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Quotes - This Day in Dubya History (April 28)
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There are 10 quotes on this date.
If you're a two-working family like a lotta families are here in America, and, uhh — two people working in your family, and the, the spouse dies early — before 62, for example — all of the money that the spouse has put into the system, uhh, is gum — held there, and then when the other spouse retires, he or she gets to choose the benefits from his or her own work, or the other spouse's benefits, which is ever higher but not both.
Dubya discusses "two-working families" and their benefits, prime time press conference, White House, Apr. 28, 2005
But you bet, when we find somebody who might do harm to the American people, we will detain them and ask others from their country of origin to detain them. It makes sense. The American people expect us to do that. We, we — we still at war.
One of the great sources of energy for the future is liquefied natural gas. There's a lot of gas reserves around the world. Gas is — can only be transported by ship, though, when you liquefy it, when you put it in solid form.
So that's what liquefy means? I always thought it had something to do with putting things into liquid form... Prime Time Press Conference, White House, Apr. 28, 2005
Polls? You know, if a President tries to govern based upon polls, you're kind of like a dog chasing your tail. I don't think you can make good, sound decisions based upon polls. And I don't think the American people want a President who relies upon polls and focus groups to make decisions for the American people.
Dubya answers the question whether public opinion factors into his decision making process, Prime Time Press Conference, White House, Apr. 28, 2005
Faith-based is an important part of my life, individually, but I don't — I don't ascribe a person's opposing my nominations to an issue of faith.
In case you're wondering, the context of this quote provided no explanation for using the word "Faith-based" as a noun, and he wasn't discussing faith-based initiatives, either. Prime time press conference, White House, Apr. 28, 2005
It's in our country's interests to find those who would do harm to us and get them out of harm's way.
Wait a second. Wouldn't we want to put those people into harm's way? Otherwise, we'd kinda be helping them. Prime Time Press Conference, White House, Apr. 28, 2005
Uhh, again, I, I repeat to you, our's – our, our aim is to solve this problem diplomatically. And, uhh, you know, like I've said before, all options, of course, are on the table, but the best way to solve this problem diplomatically is to work with four other nations who have all agreed in, in a, in achieving the same goal, and that is a nukyular-free Korean Peninshula. Final question, Hutch. I don't wanna cut into some of this TV shows that are gettin’ ready to air.
I thought about highlighting all the goofy portions of this passage, but I realized nearly the entire thing would end up being highlighted, so I'll let you pick out your favorite bits. White House, Apr. 28, 2005
The other day — somebody asked me one time, a while ago, they said, "Has he [Chairman Arafat] disappointed you, has he lost your respect?" I said, well, he hasn't earned my respect yet.
A little Dubya time travel and verb mismatch fun, Crawford, Texas, Apr. 28, 2002
There are some Palestinians — a lot of Palestinians who wonder whether or not life is worth living. And we've got, as a world, have got to help them understand there is a positive life ahead for they and their children.
Commenting on the Middle East from his ranch, Crawford, Texas, Apr. 28, 2002
And when I talked to him [Prime Minister Sharon] on the phone this weekend, the subject didn't come up, but as I understand, that there is — discussions going on about a potential trip. I welcome a trip here to the United States. I welcome people from that part of the world to come and bare their soul and discuss their plans for peace.
Commenting on the Middle East from the Crawford ranch, Crawford, Texas, Apr. 28, 2002
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