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Added to the 100% Pure Dubya quote category on Apr. 27, 2013:
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

Added to the Dubya on Himself and Dubya on the Presidency quote categories on Apr. 21, 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

Added to the 100% Pure Dubya quote category on 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

Added to the Dubya the Grammarian quote category on 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

Added to the Dubya the Grammarian and 100% Pure Dubya quote categories on Jan. 18, 2010:
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

Added to the Dubya the Geographer quote category on Feb. 1, 2009:
I'm pleased when, uhh, when, uhh, Iraqi leaders go to Saudi Arabia and talk to, uhh, my friend, the King, of Saudi Arabia, and talk about how they can work together to achieve, uhh, stability. It's in Saudi's interest, it's in Jordan's interest, it's in the Gulf Coast countries' interests that there be a stable Iran, Iran that is capable of rejecting Iranian influence I mean Iraq that is capable of ajec, rejecting Iranian influence.
After mistakenly interpolating Iraq with Iran twice, Dubya manages to correct himself. Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2006

Added to the Dubya the Policymaker quote category on Jan. 31, 2009:
I strongly believe the people of Cuba ought to live in a free society. It's in our interests that Cuba become free and it's in the interests of the Cuban people that they don't have to live under an antiquated form of government that has just been repressive. So we'll continue to press for freedom on the island of Cuba. One day, the good Lord will take Fidel Castro away.
I guess you have to give him credit for wearing his heart on his sleeve, Newport, Rhode Island, Jun. 28, 2007

Added to the Dubya at War quote category on Jan. 31, 2009:
You can see here on the map, Anbar is a largely Sunni province that accounts for nearly a third of Iraqi territory. It's a big place. Anbar stretches from the outskirts of Baghdad to Iraq's borders with Jordan and Syria. It was al Qaeda's chief base of operations in Iraq. Remember, when I mention al Qaeda, they're the ones who attacked the United States of America and killed nearly 3,000 people on September the 11th, 2001. They're part of the enemy.
And remember, they weren't in Anbar Province, or anywhere in Iraq, until after the U.S. invaded Iraq. Newport, Rhode Island, Jun. 28, 2007

Added to the Dubya the Geographer quote category on Jan. 31, 2009:
I appreciate the Governor of this great state and his wife, Sue. I'm proud to call you friend, and thank you very much for your thoughtfulness today. The Governor gave me a helicopter tour of this beautiful part of the world. The tall ships were magnificent.
Dubya again chooses to describe a part of his own country as if it were far away overseas, Newport, Rhode Island, Jun. 28, 2007

Added to the Dubya the Fabulous quote category on Jan. 26, 2009:
That is an part of a, part of the story I have seen. We are a fabulous country. We are a great nation, because the people of this country are caring, and decent, and courageous, and strong, and compassionate.
One more "fabulous" for the road at his Texas homecoming, Midland, Texas, Jan. 20, 2009

Added to the Dubya on the Presidency quote category on Jan. 26, 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

Added to the Dubya the Grammarian and Dubya at War quote categories on Jan. 26, 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

Added to the Dubya on the Presidency and Dubya the Fabulous quote categories on Jan. 25, 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

Added to the Dubya on Himself and Dubya on the Presidency quote categories on Jan. 25, 2009:
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

Added to the Dubya on the Presidency and Dubya the Economist quote categories on Jan. 25, 2009:
I was in the Roosevelt Room and Chairman Bernanke and Secretary Paulson, after a month of every weekend where they're calling, saying, we got to do this for AIG, or this for Fannie and Freddie, came in and said, the financial markets are completely frozen and if we don't do something about it, it is conceivable we will see a depression greater than the Great Depression. So I analyzed that and decided I didn't want to be the President during a depression greater than the Great Depression, or the beginning of a depression greater than the Great Depression.
Good to know he was being motivated by thoughts of his legacy. Apparently he considers the country to be in the start of a depression, too, not just a recession. Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2008

Added to This Part of the World on Jan. 31, 2009:
I appreciate the Governor of this great state and his wife, Sue. I'm proud to call you friend, and thank you very much for your thoughtfulness today. The Governor gave me a helicopter tour of this beautiful part of the world. The tall ships were magnificent. (Jun. 28, 2007)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
This election is taking place in an historic time for our country. And when our children and grandchildren look back on this period, one question will overwhelm the rest: Did we do everything in our power to fight and win the war against the terrorists? That is the question which faces this generation. (Nov. 3, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
These fine [Hispanic] Americans, like the other Americans in our military, are working hard to secure this country. They're answering the call to history. They have volunteered to serve in an historic time, a time when this United States will do what it takes to defend ourselves from people who spread evil by killing the innocent. (Oct. 6, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
This election is taking place in an historic time. When our children and grandchildren look back on this period, one question will overwhelm all the rest: Did we do everything in our power to fight and to win the war on terror? (Oct. 31, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
You know, I've gotten to see [Republican Congressman Jim] Nussle during some interesting times in our country we are living in historic times. I wish I could report to you that this was a nation that wasn't at war, but we are. And it's a deadly serious war. It's a war that requires strong leadership and resolve. (Apr. 11, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
We're living during historic times. I wish I could report to you that the war on terror was over, but it's not. It's these are serious times that require serious thought and serious purpose in order to do our most important duty, which is to protect the American people. (Feb. 23, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
I've got to be able to look at myself, by the way after the presidency in the mirror and say, I didn't come to Washington, D.C. to try to chase political opinion. I came to lead this country in a very historic time. And you heard my discussion about my reaction after 9/11. That's what I believe. And that's what I'm going those are some of the beliefs on which I'm going to continue to make decisions. (Apr. 10, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
I'm this is historic times, and I know you know that. And so I want to thank you for your service to our great nation. I want to thank you for bringing dignity and honor to the offices you hold. And so now I'd like to offer a toast to the governors of the United States. (Feb. 26, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
Now, we're living in historic times when you think about this world we're in. It is a time of challenge, and it's a time of opportunity. We've got the challenge to protect the American people. My most important duty is to protect you from harm. And we have an opportunity to lay the foundation of peace for generations to come. (Feb. 17, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
It's such an honor to be the President of the great country that we are during such historic times, and I want to thank you for giving me a chance to describe to you some of the decision-making processes I've used to do my duty to defend the American people. God bless. (Jan. 23, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
We're living in historic times. They are exciting times. If you're a student getting ready to graduate from NKU, you've got a job available for you that's paying better than a lot of other college graduates have ever been able to get. This is a good time to be getting out of college. On the other hand, these are difficult times in some ways, when you think about it. I mean, we're at war. And war is unsettling to people. War puts a strain on the United States of America. War causes people to think about the future in different ways. (May 19, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
First of all, I want to thank the Italian people and the government for their contributions in Iraq. They were there during some of the most difficult times. And the previous government made a commitment and met its commitment. And we're very grateful for that. The current government campaigned on not staying in Iraq. That's what they said. So when you win elections, you're supposed to do what you say you do. So I'm not surprised. I would hope and I appreciate the commitments. I would hope they would toward, for example, training through NATO or reconstruction aid. This is an historic time. And one of the messages I'll be sending people at the G8 is, liberty is universal. The world is better off when there's free societies. (Jul. 11, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
We're living in historic times. We are a country still at war. I wish I could report give you a different report. My job is to see the world the way it really is, not to see the world the way some would hope it would be. (Mar. 9, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
This election is taking place in an historic time for our country. And when our children and grandchildren look back on this period, one question will overwhelm all the rest: Did we do everything in our power to fight and win the war on terror? (Nov. 5, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
This election is taking place in an historic time for our country. Our children and grandchildren are going to look back on this period one question will overwhelm all the rest. Did we do everything in our power to fight and win the war on terror? That's the question people will ask. (Oct. 30, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
This election is taking place at a historic time for our country. And when our children look back at this period, they're going to have one question: Did we do everything in our power to protect America and win the war on terror? (Nov. 6, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
We live in historic times. The challenges and opportunities are plain for all to see. Will this country continue to strengthen our economy today and over the long run? Will we provide a first-class education for our children? And will we be prepared for the global challenges of the 21st century? Will we build upon the recent progress we've made in addressing our energy dependence by aggressively pursuing new technologies to break our addiction to foreign sources of energy? And most importantly, will this generation of leaders meet our obligation to protect the American people? (Nov. 8, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
I'm going to remind people we're living in historic times, and that we have a chance to make decisions today that will help shape the direction of events for years to come. I'm going to continue to talk about an optimistic agenda that will keep that will remind folks we've got a responsibility to lead. (Jan. 26, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
We've got a we've got a lot to do in this country. We're in we're going through historic times, and it's important to have people in the United States Senate who understand the stakes, understand the world in which we live. It's important to have clear-eyed realists working with the administration to lay the foundation for peace. (Mar. 27, 2006)

Added to These Are Historic Times on Jan. 18, 2009:
Andy Card has served me and our country in historic times. On a terrible day when America was attacked, during economic recession and recovery, through storms of unprecedented destructive power, in peace and in war. Andy has overseen legislative achievements on issues from education to Medicare. (Mar. 28, 2006)


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