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Quotes - What's in a Name? (2001 and earlier)
(An abundance of terms, abbreviations and names... all messed up)
In all those tasks, it is worth recalling the words from a beautiful Christmas hymn — in the third verse of "Oh Holy Night" we sing, "His law is love, and His gospel is peace. Change ye shall break, for the slave is our brother. And in His name all oppression shall cease.
"Oh Holy Night" 3rd verse: "His law is love, and His gospel is peace. Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother. And in His name all oppression shall cease." White House, Dec. 6, 2001
It is a great honor to travel to Spain and visit the King and also Prime Minister Anzar.
Commenting on Spain trip, where he met Prime Minister Aznar, Jun. 11, 2001
We're standing amongst the largest trees on Earth, and some of the very oldest. When the Mayflower arrived on the eastern shore of, this continent, the great sequoias were already here. When the seal was fixed on the Magna Carter, the great sequoias were already here. They were here when the Roman Empire fell, and they were here when the Roman Empire rose. And had Christ himself, on, uhh — stood on this spot, he would have been in the shade of this very tree.
Not only does he reference the "Magna Carter", he tosses a Jesus reference into the mix despite already having mentioned the empire that was contemporaneous to Jesus. Sequoia National Park, California, May 30, 2001
Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican.
Dubya's way of declining to answer reporters' questions at the Summit of the Americas, Québec City, Canada, Apr. 21, 2001
Tonight we'll have a dinner, just the four of us — Ms. Blair and Laura and the two of us, and I'm really looking forward to it.
British PM Tony Blair's wife's name is Cherie Booth, as she did not change her last name when they married (this is the sort of thing Presidents need to know when they invite guests over: their names), Feb. 23, 2001
She's just trying to make sure Anthony gets a good meal — Antonio.
On Laura Bush inviting Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to dinner at the White House. NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw, Jan. 14, 2001
[We're] working hard to convince both the Indians and the Pakis there's a way to deal with their problems without going to war.
Casually throwing an ethnic slur into the mix, White House, Jan. 7, 2001
I also have picked a secretary for Housing and Human Development. Mel Martinez from the state of Florida.
Dubya announcing his nominee for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000
It's going to require numerous IRA agents.
On Al Gore's tax plan, Greensboro, North Carolina, Oct. 10, 2000
We will require all power plants to meet clean air standards in order to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury and carbon binoxide - carbon duh - dioxide within a reasonable period of time. My opponent calls for voluntary reductions in such admissions. In Texas, I think we've done it better, with mandatory reductions. And I believe the nation can do better, as well.
Not only does Dubya invent a new chemical compound, he also refers to emissions as admissions... Saginaw, Michigan, Sep. 29, 2000
You might want to comment on that, Honorable.
To New Jersey's secretary of state, the Hon. DeForest Soaries Jr., as quoted by Dana Milbank in the Washington Post, , Jul. 15, 2000
DUBYA: "First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not the independence day. That's dieciséis de Septiembre, and ..."
MATTHEWS: "What's that in English?"
DUBYA: "Fifteenth of September."
Dieciséis de Septiembre = Sept. 16. Interview with Chris Matthews on "Hardball", MSNBC, May 31, 2000
MODERATOR: Do you know who the president of India is?
Dubya failing in effort to put to rest claims during the 2000 campaign that he was lacking experience in foreign affairs. In actuality, Atal Behari Vajpayee was the prime minister of India and K. R. Narayanan was the president of India at the time. Sorry, Dubya. New York Times, Feb. 26, 2000
This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.
Speaking during Perseverance Month at Fairgrounds Elementary School, Nashua, New Hampshire, Jan. 28, 2000
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