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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

Potholes
This repeat offense features Dubya using his favorite form of local political "humor", where he encourages the mayor and/or other local politicians to fill the potholes, or otherwise brings up the subject, to his delight and the implausible laughter of a few.

  1. I can't forget to say hello to my Mayor, the Mayor of Washington, D.C., Mayor Williams. I tell you, he is a one of my first lunches was with the Mayor, and I'm impressed. And I know the mayors who know him are impressed, as well. So, Mayor, thank you. There's a couple of potholes out back that I'd like to talk to you about. (Apr. 5, 2001)
  2. Mr. Mayor, I appreciate you being here. It's nice to see you appreciate you keeping the potholes around the White House. (Dec. 19, 2002)
  3. I know the Mayor is here. Mayor Anthony Williams, who is a I like to tease the Mayor, remind him that to keep fixing those potholes in front of the White House. (Jan. 30, 2003)
  4. Mr. Mayor, thanks, I appreciate you greeting me once again here in Dearborn. I appreciate your leadership. If you've got any problems with the garbage or the potholes, call the mayor. (Apr. 28, 2003)
  5. Of course it's always good to see the mayor. The mayor of Washington, D.C., Anthony Williams. There are no potholes in front of the White House today. (Apr. 30, 2003)
  6. I think the Mayor is here. Mr. Mayor, I appreciate you coming. I'm honored to have you here. I always like to tease the Mayor about the potholes in front of the White House. (May 15, 2003)
  7. I understand the Mayor is here I always like to see the Mayor and remind him that potholes in front of the White House need to be repaired on a regular basis. (Jun. 23, 2003)
  8. I'm sure he and the Mayor spend a lot of time talking and coming up with the amount of money the Mayor thinks is appropriate to run this important city. My only admonition is to make sure the potholes in front of the White House are full. (Jul. 1, 2003)
  9. I thank all the mayors that have come out. The state and local officials. I like to tease the mayors and tell them they've got a pretty darn tough job. After all, if the pothole isn't filled, they're going to hear from somebody firsthand at the coffee shop. (Aug. 22, 2003)
  10. Mayor Al is with us, the Mayor of Monroe. Al Cappuccilli is here. Thank you, Mayor, for being with us. You must be filling the potholes. (Sep. 15, 2003)
  11. I want to thank the local and the state officials who are here. I know we've got the Roddey is with us and other mayors might be with us. If you're a mayor who is here, my only advice is to make sure you fill the potholes. (Dec. 2, 2003)
  12. When I'm talking about energizing the grass roots, I'm talking to you. We need you to get into your districts and to energize people and get them to vote. If you happen to be a mayor my only advice is to fill the potholes. (Dec. 5, 2003)
  13. Bill Haslam is the mayor, newly elected mayor. Where are you, Bill? Thanks for coming. I'm glad you're here. My only advice is to fill the potholes and collect the garbage. (Jan. 8, 2004)
  14. I'm honored that the Mayor came to see me. Mayor Owen, I appreciate you coming. My only advice is fill the potholes. (Jan. 22, 2004)
  15. It's not easy to be a mayor. Probably a lot harder than being a President. After all, I don't have to fill potholes. (Jan. 23, 2004)
  16. I like to remind the mayors, just go ahead and fill the potholes and everything will be fine. (Jan. 26, 2004)
  17. I appreciate the Mayor coming, Tom Carlson. Mr. Mayor, thank you for being here. Fill the potholes. (Feb. 9, 2004)
  18. I know we've got some mayors here, the Mayor of St. Pete, the Mayor of Seminole and the Mayor of Clearwater. Thank you all for coming. I'm honored you're here. My only advice is fill the potholes. (Feb. 16, 2004)
  19. I want to thank the Mayor, Harvey Hall. He met me at the airport. He drove over in the limousine. Harvey, thanks. He said, have you got any advice? I said, yes, fill the potholes. (Mar. 4, 2004)
  20. I want to appreciate the Mayor, Tim Hanna, for coming out to say hello. My advice to the Mayor is fill the potholes and empty the garbage. (Mar. 30, 2004)
  21. I know we've got state and local authorities who are here. I appreciate your service. For the local authorities, my only advice is make sure you fill the potholes. (Apr. 20, 2004)
  22. I like to remind local officials to make sure that you empty the garbage and fill the potholes. (Apr. 22, 2004)
  23. Where are you, Mayor? Yes, thank you, buddy. Thanks for coming. I'm proud you're here. My only advice is to make sure you empty the garbage on a regular basis. Maybe fill a pothole or two. (Apr. 23, 2004)
  24. And I want to thank the I want to thank the local officials who are here, and the state officials. Thank you all for taking time out to come by to say hello. I'm proud you're here. My only advice is fill the potholes. (May 3, 2004)
  25. I appreciate the Mayor. Mr. Mayor, the Mayor of Niles, is with us today. Mike, thank you for coming. I like to remind mayors, fill the potholes. (May 3, 2004)
  26. Madam Mayor. She didn't ask for any advice, but I'm going to give her some. Fill the potholes, Mayor. (May 4, 2004)
  27. I know there's some mayors here. I like to give advice to mayors. When you're the President you can take liberties to give people advice, fill the potholes. (May 4, 2004)
  28. Mr. Mayor, thanks for coming. Come on up here, Mr. Mayor. I always like to give the mayors advice. My advice is fill the potholes. (May 7, 2004)
  29. I am so honored, Mayor, that you took time to be here to greet the President of the United States. My only advice to you, fill the potholes. (May 7, 2004)
  30. We had the Mayor of Lancaster show up. We did an impromptu stop. There were people in the town square there, so we stopped the bus just to say hi. The Mayor was there. I said, Mayor, I've got some advice for you. Fill the potholes. (May 7, 2004)
  31. Mayor John Riggs is with us. Where are you, Mr. Mayor? Mr. Mayor, I'm glad you're here. People give me advice all the time, so sometimes I like to give people advice. And, Mr. Mayor, my only advice to you is, fill the potholes. (May 11, 2004)
  32. Ehud Olmert is with us. Ehud, it's good to see you again. Thank you, sir. I remember the first time we visited in 1998. I had just been re-elected as the Governor of Texas. I went to Israel, and Ehud welcomed me and three over governors to, I guess, your office. You were the Mayor, if I'm not mistaken, at that point in time. And you were focused on filling potholes and emptying the garbage of the people. (May 18, 2004)
  33. I know the mayor is here. Mr. Mayor, I appreciate you coming. Thanks for being here. Fill the potholes, that's the only advice I can give you. (May 27, 2004)
  34. We've got Bob Cashell, the Mayor of this great city, is with us today. Mister Mayor, all I can tell you is just fill the potholes and the people will love you. (Jun. 18, 2004)
  35. The Lieutenant Governor of the state of Washington, Brad Owens, and his wife Linda, is with us. Thank you for coming, Governor. I appreciate you being here. I know we've got state and local officials here. If there's any mayors here, make sure you fill the potholes. (Jun. 18, 2004)
  36. I was greeted by your Mayor today I'm honored the Mayor, Mayor Danny Jones took time to say hello. Mr. Mayor, thanks for having me here, and thanks for serving your community. I know, you want me to tell him to fill the potholes. (Jul. 4, 2004)
  37. Mayor George Van Dusen of Skokie, thanks for coming, George. Great first name. Fill the potholes. (Jul. 22, 2004)
  38. He has, after all, been a mayor. It's a heck of a lot tougher job than being President. After all, you've got to fill the potholes and empty the garbage. (Jul. 23, 2004)
  39. I'm proud to say hello to your mayor, Mayor Creighton, today when I came in. I appreciate the fact that Janet ran for office. She said, when you get up there, make sure you assure them that I'm going to fill the potholes. I said, okay. (Jul. 31, 2004)
  40. I want to thank Chuck Gipp, David Vaudt, all the state officials here. I appreciate the mayor coming. Mr. Mayor, we're proud you're here. Fill the potholes. (Aug. 4, 2004)
  41. I want to thank the Mayor, Dave Ferris, here from Sioux City. Mr. Mayor, thanks for coming. Fill the potholes. (Aug. 14, 2004)
  42. I want to thank the Mayor, Mayor Doug Sandvick, for being here. Mr. Mayor, thanks for coming. My only advice to you, Mr. Mayor, is fill the potholes. (Aug. 18, 2004)
  43. I'm glad the Mayor is here. Bill Mattiace. Mr. Mayor, thanks for coming fill the potholes. (Aug. 26, 2004)
  44. Mr. Mayor, thank you for your hospitality. I appreciate you letting us use this fantastic town square. Such a beautiful sight, made more beautiful by the fact that a lot of your citizens have come here today. My only advice, Mr. Mayor, is make sure you fill the potholes. (Aug. 28, 2004)
  45. We've got the Mayor, my friend, Bernie Streeter, who is here. I appreciate you coming, Bernie. You know, people don't like advice from one politician to another, but here's my advice fill the potholes. (Aug. 30, 2004)
  46. I appreciate the Mayor, Mayor Bodensteiner, for being here. Mayor, I appreciate you coming. I think the only thing I'd suggest is you make sure you fill the potholes. (Aug. 31, 2004)
  47. Mayor Lou Barletta is with us from Hazelton, Pennsylvania. Hey, Lou. Fill the potholes. (Sep. 3, 2004)
  48. I appreciate Mayor David Anderson coming today. Mr. Mayor, thank you for coming. Fill the potholes. (Sep. 4, 2004)
  49. Mayor Jerry Ruby is with us. I'm honored the two mayors are here. Where are they? Oh, thank you, Mayor. Thank you, Mayor. One time somebody said, did you ever give the Mayor advice? I said, I did fill the potholes. (Sep. 4, 2004)
  50. Madame Mayor is with us today, Mayor Karen Messerli. I appreciate her coming. Madame Mayor, I'm honored you're here. Thanks for taking time to be here today. Appreciate your support. Fill the potholes. (Sep. 7, 2004)
  51. I want to thank your Mayor, Don Zucco, for joining us today. Mr. Mayor, I'm proud you're here. Sometimes they say, well, do you ever have any advice for the local officials. Mr. Mayor, fill the potholes. (Sep. 9, 2004)
  52. I appreciate Terri Lynn Land being here. I appreciate the mayor being here. Mr. Mayor, thank you for coming. My only advice is fill the potholes. (Sep. 13, 2004)
  53. I want to thank the Mayor for being here. Mr. Mayor Mayor Al is with us today. I appreciate him coming. Just fill the potholes, Mr. Mayor, and everything will be fine. (Sep. 13, 2004)
  54. I want to thank the Mayor, Don Robart, who is here. Mr. Mayor, my only advice, my only advice I know you didn't ask for any but my only advice is, fill the potholes. (Oct. 2, 2004)
  55. I want to thank the mayor of Wausau for being here, Mayor Tipple. Mr. Mayor, I'm proud you're here. My only advice, and I know you didn't ask for any but my only advice is to fill the potholes. (Oct. 7, 2004)
  56. I appreciate Mayor Tim Hurley of Waterloo, Iowa. I appreciate you coming, Mr. Mayor. Now, I understand the Mayor didn't ask me for any advice, but I'm going to give him some. Fill the potholes. (Oct. 9, 2004)
  57. I appreciate the Mayor being here. I'm honored that the Mayor is taking time out to be here. My only advice to the Mayor is to pave the potholes. (Oct. 20, 2004)
  58. I want to thank the Mayor of Onalaska with us today. Mr. Mayor, I'm proud you're here. Thanks for coming. Fill the potholes. (Oct. 26, 2004)
  59. I appreciate Mayor Iriti for joining us today. Mr. Mayor, you didn't ask me for any advice, but I'm going to give you some. Fill the potholes. (Oct. 27, 2004)
  60. I want to thank Congressman Steve King from the great state of Iowa for being here. I want to thank Sioux City Mayor Dave Ferris for being here today. I know the Mayor didn't ask me for any advice, but I'm going to give him some fill the potholes. (Nov. 1, 2004)
  61. I know the Mayor is here. Mr. Mayor yes, he's here, Stan Schaeffer, I appreciate you coming, Mr. Mayor. Appreciate you being here. I usually like to give mayors unsolicited advice. Fill the potholes. (Jan. 5, 2005)
  62. I want to thank Mayor Pat Hays from North Little Rock, for joining us. I appreciate you coming, Mayor. I want to thank all the local and thanks for coming, Mayor. Fill the potholes and everything will be fine. (Feb. 4, 2005)
  63. I want to thank Mayor Keith Hightower, from the city of Shreveport, for being here. Mr. Mayor, I'm honored you're here. I appreciate you coming. Mayor George DeMent of Bossier City. Thank you, George. Proud you two guys are here. Just fill the potholes. You didn't ask for any advice. (Mar. 11, 2005)
  64. I want to thank the Mayor, Ed Podojil, who is here. I appreciate you, Mr. Mayor. And I want to thank Dave Anderson. The last time I saw Dave, I said to Dave, I said, "Dave, fill the potholes." That's just a piece of advice. And so I saw him in line coming in. He said, "I'm just here to report for duty Mr. President. I did fill the potholes." You'd get reelected if you want to run again. (Apr. 15, 2005)
  65. I want to thank the Mayor. Mr. Mayor, thank you for coming. I always like to tell the Mayor that it's important for the Mayor to fill the potholes particularly close to White House, Mayor. And you're doing a fine job. (Apr. 20, 2005)
  66. The Mayor is here from the city of West Point, Andy Conklin. I want to thank you, Mr. Mayor, for joining us. I like to tell mayors they never ask for my advice, I give it anyway when I see them and that is fill the potholes. (May 16, 2005)
  67. I want to thank Mayor Tom Dale of Nampa. I appreciate you, Mr. Mayor. Mr. Mayor he didn't ask for any advice, but I'll give you some anyway fill the potholes. (Aug. 24, 2005)
  68. I know Mayor Paul Miller is with us. Mr. Mayor, thanks for being here. Appreciate you coming. Only advice I have is fill the potholes. (Oct. 21, 2005)
  69. Mayor, thanks for coming. I appreciate Mayor Fraim. Here's here from the city of Norfolk. He's a the only thing I told him is he didn't ask for my advice, but I gave it anyway, I said, fill the potholes. (Oct. 28, 2005)
  70. I appreciate those in local government who are here. I understand the Mayor is here, Mayor Purcell. I appreciate you taking time out of your busy day. I know you didn't ask for any advice. My only advice is, fill the potholes. (Feb. 1, 2006)
  71. Mr. Mayor, thank you for joining us today. The Mayor said he just got elected. He's all excited and fired up. Just fill the potholes, Mayor, and everything will be fine. (Feb. 8, 2006)
  72. We got all kinds of people we got the Mayor appreciate you coming, Mayor Baroch. Thanks for coming, Mayor. Just fill the potholes. (Feb. 21, 2006)
  73. I want to say something about my friend, Johnny Ford. I'm proud that the Mayor there he is. City of Tuskegee Mayor. Thank you, Johnny. Thanks for being here. I know you didn't ask me my advice is, fill the potholes. (Apr. 19, 2006)
  74. In my travels across the great land, a comment that I hear often from our fellow citizens is, "Mr. President, I pray for you and your family." It's amazing how many times a total stranger walks up and says that to me. You'd think they'd say, "How about the bridge?" Or, "How about filling the potholes?" No, they say, "I've come to tell you I pray for you, Mr. President." (May 4, 2006)
  75. Mayor Virgil Van Beek is with us. Mr. Mayor, thanks for coming. My only advice you didn't ask for any and I recognize I'm at the federal level, but my only advice is, fill the potholes. (Nov. 3, 2006)
  76. I had an opportunity to say hello to his honor, your mayor. Mr. Mayor, thank you for being here. I appreciate you coming. I'm honored you're here. My only advice is, pave the potholes. (Nov. 5, 2006)
  77. I appreciate the Mayor of Columbus, Georgia, Mayor Wetherington. Mr. Mayor, thank you for being here. Thanks for coming. Mayor Hardin, of Phenix City, Alabama has joined us. Mr. Mayor, appreciate you coming. I know you didn't ask, neither of the Mayors asked, but sometimes I like to remind them, just go ahead and fill the potholes. I'm not suggesting there are any, it's just my advice. (Jan. 11, 2007)
  78. I appreciate the Mayor. Mayor, are you here somewhere? Oh, Mayor, good to see you. Thank you for serving. Appreciate it just fill the potholes, that's all I can tell you. And I'm sure you are. (Feb. 6, 2007)
  79. The other United States Senator is a fellow you know pretty well, a man who made his mark in paving the roads and filling the potholes former mayor, Bob Corker. Thanks for coming. (Feb. 21, 2007)
  80. How about your President of UAW 249? He's not only the President, he happens to be the Mayor. I told him I said, you've got to be a busy guy, filling the potholes, at the same time that he's worrying about the employees. (Mar. 20, 2007)
  81. I'm so honored that mayors from around our country have come. First of all, I want to thank you all very much for serving. I've often said being mayor is a lot tougher than being President I don't have to fill the potholes and empty the garbage. (Jan. 23, 2008)
  82. I appreciate Mayor Cervenik for being here from Euclid. Thanks for coming, Mr. Mayor, appreciate you coming. I oftentimes say you have a tougher job than I do you have to fill the potholes. But I appreciate you coming. (Jul. 29, 2008)
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