"To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary.
I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the
time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad."
QUOTES FROM THE BUSH
(Quotes from George Bush, collected from various sources)
by Andrew P. Berman
Politicians are a bunch of sad bastards, we all know that.
Probably one of the saddest cases, however, is former US
president George Bush. This compilation offers some of the more
insane things he's known to have said.
"I think there were some differences, there's no question, and
will still be. We're talking about a major, major situation here
that requires constant work. But it was well worth it and
there's much more to it than just this- I mean just these sixteen
accomplishments or whatever: I mean, we've got a major rapport-
relationship of economics, major in the security, and all of
that, we should not lose sight of."
January 10th 1992, to reporters, on his trip to Japan
"Please don't look at the part of the glass that is only half
November 6th 1991
"No you're not going to see me stay put... I am not going to
forsake my responsibilities. You may not see me put as much- I
mean, un-put as much"
November 8th 1991
"You cannot be president of the United States of you don't have
faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial and
the Civil War and all that stuff. You can't be. And we are
blessed. So don't feel sorry for - don't cry for me, Argentina."
January 15th 1992
"I think I've got to do better in making clear what the message
is, and I think I can do better. But I think there's so much
noise out there that I've got to figure out how to make it
clearer that we are for the things that I have advocated that
February 18th 1991
"Your dedication and tireless work with the hostage thing, with
Central America, really give me cause for great pride in you and
thanks. Get some turkey, George Bush."
Vice President George Bush in a written expression of
gratitude to Oliver North, circa Thanksgiving 1985.
Read by North during his interview with Ted Koppel on
"Nightline," October 22nd 1991
"I don't want to just sit here blaming Congress. I mean, we're
all in this together."
November 20th 1991, to news anchor Bill Stuart of KCNC-
"I think the Congress should be blamed."
Several minutes later, to Warner Saunders of WMAQ-TV,
"If a frog had wings, he wouldn't hit his tail on the ground.
'If.' Too hypothetical."
"And let me say in conclusion, thanks for the kids. I learned
an awful lot about bathtub toys - about how to work the
telephone. One guy knows - several of them know their own phone
numbers - preparation to go to the dentist. A lot of things I'd
forgotten. So it's been a good day."
January 21st, at a Head Start center in Catonsville,
"The guy over there at Pease - a woman actually - she said
something about a country-western song about the train, a light
at the end of the tunnel... I only hope it's not a train coming
the other way. Well, I said to her, well, I'm a country music
fan. I love it, always have. Doesn't fit the mold of some of the
columnists, I might add, but nevertheless - of what they think I
ought to fit in, but I love it. You should have been with me at
the c.m.a. awards at Nashville. But nevertheless, I said to them
there's another one that the Nitty Ditty Nitty Gritty Great Bird
- and it says if you want to see a rainbow you've got to stand a
little rain. We've had a little rain. New Hampshire has had too
"And so I do understand New Hampshire because I have this
wonderfully warm feeling that New Hampshire feels exactly the way
we do on these questions of family values and faith. Somebody
said to me, we prayed for you over there. That was not just
because I threw up on the Prime Minister of Japan, either. Where
was he when I needed him? I said, let me tell you something. And
I say this - I don't know whether any ministers from the
episcopal church are here - I hope so. But I said to him this:
You're on to something here. You cannot be President of the
United States if you don't have faith. It's been great. I'll go
back to Washington all fired up for tomorrow and tackle the
President or the Prime Minister of this or the Governor of that
coming in. But I'll have this heartbeat..."
"You're burning up time. The meter is running through the sand
on you and I am now fillibustering."
"I see this glass not half-empty, but half-full and more."
"Ours is a great state, and we don't like limits of any kind.
Ricky Clunn is one of the great bass fishermen. He's a Texas
young guy, and he's a very competitive fisherman, and he talked
about learning to fish wading in the creeks behind his dad. He in
his underwear went wading in the creeks behind his father, and he
said - as a fisherman he said it's great to grow up in a country
with no limits..."
"Somebody - somebody asked me, what's it take to win? I said to
them, I can't remember, what does it take to win the Super Bowl?
Or maybe Steinbrenner, my friend George, will tell us what it
takes for the Yanks to win - one run. But I went over to the
Strawberry Festival this morning, and ate a piece of shortcake
over there - able to enjoy it right away, and once I completed
it, it didn't have to be approved by Congress - I just went ahead
and ate it - and that leads me into what I want to talk to you
March 4th, at a fund-raising lunch in Tampa, Florida
We guess this suffices to show what kind of politician Bush is
(or, rather - and thank God - was). So we'll leave it at that.
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