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(The 15 most recent Dubya declarations)
SAWYER: Do you have one word for the Republican Party today?
DUBYA: You will exist in the future.
That's actually six words. Interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer. Dallas, Texas, Apr. 24, 2013
Much of my presidency was defined by things that you didn't necessarily want to have happen.
That's a sentence with multiple possible interpretations now, isn't it? University Park, Texas, Apr. 13, 2013
MAJOR GARRETT (Fox News): Do you think this could this be a larger Bush family effort [in Haiti]? Do you plan on enlisting either your brother or your father in any of the efforts?
DUBYA: They're going to want to help. The — and Laura went down there to analyze the PEPFAR program, since — and we've had an interest — certainly not quite as deep as Bill's. He and the Secretary of State have spent a lot of time down there. We care about it. I care about it because if you see a neighbor in need, it's important to help. And so if people do want to help, they ought to — they ought to dial up — one place to dial is our website, which is clintonbushhaitifund.org.
Some vintage Dubya diction offered up for the first time in a long time. Thanks for dialing up DubyaSpeak.com to view it. Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 2010
Actually, I used to talk to President Clinton during my presidency. And I — and then, of course, called upon he and President 41, my dad, to work together on the tsunami and then Katrina.
Mmm... yummy grammar. Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 2010
My mother calls me my fourth brother — calls him my fourth brother.
On Bill Clinton... I like the first version better. Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 2010
I want you to hear something interesting. I'm the first former president to be able to share the post-presidency with both my parents.
That is something interesting, but unless Dubya intended to suggest that his parents rejected offers to share Bill Clinton's post-presidency, his grammar is out of whack. Midland, Texas, Jan. 20, 2009
And those who served in my cabinet, some of whom honored me by flying down on the airplane today, Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education, Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General. I wanna thank a fabulous staff of people. I was truly blessed to have people, uhh, work with me, people who came to Washington, D.C., not to serve George Bush, not to serve a political party, but they came because they wanted to serve the United States of America, and they did a fabulous job, and I be — will be forever grateful.
Dubya praises his team as fabulous once again in his Texas homecoming speech, Midland, Texas, Jan. 20, 2009
No matter whether you not or you agreed with my decisions or not, one thing they have to agree with, is that we have not been attacked in the last seven years.
Classic Dubya diction, Midland, Texas, Jan. 20, 2009
One of the things I did was spend time meeting with the families of the fallen. I want you to know that the Comforter-in-Chief was always the person who got comforted in those meetings.
Dubya tosses in one more executive title to add to "Opiner-in-Chief", "Educator-in-Chief" and "The Decider". Midland, Texas, Jan. 20, 2009
The first day I met Tony Blair, almost exactly eight years ago, he was in his second term as Prime Minister and I was just starting out. After our first meeting, a reporter asked if we'd found anything in common, and I jokingly replied that we both used Colgate toothpaste.
Dubya got the Colgate toothpaste bit right, but he first met with Tony Blair in February 2001, three months before Tony Blair won his second term, in May 2001. White House, Jan. 13, 2009
Uhh, through it all, it's been, uhh — I, I have, umm, respected you. Umm, sometimes didn't like the stories that you wrote or reported on. Sometimes you, umm, misunderestimated me. But, always the relationship I have felt has been professional. And, uhh, I appreciate it.
You have to hope that this is a recognition of his past repeat offense, and not another instance. We're chalking it up to being a repeat offense until we've heard otherwise... White House, Jan. 12, 2009
He is, uhh — you know, I've had a — my third conversation with him, and, uhh, I, I, I, I generally mean what I say, I, I — wish him all the very best. I've found him to be a very smart and engaging person.
On President-elect Barack Obama. The White House did some after-the-fact clean-up work for Dubya by changing 'generally' to 'genuinely' in the official transcript. White House, Jan. 12, 2009
In terms of the economy, look, I inherited a recession, I am ending on a recession.... Now, obviously these are very difficult economic times. When people analyze the situation, there will be — this problem started before my presidency, it obviously took place during my presidency. The question facing a President is not when the problem started, but what did you do about it when you recognized the problem.
How about the question of when the President admits that a recession was occurring? Let's just say that Dubya was awfully reluctant to do that: 1 | 2 | 3 White House, Jan. 12, 2009
And the other thing is, when I get out of here, I'm getting off the stage. I believe there ought to be, you know, one person in the klieg lights at a time, and I've had my time in the klieg lights. You know, I'm confident, you know, you'll catch me opining on occasion, but I wish him all the best. ...The stakes are high. There is an enemy that still is out there. You know, people can maybe try to write that off as, you know, he's trying to set something up. I'm telling you there's an enemy that would like to attack America, Americans, again. There just is. That's the reality of the world. And I wish him all the very best. ...I wasn't kidding when I said Wall Street got drunk and we got the hangover. And — but nevertheless, President-Elect Obama will find the problems and the situations surrounding problems sometimes cause people to have to make decisions that they, you know, weren't initially comfortable with. And there was such a decision when it came to Wall Street. I mean, I had a lot of people — when I went out to Midland that time — say, what the heck are you doing? Those people up East caused the problem. I said, I know, but if we hadn't worked to fix the problem, your situation would be worse. And — anyway, I really do wish him all the best.
Dubya's way of wishing Barack Obama the best, White House, Jan. 12, 2009
There have been disappointments. Abu Gareb obviously was a huge disappointment during the presidency. Umm. Not havin' weapons of mass destruction was a significant disappointment. I don't know if you wanna call those mistakes or not, but they were — things didn't go according to plan, let's put it that way.
Making the case for war in Iraq based on securing non-existent weapons of mass destruction... yeah, that sounds sort of like a mistake. And Abu Ghraib? I guess he'll never learn to pronounce it. White House, Jan. 12, 2009
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