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Front lines of this efforts are parents, are teachers, are counselors who are sending our kids a clear message, drug use is not fun. It is not glamorous. It is harmful. And I want to thank those who are making that a clear message. Drugs destroys lives.
Dubya sums it all up with some classic singular/plural disagreement. Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 2007

We're off to a strong start. About to read a statement that was agreed upon by our distinguished guests. The representatives of the government of the state of Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, represented respectivuh, by Prime Minister Ehud Olmult, and President Mah Mahoovad Abbas in his capacity as Chairman of the PLO Executive Committee and President of the Palestinian Authority, have convened in Annapolis, Maryland, under the auspices of President George W. Bush of the United States of America.
Even if getting both right was out of the question for Dubya, you would still hope Dubya could have gotten one or the other ("Ehud Olmert" or "Mahmoud Abbas") right. Annapolis, Maryland, Nov. 27, 2007

This Thanksgiving, we are grateful for a harvest big enough to feed us all and millions more. We're grateful for citizens who reach out to those who struggle, and for neighbors in need from neighbors in need to the strangers they've never met.
Even though he stops himself mid-sentence, he manages not to correct himself. White House, Nov. 20, 2007

By the way, nothin' finer than bein' a New York City fire fighter. He rushed to the scene of the World Trade Center on September the 11th, 2001. While others were leavin', he's a bunch of 'em that went in.
He's a bunch, is he? Fascinating. White House, Nov. 16, 2007

Once again, it's a hypothetical question. I certainly hope he does take my advice, and the ma advice of the, uhh, Prime Minister of Turkey, and the advice of a lot of other figures. Uhh. And so, that's all we can do is continue to work with, uhh, with the President, uhh, as well as others in the Pak government, uhh, to make it abundantly clear the position of the United States, and then obviously we'll deal with it if something, uhh, other than that happens.
Besides the ample supply of "uhh", Dubya goes with the economical "Pak" in place of "Pakistani". White House, Nov. 5, 2007

We got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel. So I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from have the knowledge necessary to make a nukyular weapon.
Dubya once again proving he's never afraid to escalate the war rhetoric. And yes, he actually said "have" rather than "having" in the last sentence. White House, Oct. 17, 2007

First of all, it's important for our citizens to understand that we spend 35 billion dollars a year for poor children's health insh uhh, care, through Medicaid 35 billion dollars. So if you hear rhetoric out of Washington sayin' we're not taking care of poor children in America, they're just not reminding you of the fact that 'cause of your generosity, we're spending 35 billion a year.
Completely without any data to suggest how much money might be needed, Dubya throws out a dollar figure (listen to him drop the accent on "billion") to indicate that we are spending enough money (through our generosity?) to take care of the health needs of poor children. Rogers, Arkansas, Oct. 15, 2007

As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured.
Not surprisingly, the White House initially elected to leave this mistake out of the official transcript. New York, New York, Sep. 26, 2007

I thought an interesting comment was made when somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, now where's Mandela? Well, Mandela's dead, because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas.
This one starts out weird, and never looks back. And at the time of this quote, Nelson Mandela was alive and Saddam Hussein was dead. White House, Sep. 20, 2007

Uh, Mr. Prime Minister, thank you for your introduction. Thank you for being such a uhh, a fine host for the OPEC summit.
Dubya at the APEC Business Summit. Although he corrected himself moments later, the initial mistake speaks volumes... Sydney, Australia, Sep. 7, 2007

We're givin' this young democracy the chance. It's in our interest to do so because, as John Howard accurately noted when he went to thank the Austrian troops there last year.
The White House chose to inaccurately note in its transcript that Dubya said "Australian", but indeed he said "Austrian"... Sydney, Australia, Sep. 7, 2007

[One of] the two most dangerous terrorist networks in this region are a group called Jemai-Islai-a-may-ah, or JI.
Dubya's attempt at saying "Jemaah Islamiyah". Perhaps he should have just stuck to saying JI. Sydney, Australia, Sep. 7, 2007

It's sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person, like, uhh, Alberto Gonzales, is impeding from doin' important work, because his good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons.
Yes, I'm sure all of those Republicans that called for his resignation were doing so for purely political reasons... By the way, the White House transcript corrected Dubya's flub to say "impeded". Waco, Texas, Aug. 27, 2007

I spoke to, uhh, Governor Polenté and, uhh, Mayor Rybak this morning. I told them that the Secretary would be there. I told them we would help with rescue, efforts, but also told 'em how much we are uhh, in prayer for those who suffered. And I thank our fellow, my fellow citizens for holding up those who are suffering right now in prayer.
Not only does he botch the name of Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, but he also goes out of his way to change "our fellow citizens" to "my fellow citizens". White House, Aug. 2, 2007

Whatever their chosen field, the National Laureatsesses Sciences and Technology have brought great credit to themselves through this country.
A simple set of screw-ups at the National Medal of Science and Technology Recipients award presentation, but Dubyaesque nevertheless. White House, Jul. 27, 2007

You talk about the farmer out there who's worried about makin' crop, that 2,200, dollars, means a lot. It may sound small to the, to the you know, the opiners in Washington, but you ask the average American family, would they raather have the 2,200 dollars to spend on their own, or would they raather send it to Washington, D.C., they'll say, let me have my money, I can do a good job with it.
You really have to hear Dubya say "opiners" for the full effect. And also note the one word that Dubya hasn't yet been able to transform from the New England to the Texan pronunciation: rather. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jul. 26, 2007

The immediate goal is to make sure there are more people on private insurance plans. I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room.
Going the extra mile to demonstrate that he has no idea what is wrong with health care in America. You have to hear it to actually believe he said it. Cleveland, Ohio, Jul. 10, 2007

Uhh, we're, we're, we are better prepared, and drill it a lot. Great question. The more difficult question is his question on pandemic flu. I, uhh, asked Mike Leavitt, who is the head of DD, uhh, uhh, HHS, and, and Chertoff, to he's, he's the Homeland guy to chair a Department of Homeland Security. Secretary of Homeland Security. Heh. In Crawford, we kind of shortcut it. Anyway, uh, look, nobody has accused me of bein' Shakespeare, you know, anyway, uhh heh I just hope you can figure out what I'm sayin', uhh Uhh, is, uhh is we spend a lot of time on pandemic flu. One way you anticipate a, umm, umm a crisis is you kinda wargame it.
He got one thing right: Nobody has accused Dubya of being Shakespeare. Cleveland, Ohio, Jul. 10, 2007

Bush goes to Hel. That's what a lot of people want.
Dubya's off-the-cuff comment to reporters about his visit to the Hel Peninsula in Poland, Gdansk, Poland, Jun. 8, 2007

The American people are proud to welcome Your Majesty back to the United States, a nation you've come to know very well. After all, you've dined with ten U.S. presidents. You helped our nation celebrate its bicentennial in 17 in 1976. She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child.
Rather than step away from nearly suggesting that Queen Elizabeth is hundreds of years old, he runs into her age headlong with his second quip. White House, May 7, 2007

I I'm honored to be here with the Eternal General of the United States, mi amigo, Alberto Gonzales.
Dubya gets the title of Attorney General all wrong, but somehow manages to capture the essence of the tenure of Alberto Gonzales. White House, May 4, 2007

The Iraqis are fully staffed, and and they've got their team in there, but we don't. And so, what Gen. Petraeus is saying some early signs, still dangerous, but give me give my chance a plan to work.
Truer accidental words are seldom heard, Interview with PBS' Charlie Rose, Apr. 24, 2007

In recent months, the Justice Department determined that new leadership in several of these positions would better serve the country. I strongly support the Attorney General in this decision. I also appreciate the hard work and service of the U.S. Attorneys who resigned. And I regret that their resignations have turned into a public spectacle. Earlier this week, my Administration presented to Congress a reasonable way forward that balances the constitutional prerogatives of the Presidency with Congress's interest in learning more facts behind the decision to replace eight of the 93 U.S. Attorneys.
Dubya again presents the conflicting concepts of replacing attorneys and accepting their resignations as if they are the same thing, Washington, D.C., Mar. 24, 2007

His early career took him on mapping missions over Alaska, and North Africa, and Latin America. In 1963, he reported to Fort Benning to help lead a new unit that would become known as the Air Calvary.
In Medal of Honor award ceremony, Dubya again fails to recognize the difference between "Calvary" and "Cavalry"... White House, Feb. 26, 2007

The only thing I can tell you is that when I speak, I'm very conscience about the audiences that are listening to my words.
This isn't the first time Dubya has substituted "conscience" for "conscious". He's even done the reverse, too. White House, Feb. 14, 2007

Uhh, before I'm gonna take some questions, I'd like to comment about one other, uhh diplomatic development, and that took place in the Far East. At the six-party talks in Beijing, North Korea agreed to specific actions that will bring us closer to a Korea Peninshula that is free of nukyular weapons. Specifically, North Korea agreed that within 60 days, it will shut down and seal all operations at the primary nukyular facilities it has used to produce weapons-grade plutonium. It has agreed to allow international inspectors to verify and monitor this progress. It is committed to disclosing all of its nukyular programs as an initial step towards abananning these programs.
Dubya weaves for us a rich tapestry of off-the-wall pronunciations, White House, Feb. 14, 2007

A friend has said of this good-hearted man, Motumbo believes that God has given him this opportunity to do great things. And we are proud to call this son of the Congo a citizen of the United States of America.
Dubya recognizes Congolese NBA star Dikembe Mutombo in his State of the Union address, but unfortunately gets his name wrong (despite getting it right just moments earlier). Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2007

The best way to defeat the totalitarian of hate is with an ideology of hope an ideology of hate excuse me with an ideology of hope.
The correction doesn't fully clarify the original misstatement, but at least he noticed it, I guess... Fort Benning, Georgia, Jan. 11, 2007

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