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Quotes - What's in a Name? (2007)
(An abundance of terms, abbreviations and names... all messed up)
Let me finish the first part of the question and remind me you asked that. Umm, is the question is how to have an effective strategy? Is it more effective to let each state make a decision as to how to proceed in curbing greenhouse gases? Or is it more effective to have a national strategy? Uhh, Director Johnson made a decision based upon the fact that we passed a piece of legislation that enables us to have a national strategy, which is the, uhh, — uhh, increasing CAFE standards to, uhh, 35 miles an hour by 2020, and a substantial increase of alternative fuels — uhh, 36 billion gallons, by 2022.
Besides the generally fuzzy presentation, Dubya mixes up MPG and MPH. White House, Dec. 20, 2007
Public awareness is critical to this effort, because the group can only help homeowners who ask for it. So Hope Now recently mailed hundreds of thousands of letters to borrowers falling behind on their payments, and they have set up a counseling hotline that Americans can call 24 hours a day. I've directed Secretaries Paulson and Jackson to expand the public awareness campaign. And I have a message for every homeowner worried about rising mortgage payments: The best you can do for your family is to call 1-800-995-HOPE. That is 1-800-995-H-O-P-E.
The awareness campaign needed to start with Dubya. As he did once before, he failed to realize that there is a difference between the toll free area codes 800, 888, 877 and 866, and ended up publicizing the wrong number. The correct number was 1-888-995-HOPE(4673). The number Dubya gave belongs to Freedom Christian Academy, who were inundated with so many incorrect phone calls that they had to unplug their phone. White House, Dec. 6, 2007
We're off to a strong start. About to read a — statement that was agreed upon by our distinguished guests. The representatives of the government of the state of Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, represented respectivuh, by Prime Minister Ehud Olmult, and President Mah — Mahoovad Abbas in his capacity as Chairman of the PLO Executive Committee and President of the Palestinian Authority, have convened in Annapolis, Maryland, under the auspices of President George W. Bush of the United States of America.
Even if getting both right was out of the question for Dubya, you would still hope Dubya could have gotten one or the other ("Ehud Olmert" or "Mahmoud Abbas") right. Annapolis, Maryland, Nov. 27, 2007
As President, I've nominated many fine Americans to these courts. They understand that their role is to be the servant of the law, not its sovereign. I'm proud of the kind of men and women we now have sitting on these courts — judges such as Priscilla Owens, Janice Rogers Brown, Bill Pryor — judges like Brett Kavanaugh, and Leslie Southwick.
Her name is Priscilla Owen. Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 2007
Once again, it's a hypothetical question. I certainly hope he does take my advice, and the ma — advice of the, uhh, Prime Minister of Turkey, and the advice of a lot of other figures. Uhh. And so, that's all we can do is continue to work with, uhh, with the President, uhh, as well as others in the Pak government, uhh, to make it abundantly clear the position of the United States, and then obviously we'll deal with it if something, uhh, other than that happens.
Besides the ample supply of "uhh", Dubya goes with the economical "Pak" in place of "Pakistani". White House, Nov. 5, 2007
We as a government have a solemn duty to, one, support their families, and two, when they come out as veterans, is to give them what they need — give them what they need, to make sure if they're wounded they can get back on their feet. Give them what they need, if they've got Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, the help, the mental help.
Apparently the Commander-in-Chief hasn't read any medical data regarding combat-related illnesses since the 1980s, which is when Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome was renamed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Rogers, Arkansas, Oct. 15, 2007
The principle is, is that tax cuts inspire investment, encourage consumption and savings. In other words, the more money you have, as opposed to the government having, the more likely it is the local economies will grow. That's why I brought up the example of the S-CHIP corporation.
I am assuming that he meant to say "Subchapter S Corporation"... S-CHIP stands for State Children's Health Insurance Program. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3, 2007
I just vetoed a bill today, and I want to explain to you why. It's called S-CHIP — Children's Health Insurance Policy.
That would be CHIP... S-CHIP stands for "State Children's Health Insurance Program". Would it really be too much trouble for him to know the names of the bills he vetoes? Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Oct. 3, 2007
In addition to making the Protection America Act permanent, I urge Congress to take up other critical proposals included in the comprehensive FISA reform my administration submitted last April.
It's actually called the Protect America Act, Fort Meade, Maryland, Sep. 19, 2007
Uh, Mr. Prime Minister, thank you for your introduction. Thank you for being such a — uhh, a fine host for the OPEC summit.
Dubya at the APEC Business Summit. Although he corrected himself moments later, the initial mistake speaks volumes... Sydney, Australia, Sep. 7, 2007
We're givin' this young democracy the chance. It's in our interest to do so — because, as John Howard accurately noted when he went to thank the Austrian troops there last year.
The White House chose to inaccurately note in its transcript that Dubya said "Australian", but indeed he said "Austrian"... Sydney, Australia, Sep. 7, 2007
[One of] the two most dangerous terrorist networks in this region are a group called Jemai-Islai-a-may-ah, or JI.
Dubya's attempt at saying "Jemaah Islamiyah". Perhaps he should have just stuck to saying JI. Sydney, Australia, Sep. 7, 2007
I spoke to, uhh, Governor Polenté and, uhh, Mayor Rybak — this morning. I told them that the Secretary would be there. I told them we would help with rescue, efforts, but also told 'em how much we are — uhh, in prayer for those who suffered. And I thank our fellow, my fellow citizens for — holding up those who are suffering right now in prayer.
Not only does he botch the name of Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, but he also goes out of his way to change "our fellow citizens" to "my fellow citizens". White House, Aug. 2, 2007
Whatever their chosen field, the National Laureatsesses Sciences and Technology have brought great credit to themselves through this country.
A simple set of screw-ups at the National Medal of Science and Technology Recipients award presentation, but Dubyaesque nevertheless. White House, Jul. 27, 2007
Uhh, we're, we're, we are better prepared, and drill it a lot. Great question. The more difficult question is his question on pandemic flu. I, uhh, asked Mike Leavitt, who is the head of DD, uhh, uhh, HHS, and, and Chertoff, to — he's, he's the Homeland guy — to chair a — Department of Homeland Security. Secretary of Homeland Security. Heh. In Crawford, we kind of shortcut it. Anyway, uh, look, nobody has accused me of bein' Shakespeare, you know, anyway, uhh — heh — I just hope you can figure out what I'm sayin', uhh — Uhh, is, uhh — is we spend a lot of time on pandemic flu. One way you anticipate a, umm, umm — a crisis is you kinda wargame it.
He got one thing right: Nobody has accused Dubya of being Shakespeare. Cleveland, Ohio, Jul. 10, 2007
I — I'm honored to be here with the Eternal General of the United States, mi amigo, Alberto Gonzales.
Dubya gets the title of Attorney General all wrong, but somehow manages to capture the essence of the tenure of Alberto Gonzales. White House, May 4, 2007
I thank you very much for the Bleed Blood Blue Drive — that's hard for a guy from West Texas to say — Bleed Blood Blue Drive, in which you've encouraged 2,000 people to donate blood.
In case you thought he got it right... he didn't... twice. Being from West Texas doesn't have anything to do with it. It's actually called the Bleed Blue Blood Drive. White House, Apr. 23, 2007
Listen, the Iraqis are wondering whether or not we're going to stay to help. People in America wonder whether or not they've got the political will to do the hard work — that's what Plante was asking about. My conversations with President Maliki, he seems dedicated to doing that.
Maliki is the Prime Minister of Iraq, Jalal Talabani is the President of Iraq. White House, Apr. 3, 2007
Ed, I'm not going to predict to you the methodology they'll use. Just you need to know they want to hit us again. We do everything we can here at the homeland to protect us. That's why I've got a Homeland Security Department. That's why we are inconveniencing air traffickers, to make sure nobody is carrying weapons on airplanes.
Air traffickers? Is that what air passengers are called now? White House, Apr. 3, 2007
Mr. President, thanks. Your press conferences are nice. I appreciate the Brazilian press for coming. Glad the American press behaved okay. Be careful, they may spend a lot of time at the bars around here.
Dubya goes on a charm offensive in Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil, Mar. 9, 2007
His early career took him on mapping missions over Alaska, and North Africa, and Latin America. In 1963, he reported to Fort Benning to help lead a new unit that would become known as the Air Calvary.
In Medal of Honor award ceremony, Dubya again fails to recognize the difference between "Calvary" and "Cavalry"... White House, Feb. 26, 2007
Now, let me step back on Iran, itself. We have a comprehensive strategy to deal with Iraq. There's a variety of issues that we have with Iraq.
You would hope that after years of war in Iraq, Dubya would stop interpolating it with Iran in public speeches. White House, Feb. 14, 2007
There's an income gap in America that I talked about when I went to Wall Street. And what's clear to me is that our kids have got to have education so that in this global economy, the jobs of the 21st century stay here at home. And it starts with good education. And, therefore, I will argue vociferously the No Child Left Behind Act needs to be reauthorized, it's working, it's an important piece of legislation, and will reach out to Democrat members, as well as Republican members, to get this bill reauthorized.
Again Dubya has a hard time adding "-ic" to "Democrat", even when using "Republican" in the same sentence, White House, Feb. 14, 2007
A friend has said of this good-hearted man, Motumbo believes that God has given him this opportunity to do great things. And we are proud to call this son of the Congo a citizen of the United States of America.
Dubya recognizes Congolese NBA star Dikembe Mutombo in his State of the Union address, but unfortunately gets his name wrong (despite getting it right just moments earlier). Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2007
Some in this chamber are new to the House and the Senate — and I congratulate the Democrat majority.
Is it really asking too much to have him correctly say "Democratic majority"? 2007 State of the Union address, Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2007
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