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Quotes - This Day in Dubya History (November 4)
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There are 23 quotes on this date.
This is a opportunity to positively affirm our belief in democracy, in human rights and human dignity. And so I want to thank you for being a good host. It's not easy to host all these countries, particularly not easy to host, uhh, perhaps, me. But thank you for doing it. You're doing a fine job.
One of the classic moments to come out of the Summit of the Americas. True to form, the White House transcript was also quick to change the third word from "a" to "an". Mar del Plata, Argentina, Nov. 4, 2005
And so Prime Minister Allawi and his government, which fully understands that, are working with our generals on the ground to do just that. We will work closely with the government. It's their government, it's their country. We're there at their invitation.
That's sort of like saying the water invited the bathtub, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2004
We must continue the work of education reform, to bring high standards and accountability not just to our elementary and secondary schools, but to our high schools, as well.
Ummm... high schools are secondary schools, Dubya. Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2004
I always jest to people, the Oval Office is the kind of place where people stand outside, they're getting ready to come in and tell me what for, and they walk in and get overwhelmed in the atmosphere, and they say, man, you're looking pretty.
Dubya's jest leaves me feeling puzzled, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2004
I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it. It is my style. That's what happened in the — after the 2000 election, I earned some capital.
I'm having a hard time following this... what capital did he earn in 2000? Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2004
The deficit is less than we thought because the revenues is exceeding projections. And the reason why the revenues — the revenues are exceeding projections — sometimes I mangle the English language. I get that.
You're seeing a very rare instance of self-correcting coupled with an admission of being grammatically mistaken, perhaps signalling a new awareness for his second term, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2004
You cannot lead this world and our country to a better tomorrow unless you see a better — if you have a vision of a better tomorrow.
Dubya corrects himself incorrectly, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2004
With the campaign over, Americans are expecting a bipartisan effort and results. I'll reach out to everyone who shares our goals.
While sounding bipartisan, Dubya proposes to be the exact opposite, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2004
You covered me when I was the governor of Texas. I told you that I was going to do that as a governor. There was probably skepticism in your beady eyes there. But you might remember — you might remember, we did — we were able to accomplish a lot by — and Washington is different from Austin, no question about it. Washington — one of the disappointments of being here in Washington is how bitter this town can become and how divisive. I'm not blaming one party or the other. It's just the reality of Washington, D.C., sometimes exacerbated by you, because it's great sport. It's really — it's entertaining for some. It also makes is difficult to govern at times.
Dubya goes personal, then goes on to blame the press for the partisanship in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2004
America has got some wonderful citizenry who just refuse to be defeated.
Or citizens, maybe? Harbison Canyon, California, Nov. 4, 2003
Please know that some of your citizens hurt. Please help them any way you can. The federal government's response is needed and necessary.... The state's response is needed and necessary.
Not only needed, but also necessary, El Cajon, California, Nov. 4, 2003
Not only do I want you to remember September the 11th, but I want you to think about Indonesia, and the attack on our Marines in Kuwait, the attack on a French freighter. I mean, they're out there. And the only way to deal with them — and by the way, I've come to the conclusion, and I hope you have, that therapy is not going to work.
Apparently not... Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nov. 4, 2002
And, therefore, it's important for all of us in elective office to be clear-eyed about the threats we face, to see the world exactly the way it is, not the way we wish it would be. In order to protect America from current threats and future threats, we've got to be cold-eyed realists.
Is it "clear-eyed" or "cold-eyed"? Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nov. 4, 2002
I want you to think about a scenario in which he becomes the arsenal and the training grounds for shadowy terrorists so that he can attack somebody he hates and not leave any fingerprints behind.
Failing to make sense yet again, in an apparent justification of war against Saddam Hussein, St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 4, 2002
I know something about being a government. And you've got a good one.
Dubya is a government all by himself, Bentonville, Arkansas, Nov. 4, 2002
The page of the economic textbook that we've read from says that if you let a person keep more of their own money, they're more than likely to demand an additional good or a service. They're likely to demand a good or a service, and when they do that, somebody is likely to produce the good or a service. And when somebody produces the good or a service, it's more likely somebody is going to be able to find a job.
Still having problems with this frequently used stump speech phrasework, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 4, 2002
One of the problems we have is that enough people can't find work in America.
Given the wording, that sounds like a problem for us more than for Dubya, Bentonville, Arkansas, Nov. 4, 2002
Of course, we've got a — our economy is kind of bumping along. It's not as strong as it should be. It's bumping and bumping.
Putting it in layman terms that only he understands, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nov. 4, 2002
I want the youngsters here to remember the story of Flight 93, one of most profound parts of this entire history of the recent history we've been through.
St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 4, 2002
The solid truth of the matter is, when you find — if you want to help heal the hurt — if you want to hurt people and help people in pain, the best way to do so is to call upon the great strength of the country, which is the compassion of our fellow Americans.
I'm hoping that the advocation for hurting people here is accidental, Bentonville, Arkansas, Nov. 4, 2002
And here at home, we can be a better tomorrow — better America, too.
Even better. Bentonville, Arkansas, Nov. 4, 2002
And don't be afraid to — talking to Democrats. There's some discerning Democrats who know the difference between lousy government and good government.
Just as there's undoubtedly some Republicans who can correctly use the English language, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nov. 4, 2002
After all he [Al Gore] claimed he invented the Internet. But if he's so smart, how come every Internet address begins with "Dubya"?
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