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"In my line of work you gotta keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kinda catapult the propaganda." - Dubya, May 24, 2005

Heck of a Job
This repeat offense features Dubya offering some downhome praise for people, mostly members of his administration, relatives, fellow Republicans, and the occasional religious leader.

  1. Steve Whitesell is represents thousands of hard-working government employees, who work hard to make our parks system the best in the world. Steve's assigned here in San Antonio. Fran tells me he's doing a heck of a good job. (Aug. 29, 2001)
  2. And so, thank you all for coming. I don't know if you all remember the Imam led the service at the National Cathedral he did a heck of a good job, and we were proud to have him there. (Sep. 26, 2001)
  3. Thank you all very much. Thank you. I admit he's not very pretty to look at. But he's doing a heck of a job. I'm so proud of my friend It's become clear to all the hardworking FEMA employees that I didn't pick Joe Allbaugh because of his haircut. (Oct. 1, 2001)
  4. I want to thank my friend, the Governor of the great state of Louisiana. What a piece of work that guy is. That's why they love you, Mike. He knows how to tell the truth, he speaks plainly, and he's doing a heck of a good job for the people of Louisiana. (Jan. 15, 2002)
  5. Tom Ridge is doing a heck of a good job, and I'm so honored he left his job as governor. (Mar. 27, 2002)
  6. I also want to thank my friend, Johnny Rowland. I'm here because I want the people of Connecticut to reelect Johnny. He's done a heck of a job as your governor. (Apr. 9, 2002)
  7. Most of all, I'm pleased that the First Lady came. She's done a heck of a job as First Lady for the United States of America. (Jun. 19, 2002)
  8. I'm glad that Tommy [Thompson] came to Washington. He's doing a heck of a job on behalf of the American people, and I want to thank you, Tommy. (Jul. 25, 2002)
  9. I want to thank the good folks here at Rochester Community and Technical College for your hospitality. I particularly want to thank it's kind of hard to welcome a President, I know, but you've done a heck of a good job, plus you've got a Texan running the deal. (Oct. 18, 2002)
  10. He's not the prettiest governor in America. But he's one of the most effective. He's done a heck of a job for the people of Louisiana. (Dec. 3, 2002)
  11. I appreciate a man I call "Red" that's Congressman Adam Putnam. He's done a heck of a good job for the folks here in Florida. (Jun. 30, 2003)
  12. The responsibility to maintain our parks has not always been met in America. It's a problem that we will address, and helping me address the problem is the Secretary of the Interior, Gale Norton. You know, I picked somebody from the West to run the Interior Department, because I felt like in her case she was sensitive to the needs of the people and to the needs of the land. And she's doing a heck of a good job on behalf of the American people, and I appreciate you being here. ...I had a chance to spend some quality time with such a person, Woody Smeck, he's the superintendent of the Santa Monica Mountains. And, Woody, you're doing a heck of a good job and I appreciate your service to our country. (Aug. 15, 2003)
  13. I appreciate so much Secretary Rod Paige for joining us. I like to remind people that he actually knows what he's talking about when it comes to public schools because he was a Superintendent for Public Schools in Houston, Texas. It's a pretty tough assignment, I want you to know. It's not an easy school district to govern. But he did a heck of a good job. (Sep. 9, 2003)
  14. She is a fabulous sister-in-law, she's a great wife, a wonderful mother, and she's doing a heck of a good job as the First Lady of this country. (Nov. 13, 2003)
  15. She is a fabulous lady. She is a great wife, a wonderful mother, and she's doing a heck of a good job as the First Lady of this country. (Nov. 25, 2003)
  16. My one regret tonight is that Laura isn't here. She is a fabulous lady. She's a great First Lady for our country. She is a wonderful wife, a great mother, and she's doing a heck of a job on behalf of the American people. (Jan. 5, 2004)
  17. She's a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and reminded me coming in that General Beckel was one of her instructors. General, you did a heck of a job in preparing this good woman for public service. (Jan. 22, 2004)
  18. Vice President Cheney is a great Vice President. He's done a heck of a good job for our country. (Feb. 26, 2004)
  19. Nancy was up for dinner the other night, and so I was asking her about how everything was going in the foundation. I said, have you found anybody who can run this thing? And she said, yes, Susan Braun, she's doing a heck of a job. So if you can meet her standards, you must be doing a heck of a job. (Apr. 21, 2004)
  20. Bishop, thank you for lending such grace to this occasion. I appreciated your strong words, and I really appreciate your faith. And I love your background. You're doing a heck of a job. (May 5, 2004)
  21. Roger Noriega is with us, who is the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. That means he's at the State Department in charge of affairs particularly with people who speak Spanish. It's a big job, and he's doing a heck of a good job. (May 5, 2004)
  22. I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today. You're doing a heck of a job. (May 27, 2004)
  23. Dino [Rossi] is a good man, he's a good man. He's got a good, solid head on his shoulders and he'll do a heck of a job as the governor of this state. (Jun. 17, 2004)
  24. I was a lucky man when Laura said yes to marry me. She was a public school librarian when I first met her. She didn't care for politics or politicians. And now she's the First Lady of the United States and she's doing a heck of a job. (Jun. 17, 2004)
  25. I'm sorry Laura is not here. No, I know it. She's a great wife and a wonderful mother, and she's doing a heck of a job as the First Lady of this country. (Aug. 10, 2004)
  26. I'm honored that your very fine Congressman, Jeff Miller, is traveling with us today. He's doing a heck of a job for the people of the Panhandle. (Aug. 10, 2004)
  27. It's good to be in old Tom Ridge's home town. He's a good friend, he's a good man, and he's doing a heck of a good job in reorganizing the Department of Homeland Security. (Sep. 4, 2004)
  28. I'm running with a good man. We've got a great ticket. Dick Cheney has done a heck of a job as the Vice President. (Sep. 7, 2004)
  29. I want to thank Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton. Speaking about Nortons, Gale Norton is doing a heck of a good job in my Cabinet. (Sep. 14, 2004)
  30. I asked Tommy to take on a tough job in Washington, D.C., and he's done a heck of a job. I'm proud of Tommy Thompson. (Oct. 26, 2004)
  31. Jim Towey was Mother Teresa's lawyer. Think about that. Maybe we're a little too litigious in America. Anyway, he did a heck of a job being a lawyer. (Mar. 1, 2005)
  32. I called the coach, Kim Mulkey-Roberts. A fine person. I had met her before when she brought you all saw her, at least if you were on the pool, right, let's see anyway, she was with the Midway girls softball team when they came out, the national champs softball team. Her daughter is a player on it, and so she came out with the parents. But she was one excited lady. And she did a heck of a job. (Apr. 8, 2005)
  33. Brownie, you're doin' a heck of a job. (Sep. 2, 2005)
  34. Ambassador Randy Tobias, who is the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and has done a heck of a job. (Dec. 1, 2005)
  35. I'm proud to be traveling with the Speaker, Denny Hastert. He's a good, solid American. And he's doing a heck of a job as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. (Jan. 6, 2006)
  36. I want to thank you for your leadership, Margaret. You're doing a heck of a job as the Secretary of Education. (Jan. 9, 2006)
  37. DUBYA: Mike Leavitt where are you, Michael? Surely, he's here?
    DR. MARK McCLELLAN: He's in Florida, Mr. President.
    DUBYA: Oh, he's in Florida. Okay. Surfing. Actually, I saw him this morning don't make excuses for him. He's doing a heck of a job, he really is, and I hope you enjoy working for him. (Feb. 16, 2006)
  38. I'm proud to be introduced by Sonny Perdue, who is doing a heck of a good job as the Governor of this state. (Mar. 9, 2006)
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