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Quotes - This Day in Dubya History (September 2)
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There are 19 quotes on this date.
I'll give some speeches, just to replenish the ol' coffers. I don't know what my dad gets — it's more than 50 to 75 [thousand dollars a speech]... Clinton's making a lot of money.
As quoted by the New York Times from the book "Dead Certain" by Robert Draper, regarding his plans after he leaves office. White House, Sep. 2, 2007
The good news is — and it's hard for some to see it now — that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house — he's lost his entire house — there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch.
Dubya pep talks the residents of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast as only he can, Mobile, Alabama, Sep. 2, 2005
The faith-based groups and the community-based groups throughout this part of the world, and the country for that matter, are responding.
Dubya launches into a new round of repeat offenses in reacting to Hurricane Katrina, Mobile, Alabama, Sep. 2, 2005
Here's what I believe. I believe that the great city of New Orleans will rise again and be a greater city of New Orleans. I believe the town where I used to come — from Houston, Texas, to enjoy myself, occasionally too much — will be that very same town, that it will be a better place to come to.
Dubya pledges to make New Orleans a frat boy party town once again, New Orleans, Louisiana, Sep. 2, 2005
Right now, we need to get food and clothes and medicine to the people, and we'll do so. And one of the main delivery systems will be the armies of compassion.
I think he's referring to the Salvation Army and other Christian charities, because these organizations usually get this coded treatment, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sep. 2, 2005
Brownie, you're doin' a heck of a job.
Dubya's comment to FEMA Director Michael Brown, who presided over what was arguably the worst ever performance by FEMA in an emergency situation, Mobile, Alabama, Sep. 2, 2005
Senator Kerry opposed Medicare reform and health savings accounts. After supporting my education reforms, he now wants to tilute them.
Don't worry, they transcribed it as "dilute" in the official White House transcript, Republican National Convention, New York, New York, Sep. 2, 2004
Like generations before us, we have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom.
Eerie... Republican National Convention, New York, New York, Sep. 2, 2004
So long as we love freedom, which we'll do forever, and so long as this enemy is — still stand, they're going to come and try to get us.
Struggling a bit to find his freedom-loving form, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sep. 2, 2002
They've hijacked a great religion and they're willing to kill innocent people in the name of their sordid attitude about the future.
Ambiguously worded condemnaton of the enemy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sep. 2, 2002
In the old days, you could count tanks and figure out how strong the enemy was. This is an enemy that hides in caves. They try to find the darkest cave, the deepest cave, and then they send youngsters to their suicidal deaths. It's a different kind of hater than we're used to.
The old "haters" used tanks, I guess, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sep. 2, 2002
I'm sure your kids, they're wondering, why would you hate America? We didn't do anything to anybody. Well, they hate America because we love freedom.
I have never heard a terrorist group claim to be against the love of freedom, and claiming the USA has never done anything to anybody is about as false as it gets, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sep. 2, 2002
I appreciate so very much the Prime Minister, Jean Chretien, for joining us here. He has been a steadfast friend. I really enjoy dealing with him on a personal basis. He's a plain-spoken fellow, with a good sense of humor. Probably won't go too good up here in Canada, but he'd be a great Texan.
It would go even better if he were in Canada... Detroit, Michigan, Sep. 2, 2002
We love the fact that people can worship an almighty God in a free land, any way they choose to worship.
Showing his personal religious bias at the same time he claims to support the freedom of religious belief guaranteed to all Americans, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sep. 2, 2002
See, we value each human life as important. We don't try to distinguish — everybody has got worth in the eyes of the Almighty, as far as we're concerned in this nation.
Speaking again on behalf of the entire nation with his religiously tinted rhetoric, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sep. 2, 2002
I've asked the Congress to join me in creating a new homeland security department. And the reason I did is because I want to be able to come and, when I see the people, say our most important priority is to protect America, and therefore, I want all agencies involved with protecting America under one umbrella.
Making it sound like the creation a homeland security department is merely for the purpose of mollifying the public, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sep. 2, 2002
The point is, this is a way to help inoculate me about what has come and is coming.
On his anti-Gore ad, in an interview with the New York Times, Sep. 2, 2000
I killed a killdee. ...I thought it was a dove.
"Killdee" is the colloquial form of "killdeer", a bird listed as a protected species that Dubya shot with a borrowed 20-gauge shotgun on the opening day of dove season, for which Dubya received a misdemeanor fine of $130, Houston Chronicle, Sep. 2, 1994
One's dead and one's alive.
Dubya's answer when asked to explain the difference between a killdee and a killdeer, Houston Chronicle, Sep. 2, 1994
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