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Quotes - Dubya on Himself
(Dubya according to Dubya)
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
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
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
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
I'll be out there, the old sage, sitting around, you know — if only you did it this way.
Dubya: Old sage. Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2008
These two women are not only great athletes, they're really great people. And I'm just so sorry that Misty May got injured on Dancing for the Stars. God, if only she had me as a partner, you know? Except I can't dance. But I wish — you know, it's interesting, I read a comment from Misty May today. She said, yes, I got hurt Dancing on the Stars, but I'll be back at the 2012 Olympics.
Dancing on the stars could indeed be quite dangerous. The program Dubya was trying to reference was Dancing with the Stars. White House, Oct. 7, 2008
First of all, you gotta know I like oceans. I didn't grow up in the ocean — as a matter of fact — near the ocean — I grew up in the desert. Therefore, it was a pleasant contrast to see the ocean. And I particularly like it when I'm fishing.
Yes, when the ocean is at its most useful to Dubya... Washington, D.C., Sep. 26, 2008
A buddy of mine said, well, what about the reefs? So I'm concerned about the reefs. I'm a fisherman, I like to fish. Reefs are important for fisheries.
Dubya finds a selfless reason to protect reefs. God bless him. White House, Jul. 15, 2008
Father Alex, good to see you again, sir, thanks. I appreciate very much my Greek — fellow Greek American citizens coming, as well as those who wear the uniform.
Wow, Dubya's a Greek American? White House, Mar. 25, 2008
I can press when there needs to be pressed. I can hold hands when there needs to be — hold hands.
Absolutely brilliant... White House, Jan. 6, 2008
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