Missing George Bush..
if nothing else, Dubya was certainly entertaining..
"This is my maiden voyage. My first speech since I was the president of the United States and I couldn't think of a
better place to give it than Calgary, Canada." --GW. Bush, Calgary, Canada, March 17, 2009
"I'm going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there's an
authoritarian voice saying exactly what happened." --George W. Bush, on what he hopes to accomplish with his memoir,
as reported by the Associated Press, Calgary, Canada, March 17, 2009
"One of the very difficult parts of the decision I made on the financial crisis was to use hardworking people's
money to help prevent there to be a crisis." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009
"I want to share with you an interesting program -- for two reasons, one, it's interesting, and two, my wife thought
of it -- or has actually been involved with it; she didn't think of it. But she thought of it for this speech."
George W. Bush, discussing a company that improves access to clean water in Africa, Washington D.C., Oct. 21, 2008
"I didn't grow up in the ocean -- as a matter of fact -- near the ocean -- I grew up in the desert. Therefore, it was
a pleasant contrast to see the ocean. And I particularly like it when I'm fishing."
George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2008
"Anyone engaging in illegal financial transactions will be caught and persecuted."
George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2008
"There's no question about it. Wall Street got drunk -- that's one of the reasons I asked you to turn off the TV
cameras -- it got drunk and now it's got a hangover. The question is how long will it sober up and not try to do all
these fancy financial instruments." --George W. Bush, speaking at a private fundraiser, Houston, Texas, July 18, 2008
"And I, unfortunately, have been to too many disasters as president."
George W. Bush, discussing flooding in the Midwest, Washington, D.C., June 17, 2008
"There is some who say that perhaps freedom is not universal. Maybe it's only Western people that can self-govern.
Maybe it's only, you know, white-guy Methodists who are capable of self-government. I reject that notion."
-George W. Bush, London, June 16, 2008
"And so the fact that they purchased the machine meant somebody had to make the machine. And when somebody makes a machine, it means there's jobs at the machine-making place." --George W. Bush, Mesa, Arizona, May 27, 2008
"Thank you, your Holiness. Awesome speech." --George W. Bush, to Pope Benedict, Washington, D.C., April 15, 2008
"And so, General, I want to thank you for your service. And I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who are trying to defeat us in Iraq." --George W. Bush, to Army Gen. Ray Odierno, Washington, D.C., March 3, 2008
"I miss being pampered." --George W. Bush, reflecting on his presidency, University of Texas at Tyler, Oct. 19, 2010