Greenbriar Resort, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Feb. 9, 2003

And there's no doubt in my mind, when the United States acts abroad and home, we do so based upon values particularly the value that we hold dear to our hearts, and that is, everybody ought to be free. I want to repeat what I said during my State of the Union to you. Liberty is not America's gift to the world. What we believe strongly, and what we hold dear, is liberty is God's gift to mankind. And we hold that value precious. And we believe it is true.
So, when we go into war, it is to enforce God's law, not America's interests? I see. I'm sure that Muslims won't interpret that as a call for a crusade. White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Feb. 9, 2003

The best way to secure the homeland is to continue to hunt the killers down one at a time.
It still seems to me that hunting them down en masse would be better than one at a time, but maybe that's just me, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Feb. 9, 2003

If you are a mom and dad, you are responsible for loving your child with all your heart and all your soul.
Republican Retreat Luncheon, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Feb. 1, 2002

There has been a couple of contacts with people in my Cabinet. And my Cabinet officers said, no help here. And we're starting an investigation before anybody started paying attention to Enron.
Grammatically painful attempt to spin America's largest bankruptcy, Belle, West Virginia, Jan. 22, 2002

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