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Quotes - This Day in Dubya History (February 17)
(What did Dubya say on today's date in previous years?)
There are 5 quotes on this date.
You know, one of the interesting measurements early on was when the enemy started bombing recruiting stations. I don't know if you remember that, but they'd drive by with a suicider or an IED and destroy people standing in line trying to serve their nation.
Umm... yeah, that's... interesting, Dubya... Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Feb. 17, 2006
Uhh, there's a lot of noise in Washington. There's a lot of flattery, there's a lot of, umm, criticism, just a lotta noise. And, uhh, I keep it in — I, I try to keep my life in perspective. I try ta — I don't try to, I do keep my life in perspective. And, uhh, I am focused on achieving certain objectives. Every day — I, I, I said this, and I mean this — every day I think about how to protect America. Every day in the morning, first thing in the morning, I get brief by our intelligence officers about potential threats. That's every morning I'm aware of, uhh, eh, of — the world aroung us. And I told ya — that — that it's, it's, it's — 9/11 changed my thinkin', so my focus is there.
Dubya careens through an explanation of how he keeps his life in perspective, and offers up some gems you have to hear to believe. Tampa, Florida, Feb. 17, 2006
You know, I said — home ownership is valuable. We talked about home ownership here, how important it is — and somebody wakes up the next morning and their home's gone, and not only that, they ended up out in — somewhere else, you know? Good news is those people found love, which is a wonderful thing about our country. And I think about those kind of things, so to answer your question, I appreciate that, umm — first, I'm wise enough not to fall into your trap, because — there are some keen reporters payin' attention to every word I'm sayin'.
Love: Dubya's shorthand for Americans embodying the Christian ethic of loving one's neighbor as oneself. I guess it allows him to reduce the number of words he needs to say, but clearly that didn't make this come out any smoother. Tampa, Florida, Feb. 17, 2006
I hope that when it's all said and done, people see me as a strategic thinker, and that I'm able to stay focused on, uhh, a — str, strategy that will leave behind peace and hope — peace around the world, and hope not only around the world, but equally importantly, here at home, so people have this sense of the greatness of America. It's a — we're a fantastic country.
He can hope all he wants, but he really shouldn't expect much. Tampa, Florida, Feb. 17, 2006
The senator has got to understand if he's going to have — he can't have it both ways. He can't take the high horse and then claim the low road.
To reporters, Florence, South Carolina, Feb. 17, 2000
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