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Quotes - What's in a Name? (2004)
(An abundance of terms, abbreviations and names... all messed up)
We can do a better job. We can make this tax code pro-growth, pro-family, and fair. And I will bring Republics and Democrats together to do so.
Wow... how do you get the name of your own party wrong? Onalaska, Wisconsin, Oct. 26, 2004
JOHN KERRY: Ninety-eight percent of America, I'm giving you a tax cut and I'm giving you health care.
CHARLES GIBSON: Mr. President, a minute-and-a-half.
DUBYA: Let me see where to start here. First, the National Journal named Senator Kennedy the most liberal senator of all. And that's saying something in that bunch. You might say that took a lot of hard work.
This point might have hit home a little better if Dubya had gotten Senator Kerry's name right, Second Presidential Debate, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 8, 2004
The Prime Minister said something very interesting a while ago, and it's important for the American people to understand. Our strategy is to help the Iraqis help themselves. It's important that we train Iraqi troops. There are nearly 100,000 troops trained. The Afghan national army is a part of the army. By the way — it's the Afghan national army that went into Najaf and did the work there.
I don't know how Dubya managed to flip the switch in his mind (while standing next to Iraq's interim Prime Minister) from Iraq to Afghanistan and then back to Iraq (Najaf), and apparently not even notice, Washington, D.C., Sep. 23, 2004
From its birth in the 1630s, the Guard protected the early colonists and helped win the War on Independence.
Is this a heretofore unknown precursor to the War on Terror, in which independence was annihilated? Las Vegas, Nevada, Sep. 14, 2004
And traveling with me today is one of our daughters, a newly-graduate from college, Barbara Bush. Thanks for coming, Barbara.
What's a "newly-graduate"? Marquette, Michigan, Jul. 13, 2004
Given the recent increase in violence, we'll maintain our troop level at the current 138,000 as long as necessary. This has required extended duty for the 1st Armored Division and the 2nd Light Calvary Regiment.
Dubya has yet to ever correctly pronounce "cavalry", United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, May 24, 2004
Under the dictator, prisons like Abu Gar — reb — were symbols of death and torture. That same prison became a symbol of disgraceful conduct by a few American troops who dishonored our country and "disregardered" our values. America will fund the construction of a modern, maximum security prison. When that prison is completed, detainees at Abu Garomp will be relocated. Then, with the approval of the Iraqi government, we will demolish the Abu Garab prison, as a fitting symbol of Iraq's new beginning.
Dubya starts out shaky, then completely gives up trying to correctly pronounce the name of the prison infamous for American mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners (Abu Ghraib), United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, May 24, 2004
Soldiers from the 2nd Light Calvary Regiment are conducting reconnaissance to learn the precise strength and location of enemy forces.
I shared a story the other day during a press conference where I talked about a dinner I had with Prime Minister Koizumi of Japan. And we're eating Kobe beef. I don't know whether it's grown here in Minnesota or not, but it's real good.
Ummm, no it's called Kobe beef because it comes from Kobe, Japan. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Apr. 26, 2004
It would have been awfully hard to do, as well, by the way — we would have had to — we hadn't got our relationship right with Pakistan yet. The Caucus area would have been very difficult from which to base. It just seemed an impractical strategy at the time, and frankly, I didn't contemplate it.
I think he means to say the "Caucasus area" here, but messes it up in a really interesting way instead, Prime Time Press Conference #3, White House, Apr. 13, 2004
Secretary of State Powell and Secretary of State Rumsfeld, and a number of NATO defense and foreign ministers are exploring a more formal role for NATO.
Earlier today, the Libyan government released Fathi Jahmi. She's a local government official who was imprisoned in 2002 for advocating free speech and democracy.
Actually, Fathi Jahmi is a man, so Dubya probably would have been better off paying tribute to someone else in this speech commemorating International Women's Week, Washington, D.C., Mar. 12, 2004
I appreciate Charlie Curie here, he's the administration of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services of the Department of Health and Human Services.
A one man administration? I'd appreciate him, too. Los Angeles, California, Mar. 3, 2004
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