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Quotes - Repeat Offender (This Part of the World)
 
"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

This Part of the World
This repeat offense features Dubya referring to a region within his own country as "this part of the world". It truly makes no sense.

  1. It's a philosophy represented in the hundreds of tax families that I had the opportunity of campaigning with all across the country. One such family is here with us today, the Fuller family. Stephen Fuller, Quita Fuller, Andrew and Anna Fuller. They're folks from this part of the world. (Florida - Jun. 5, 2001)
  2. In the audience today are two people I've gotten to know during a very traumatic period during their lives. Carolyn and Keith Maupin are with us today. They're from this part of the world. (Ohio - Aug. 16, 2001)
  3. I want to let you know there's a quiet anger in America that really is real and also, though, I can't tell you how proud I am of the good citizens of your part of the world and the extraordinary job you all are doing. (calling to New York from the White House - Sep. 13, 2001)
  4. I brought him [President Putin] to my ranch because, as the good people in this part of the world know, that you only usually invite your friends into your house. (Texas - Nov. 15, 2001)
  5. One of the other reasons I came here is to herald a program called "Operation Paycheck." It's a program that Jeb has put in place to help displaced workers find the training necessary to find work. To help displaced workers around this part of the world. (Florida - Dec. 4, 2001)
  6. Jeb is wise enough to understand that this part of the world needs to be diversified. And tourism will always be an integral part of the Central Florida economy. (Florida - Dec. 4, 2001)
  7. America is getting to know what people in this part of the world understand, that she [Christie Todd Whitman] is an able administrator. (Pennsylvania - Jan. 11, 2002)
  8. Just like you say here in Missouri, whether or not children can read and write and add and subtract. And if they cannot, let's correct problems early, before it's too late. It also says inherent in that bill, the people who care more about the children in this part of the world are the moms and dads and teachers who live in this part of the world. (Missouri - Jan. 14, 2002)
  9. It means so much to this part of the world, to all our country, that we got this legislation done. (New Mexico - Apr. 29, 2002)
  10. I think it's important, when people start heading in these voting booths next fall, that particularly in this part of the world that they understand Heather's influence, that she's making a difference, that she's getting things done for this part of the world. (New Mexico - Apr. 29, 2002)
  11. Economic security in this part of the world is a big challenge, and I understand that. (South Dakota - Aug. 15, 2002)
  12. One way to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and to create jobs here in the Northwest is to aggressively seek markets for products manufactured and/or grown in this part of the world. (Oregon - Aug. 22, 2002)
  13. Secondly, when I picked somebody to be the Secretary of Agriculture, I wanted somebody who knew something about agriculture. And it made sense to find somebody from this part of the world, so I picked a lady from Compton, California. Ann Veneman is doing a fantastic job for America. (California - Aug. 23, 2002)
  14. Let me explain my position on trade, and I'll start with something that's dear to the people of this part of the world, and that's agriculture. (New Mexico - Aug. 24, 2002)
  15. Without some kind of constraint on the appropriations process in Washington, as they might say in this part of the world, somebody is liable to go hog wild. (Iowa - Sep. 16, 2002)
  16. And now, for the sake of the hard-working people of Iowa and for the sake of the farmers and ranchers in this part of the world, we need to make sure the tax relief is permanent and the death tax is forever extinguished. (Iowa - Sep. 16, 2002)
  17. I'm also glad to be in the bread basket of America. We eat because of you. I love the values of this part of the world faith and family, love of country. I love the values of this part of the world. (Minnesota - Oct. 18, 2002)
  18. [Congresswoman Anne Northup] secured funding for the Ohio River bridges project. She worked hard to make sure transportation was effective in this part of the world. (Kentucky - Nov. 1, 2002)
  19. There are a lot of Democrats in this part of the world that know the difference between a balanced budget and not. A lot of Democrats in this part of the world who want somebody who can stand strong for homeland security. (Nov. 2, 2002)
  20. Trade means when we're selling those farm implement products overseas, somebody is going to be likely to have a job in this part of the world. (Nov. 3, 2002)
  21. And the best choice in a contested race in this part of the world, the best choice for United States Congress, is Mr. John Kline. (Minnesota - Nov. 3, 2002)
  22. In this part of the world, don't be afraid to haul some of those Democrats to the polls. (Arkansas - Nov. 4, 2002)
  23. The biggest compliment you can pay to somebody, at least in this part of the world, is you're kind of like a Texan. (May 3, 2003)
  24. And I met the Memmelaars father and son of Royal Master Grinder, a small business company right here in this part of the world. (Jun. 16, 2003)
  25. On September the 11th, our country was shocked this part of the world was particularly shocked at the violence, the sudden violence done. (Jun. 16, 2003)
  26. I asked the [Pima] County [Arizona] commissioner... I said, has the response been good? His first, right off, he said, [Senator] McCain and [Representative] Kolbe have been incredibly responsive to the people of this part of the world. (Aug. 11, 2003)
  27. We're watching a natural disaster unfold right here in this part of the world. And we can do a better job protecting our assets. (Aug. 21, 2003)
  28. The mission has got to be to make sure that we understand that without the salmon in the Columbia and Snake Rivers that this would be a huge loss to this part of the world. (Aug. 22, 2003)
  29. The economy of this part of the world has relied upon the steady supply of hydropower. (Aug. 22, 2003)
  30. We want the salmon to live. We want the quality of life in this part of the world to be strong, as well. (Aug. 22, 2003)
  31. I appreciate the positive attitude that people have here in this part of the world, the can-do attitude. (Aug. 22, 2003)
  32. I want to thank you for what you do to make sure that this part of the world is as vibrant and healthy, and the heritage of the salmon remains strong. (Oregon - Aug. 22, 2003)
  33. It's great to be back in the Big Easy. I've got a lot of good memories from this part of the world. (Louisiana - Jan. 15, 2004)
  34. You've got 18,000 people coming through here who are better skilled to meet the jobs being generated in this part of the world. (Ohio - Jan. 21, 2004)
  35. Let me tell you something you sent somebody up there from this part of the world who's effective and strong, who's not going to back down one inch from what he believes. (New Mexico - Jan. 22, 2004)
  36. One of the lessons that people can pick up in this part of the world is when you say something, you better mean it. (New Mexico - Jan. 22, 2004)
  37. I appreciate the fact that a Texan is being treated so well here in Arkansas. It's nice to be it's nice to be in this part of the world again. (Arkansas - Jan. 26, 2004)
  38. I want to thank the employees of the Department of Homeland Security. Thank you for your work. Thank you for your dedication. Thank you for what you're doing to make this part of the world as safe and secure as you can. (South Carolina - Feb. 5, 2004)
  39. There's jobs in this part of the world that may require a different skill set than you have. (Pennsylvania - Feb. 12, 2004)
  40. I traveled today with Steve LaTourette, the Congressman from this area. Steve, I'm honored you're here. He's a pro-growth guy. He knows the role of government is not to try to create wealth, but to create an environment in which the entrepreneurial spirit can flourish. I appreciate you being here. He's a great Congressman from this part of the world. (Ohio - Mar. 10, 2004)
  41. I also flew down on the airplane today with two fine members of the United States Congress Peter King, from this part of the world. (New York - Mar. 11, 2004)
  42. Well, listen, if somebody's listening, I hope, and are interested in buying a home, there's opportunity here in this part of the world. (Pennsylvania - Mar. 15, 2004)
  43. Lori is when I met her backstage the kind of person that you want really owning a home because she's so thrilled with the idea. We helped her. I say we people here in this part of the world did. (New Mexico - Mar. 26, 2004)
  44. Thank you for being here, Cass. Sue Myrick, as well, the great congress lady from this part of the world. (North Carolina - Apr. 5, 2004)
  45. And we had some things on our watch that I don't think a lot of people would have anticipated, starting with the attacks here on September the 11th. It was a dramatic moment for our country. It's one that I will never forget, of course, and it's one that really, after I got beyond the tears, lifted my spirits because I saw the incredible courage and steadfast resolve of the people of this part of the world. (New York - Apr. 20, 2004)
  46. Gary is a joyful person because he likes what he's doing. And he loves this part of the world. (Florida - Apr. 23, 2004)
  47. Porter does about making sure the environment is strong. The protection process is in place so that our natural beauty can be enhanced as this part of the world becomes more populated. (Florida - Apr. 23, 2004)
  48. I want to thank the first responders who are here today, the local police and firefighters and emergency teams who are dedicating their lives to the service of their of the men and women in this part of the world. (Michigan - May 3, 2004)
  49. A stronger America means an America that has got a strong economy. And I fully understand there are some people in this part of the world who still hurt, people that are looking for work. (Michigan - May 3, 2004)
  50. The best way for people of this part of the world to find a job is to make sure the small business sector, businesses like Mike, are vibrant and strong and able to compete, and willing to hire new workers. (Ohio - May 4, 2004)
  51. I'd talk to some of the citizens of this part of the world about what life has been like as a small business owner or a family trying to raise their children, and then, if we've got time, answer some questions. (Wisconsin - May 7, 2004)
  52. The citizens of Sea Island, and Brunswick and Savannah, as well as people from around Georgia, we're just really great, and we thank them. All the leaders with whom we talked asked me to express my appreciation to the people of this part of the world. (Georgia - Jun. 10, 2004)
  53. Speaking about agriculture, you need to make sure you got the electricity to live out here in this part of the world. (Washington - Jun. 17, 2004)
  54. If you see some of your neighbors who were lining the road, waving to us in the bus, tell them thanks, too. It's great hospitality here in this part of the world. (Pennsylvania - Jul. 9, 2004)
  55. This is an effort where we've all got to work together to bring the stakeholders in place so the people of this part of the world will have water not only today but in future years. (Nevada - Aug. 12, 2004)
  56. I mean, we're beginning an effort to make sure that the people of this part of the world understand how precious your resource is and how best to not only conserve it and use it, but to develop it in a way that will enable your quality of life to continue on. (Nevada - Aug. 12, 2004)
  57. I'm proud to be with my old classmate, and I'm proud to be here to talk about a really important project for this part of the world. (Oregon - Aug. 13, 2004)
  58. What I'm telling you is that there's a lot of help moving into this part of the world it's going to take a while to rebuild it. (Florida - Aug. 15, 2004)
  59. Rick needs an up or down vote in order to make sure these courts in this part of the world are able to function like you want them to. (Michigan - Aug. 16, 2004)
  60. In the audience today are two people I've gotten to know during a very traumatic period during their lives. Carolyn and Keith Maupin are with us today. They're from this part of the world. (Ohio - Aug. 16, 2004)
  61. I appreciate my friend, Curt Weldon. He's right, he wasn't exaggerating. We we're campaigning somewhere in this part of the world, and he said, we need to go over there and thank the workers. I said, fine, set it up. He said, your schedule is harder to get through than mine. (Pennsylvania - Aug. 17, 2004)
  62. State Senator Dale Schultz, the next congressman from this part of the world, is with us today. I hope you put him in to the United States Congress. He'll do a fine job for the people of this part of the world. (Wisconsin - Aug. 18, 2004)
  63. He supported a Northeast dairy compact, which put the farmers in this part of the world at a distinct disadvantage. (Wisconsin - Aug. 18, 2004)
  64. I'm running with a good man for Vice President, Dick Cheney. He is a I know there's a state rep named Dick Cheney from this part of the world. I hope he's as good a man as the Dick Cheney I call running mate. I bet he is. (New Mexico - Aug. 26, 2004)
  65. We will continue to expand research and seek new cures. In order to make sure you've got good docs here in Farmington, New Mexico, in order to make sure we got good health care in this part of the world that's affordable, we need to cut down on the frivolous lawsuits that are running up your cost of medicine. (New Mexico - Aug. 26, 2004)
  66. We received great bipartisan support. Matter of fact, the support was so strong in the United States Senate that only 12 senators voted against that funding, two of whom are my opponent and his running mate. So they asked him, they said, why? He said, "Well, I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it." That's not exactly the way people talk in this part of the world. (New Mexico - Aug. 26, 2004)
  67. That's why we created the Department of Homeland Security, so agencies talk better, so that Washington now talks better with New Mexico, and New Mexico talks better with Las Cruces the great first responders here in this part of the world. (New Mexico - Aug. 26, 2004)
  68. There's a lot of compassion for the people whose lives have been turned upside down. And I want to thank those here in Florida and around this part of the world for providing that help. (Florida - Aug. 27, 2004)
  69. Boehner said if you came to this part of the world, some people might show up to say hello. He was right, and I'm grateful. Thanks for being here. I'm proud to call John Boehner my friend. I know you're proud to call him Congressman. He's doing a great job on the people of this part of the world, and I appreciate serving with him. (Ohio - Aug. 28, 2004)
  70. I appreciate my friend Mike Oxley. I call him Ox. He's the congressman from this part of the world. (Ohio - Aug. 28, 2004)
  71. See, I know this part of the world is like parts of Georgia and like parts of Texas, where there's a lot of what we call discerning Democrats who with whom we share a lot. That's what Zell was saying. He was saying to people in this part of the world, it's okay if you're a Democrat to pull the Bush-Cheney lever. (Ohio - Sep. 10, 2004)
  72. I want to thank the police and firefighters from this part of the world, who have been working overtime, for their compassion. ...I also want to assure the farmers from this part of the world, the nurserymen in this part of the world that we will have a plan worked out to help you. ...Most of all, I want to tell the citizens of this part of the world that we're praying for you. (Alabama - Sep. 19, 2004)
  73. My message not only is to the people of the Millvale, but is to Etna and Carnegie, as well, communities in this part of the world that were hard hit. (Pennsylvania - Sep. 22, 2004)
  74. I want to thank the power workers, people that and the telephone crews for getting electricity back up and running for the people of this part of the world. (Pennsylvania - Sep. 22, 2004)
  75. I met the lady who runs the food bank here. She's working overtime to make sure people have got something to eat. I want to appreciate all those who are working at the food banks. I asked her, I said, "Do you have enough food to make sure the good people of this part of the world got something on the table to eat?" She said, "Absolutely." (Pennsylvania - Sep. 22, 2004)
  76. I want to thank Adam Putnam, congressman from this part of the world. Every time I see Adam, all he does is talk about oranges. His hair is kind of orange. (Florida - Sep. 29, 2004)
  77. Thank you all. Thanks for coming out. It's nice to be back in a part of the world that I know very well. I was raised right around the corner. It's good to be in a part of the world where the cowboy hats outnumber the ties. It's good to be in a part of the world where people believe in their family and their faith and their country. (New Mexico - Oct. 11, 2004)
  78. I really am pleased to be working with a great United States Congressman from this part of the world. (New Mexico - Oct. 11, 2004)
  79. You might remember my opponent's famous quote: "I actually did vote for the 87 billion before I voted against it." Now, I know something about eastern New Mexico and west Texas, and there are not many folks who talk like that in this part of the world. (New Mexico - Oct. 11, 2004)
  80. He's not from this part of the world, but you'll get to know him, and when you do, you'll like him. He's a good, honest man. I want to thank Jack Voight for being here, the State Treasurer of the great state of Wisconsin. (Wisconsin - Oct. 26, 2004)
  81. I've taken the bus throughout this part of the world. (Wisconsin - Oct. 26, 2004)
  82. People need to exercise their right in a free society. And I'm asking you for your help to get people to go to the polls. I know you've done a lot of work in this part of the world. (Wisconsin - Oct. 26, 2004)
  83. The income is up and people are making a living. And that's good for people all across this part of the world. (Wisconsin - Oct. 26, 2004)
  84. I haven't been in any coffee shops in this part of the world. (Wisconsin - Oct. 26, 2004)
  85. Thanks for waiting on me. I had a visit with some of the some folks from the area here. A neurosurgeon, a cardiologist, the administrator of a hospital, OB/GYN, a patient, all about the health care crisis that exists here in this part of the world. (Illinois - Jan. 5, 2005)
  86. I want to thank all the good folks who provide health care for the folks in this part of the world, the nurses, the docs, the administrators. Thank you all for coming. Thanks for your compassion. Thanks for your care. Thanks for taking an active interest in an important issue that faces not only this part of the world, but the country. (Illinois - Jan. 5, 2005)
  87. When doctors move or close their practices, guess who suffers? The patients, the people who live in these good towns in this part of the world. (Illinois - Jan. 5, 2005)
  88. A few years ago, Chris decided that closing his head trauma part of his practice was the only way he could afford to stay in this area. He told me he loves living here in this part of the world. (Illinois - Jan. 5, 2005)
  89. She had a choice to make, quit practicing medicine or go broke. She said, "I don't want to quit practicing medicine and I'm not going broke, so I'm going to move to Colorado." You lost a good soul from this part of the world because the system is out of control. (Illinois - Jan. 5, 2005)
  90. Unfortunately, this is not just a story confined to this part of the world. This is a story of pregnant moms all over America who are wondering whether or not they're going to be able to find good quality health care for their child and themselves. (Illinois - Jan. 5, 2005)
  91. I've come to this part of the world because I want to assure you that, one, I understand the problem and I intend to work with Congress to do something about it. (Illinois - Jan. 5, 2005)
  92. That's how interest works. It compounds. It grows. Now, people say, what does that mean, a personal savings account? Can I take the money and go right down to the road where I was staying in this part of the world and put it in the slots? (Louisiana - Mar. 11, 2005)
  93. I don't know if you realize this, in this part of the world, but there are 2,000 volunteers who work in the Smokies. Doesn't surprise me, after all, this is the Volunteer State. (Tennessee - Apr. 22, 2005)
  94. I want to thank all the teachers. I want to thank the superintendent. I want to thank all the folks who care a lot about making sure the kids get educated here in this part of the world. (New York - May 24, 2005)
  95. And at the other age of the at the other end of the age spectrum is a fine athlete from this part of the world. I just met her.... So welcome a fantastic pitcher in the representing the Dodgers baseball team, from Little League Baseball, Katie Brownwell. (New York - May 24, 2005)
  96. We're about to talk to a generation of folks from this part of the world about Social Security. (New York - May 24, 2005)
  97. The faith-based groups and the community-based groups throughout this part of the world, and the country for that matter, are responding. (Alabama - Sep. 2, 2005)
  98. And I'm not looking forward to this trip. I got a feel for it when I flew over before. It for those who have not trying to conceive what we're talking about, it's as if the entire Gulf Coast were obliterated by a the worst kind of weapon you can imagine. And now we're going to go try to comfort people in that part of the world. (Alabama - Sep. 2, 2005)
  99. I know the people of this part of the world are suffering, and I want them to know that there's a flow of progress. (Louisiana - Sep. 2, 2005)
  100. The caravans the bus caravans are continuing on, as is the airlift. The people of this part of the world have got to understand and by the way, we just came from the 17th Street levee. (Louisiana - Sep. 2, 2005)
  101. I look forward to continuing to work with the governor and the mayor and the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives to do our duty to help the good folks of this part of the world get back on their feet. (Louisiana - Sep. 2, 2005)
  102. May God bless the people of this part of the world, and may God continue to bless our country. (Louisiana - Sep. 2, 2005)
  103. And I've come down here, one, to take a look at the damage first hand. And I'm telling you, it's worse than imaginable. And, secondly, to tell the good people of this part of the world that the federal government is going to help. (Mississippi - Sep. 2, 2005)
  104. The people have just got to know, we've got what it takes to do more than one thing, and we'll secure our country from the terrorists, and we'll help rebuild this part of the world. (Mississippi - Sep. 2, 2005)
  105. I understand if you're saying to yourself, well, it's hard for me to realize what George W is saying because I've seen the rubble and I know what has happened to my neighbors. But I'd like to come back down here in about two years and walk your streets and see how vital this part of the world is going to be. (Mississippi - Sep. 5, 2005)
  106. The role of the people in Washington is to support the Governors, and support the Congressmen, support the Mayors, as a vision for what this part of the world will look like. And it's important for people to understand that. (Mississippi - Sep. 12, 2005)
  107. The reason I've come with the Mayor and Admiral Allen is because I want the people to know that there's progress being made in this part of the world. (Louisiana - Sep. 20, 2005)
  108. First of all, it's good to be back in El Paso. I spent a lot of quality time in this part of the world when I was the governor and I appreciate, by the way, the governor, standing with me here. (Texas - Nov. 29, 2005)
  109. I want to thank Roy Bernardi, who is the Deputy Secretary of HUD. He's going to have some stuff to do to make sure this part of the world rebounds. ...Citizens from all walks of life, all occupations, all aimed at one thing, putting together a strategy that will help this part of the world become even better than it was before. ...And I know it was slow to begin with. The production needed to be ramped up, and, frankly, the government crowded out other purchasers in order to set priorities for people down in this part of the world. ...One of the important and by the way, speaking about jobs, not only we got to make sure people have the skills necessary to fill the jobs, the federal government has got a lot of facilities down here, and there's a lot of federal employees in this part of the world. ...Congress did a smart thing, in my judgment was to provide tax incentives for businesses who are in this part of the world. They provide tax incentives for small businesses to expense up to $200,000 of investment and private and incentive for all businesses to provide a 50-percent bonus depreciation for investment made. What I'm telling you is, it's kind of economic talk for saying, if somebody spends money in an investment in this part of the world, they get a tax incentive to do so. ...The other thing that happened quickly and I'm real proud of your folks down here was that the energy sector rebounded unbelievably fast. This part of the world is really important for national security and economic security of the United States of America. ...Part of the recovery of this part of the world is going to be when you get your infrastructure up and running. ...And the bills I've signed provide $2.3 billion for repair of highways and bridges in this part of the world. That's going to provide not only jobs, but it's going to make the quality of life come back to what it was. You're dependent upon good highways and good bridges in this part of the world. (Mississippi - Jan. 12, 2006)
  110. Broadband expansion is part of creating an environment in which it will make it easier for people to be competitive in this part of the world. (Virginia - Jan. 19, 2006)
  111. The people here in this part of the world understand that when you have a research and development facility that promotes modern technology, it improves the quality of the life of the community in which the facility exists. ...Again, I want to repeat to you, all the people who understand the connection between technology and jobs ought to be the people in this part of the world. (New Mexico - Feb. 3, 2006)
  112. We're optimistic people. We believe in our philosophy, and we know you've sent us to Washington to produce results. And one of the really important areas I know for people in this part of the world is to make sure health care is available and affordable, particularly if you're a small business owner. (Indiana - Feb. 23, 2006)
  113. I want to thank Walter Isaacson and David Voelker, the members of the Louisiana Recovery Authority. They were on Air Force One today to make sure I fully understood understand the strategies that the local folks are putting in place to help the good people of this part of the world recover from the devastating storm. (Louisiana - Mar. 8, 2006)
  114. People are building their lives back. And one of the reasons I've come down here is to remind people that there's still a lot of people hurting. And I talk to the Governor all the time about what we can do to make sure this part of the world rebuilds. (Mississippi - Mar. 8, 2006)
  115. We understand there are people in this part of the world and people all over our country who hurt. (Georgia - Mar. 9, 2006)
  116. And we're about to have one of your fellow workers up here, as you'll note. The reason we were there is we were watching seniors sign up for the new Medicare drug benefit. In other words, we were at a facility where seniors had where seniors were, and there were good souls from this part of the world saying to people, here's what's available for you, if you want to sign up. (Missouri - Apr. 11, 2006)
  117. I don't know if you realize this, but today is Earth Day, and Mary has led the way to make sure that some of the most valuable territory, some of the most valuable country in this part of the world are preserved for generations to come. (California - Apr. 22, 2006)
  118. And so that's why I'm here. I'm here doing my duty as Educator-in-Chief. It's to say to people from around this part of the world, and those who may be watching over the airwaves, this is a good deal for the American seniors. (Florida - May 9, 2006)
  119. There's a lot of politics in Washington, D.C. And it's time to get rid of all the politics and do what's right for the United States of America and help you do your job. And that's why I've come to this part of the world. (Arizona - May 18, 2006)
  120. One of the interesting things about the border here that I don't think a lot of Americans are aware, but I know those of us who grew up in Texas are aware of it, is that this part of the world used to be really poor. (Texas - Jun. 6, 2006)
  121. I think there's kind of an interesting sense of optimism here in this part of the world, and the statistics bear that out. In the Chicago area, businesses have added over more than 74,000 new jobs over the past two years. (Illinois - Jul. 7, 2006)
  122. It's amazing how this country has grown and how vital the valley is of the state of Texas. It's got to be exciting for people to grow up in this part of the world and see the new prosperity. (Texas - Aug. 3, 2006)
  123. You can see the reconstruction effort beginning here in this part of the world. ...And that's what we want, people to help people here in this part of the world. ...That's a smart man who understands that as this part of the world flourishes and businesses grow, people are going to find work and have the where with all to help rebuild the communities in their lives. ...We want to help that optimism succeed. And so I signed legislation that creates what's called the Gulf Opportunity Zones. That means if you invest in this part of the world, you get tax breaks. ...The remarkable things about this part of the world that was so affected by the storms was what happened to the schools. ...As a result of these efforts, in the past school year, every district closed after Katrina was reopened. It's a remarkable accomplishment by the good folks in this part of the world. ...Back in 1969, Hurricane Camille destroyed everything but the steeple and the old church bell. This time, nothing was left standing, and so the congregation had to ring the old bell from its new place in the rubble. On that first Sunday after Katrina, Father Harold Roberts read from the Book of Romans. Here's what he said. He said, "Rejoice in hope. Be patient in suffering. Persevere in prayer" precisely what the people in this part of the world have done. ...Hands On Gulf Coast is a group of volunteers, total strangers to the people of this part of the world, in large part. ...When the Coastal Family Health Center lost three buildings and more than 60 staff members, Hands On offered to help. They worked with nurses who came from the Gulf Coast. They got FedEx to supply funding for airfare. They provided food and housing. And as a result, the Coastal Family Health Center was able to provide critical help for good people in this part of the world. (Mississippi - Aug. 28, 2006)
  124. The beaches were cluttered with debris and garbage the beautiful beaches here had been destroyed. And now they speak to the hope of this part of the world. ...The truth of the matter is the ultimate future for this region down here depends on the people of Mississippi. It requires the spirit and the courage of the people of this part of the world to rebuild and I'm confident that's going to be the case. (Mississippi - Aug. 28, 2006)
  125. What's fascinating about this part of the world is that in one year's time it's gone from despair to hope, and that if you're somebody who wants to find a job, you can find work in Mississippi, good-paying jobs. (Mississippi - Aug. 28, 2006)
  126. I bet the people down in this part of the world like to drive pickups, Mike. (Maryland - Sep. 4, 2006)
  127. I bring the prayers and concerns of the people of this country to this town of Greensburg, Kansas. A lot of us have seen the pictures about what happened here and pictures don't do it justice. There is a lot of destruction. Fortunately, a lot of folks had basements here in this part of the world and lived to see another day. (Kansas - May 9, 2007)
  128. I thank all the state and local officials here who have joined us. I appreciate you taking time to come over and say hello. I thank the citizens from this part of the world who have joined us, as well. (Georgia - May 29, 2007)
  129. I'm excited for you to be living in such a vibrant part of our country. For those of you who are creating jobs and helping this part of the world grow, thank you for doing what you're doing. (Alabama - Jun. 21, 2007)
  130. 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. (Rhode Island - Jun. 28, 2007)
  131. There's a lot of nursery people up here in this part of the world, I understand. (Ohio - Jul. 10, 2007)
  132. God bless the people of this part of the world. (Minnesota - Aug. 4, 2007)
  133. The taxpayers and people from all around the country have got to understand the people of this part of the world really do appreciate the fact that the American citizens are supportive of the recovery effort. ...And so I come telling the folks in this part of the world that we still understand there's problems and we're still engaged. And Don will continue to make sure that we listen and respond when possible. ...We care deeply about the folks in this part of the world. We ask for God's blessings on the families who still hurt and suffer. (Louisiana - Aug. 29, 2007)
  134. Laura and I are honored to be with some of those who endured the storm and have dedicated their lives to rebuilding this part of the world. ...One area where there's been great state-federal cooperation and local cooperation is the rebuilding of this Bay St. Louis Bridge. Remember when we first choppered over here, Governor, the bridge was there might have been a few pylons showing. You could see the planks underwater of that bridge. And this is a major connector for the people in this part of the world. ...The interesting thing about the folks who live in this part of the world, they may have lost their building, but they never lost their soul or their spirit. (Mississippi - Aug. 29, 2007)
  135. The firefighters here in this part of the world are incredibly brave people. (California - Oct. 25, 2007)
  136. Now people here in this part of the world are wondering, is there a number they can call to get help? (California - Oct. 25, 2007)
  137. This is a fantastic hall. It is really special. I know you all are proud of it. I appreciate the great history of this part of the world. (Indiana - Nov. 13, 2007)
  138. I want to thank all those who are helping making the effort work here people are working long hours and the citizens of this part of the world really, really thank you for it. (California - Jul. 17, 2008)
  139. In Alaska, in a very small part of that grand state, is the potential to find a lot of oil and gas. And we can do it in a way that does not damage the caribou herds or the tundra. And yet the Congress refuses to allow for there to be exploration in this part of the world. (Alaska - Jul. 29, 2008)
  140. Laura Bush sends her best. She's spent a lot of time down here, and so have I. The librarians in this part of the world are especially grateful. After all, the Laura Bush Foundation has helped refurbish a lot of school libraries up and down the Gulf Coast. (Louisiana - Aug. 20, 2008)
  141. I was talking to Rodney Alexander he's a fine congressman from this part of the world he said, one thing people want to make sure of, Mr. President, is that when you invest that they're not able to take that government investment and use it to their own advantage, personally in other words, golden parachutes, or something like that. (Louisiana - Oct. 20, 2008)
  142. I'm very fond of this part of the country. It's not that far away from my home state. And so, appreciate your time. Appreciate the good folks in this part of the world. I do want to thank all those who have said prayers for me and Laura during our presidency. (Louisiana - Oct. 20, 2008)
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