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George W. Bush: brilliant speaker, politician, and man

President George W. Bush speaks at a conversation about Social Security in Louisville, Kentucky, March 10, 2005.

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Today we are going to celebrate one of the best presidents in the history of the United States: George W. Bush. Not his father, who was vice president under Ronald Regan and was only president for one term after losing to Bill Clinton in the 1992 election.

Let’s look past the fact that he started the 20-year long War on Terror and pushed for many faith-based initiatives like more restrictions on abortion. Let’s also look past the time when he said that working three jobs was “uniquely American,” because that’s pretty bad.

Without further ado, here are some of the wisest things ever said by Mr. Bush himself, or “Bushisms” as much of the public would like to call them. (Keep in mind that he ran our country for eight years.)

  1. “I hear there’s rumors on the Internets that we’re going to have a draft,” October 2004.

    • Good point, Grandpa.

  2. “I couldn’t imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah,” December 2001.

    • Fair point, I couldn’t either, George.

  3. “I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family,” January 2000.

    • True George, very true.

  4. “I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace,” June 2002.

    • Very meta take, but okay.

  5. “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we,” August 2004.

    • Uh, a bit scary but totally, man.

  6. “I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn’t here,” August 2002.

    • Makes sense to me.

  7. “They misunderestimated me,” November 2000.

    • I think about this one quite a lot actually, we should add it to the dictionary.

  8. “Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream,” October 2000.

    • Amen.

  9. “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?” January 2000.

    • Well put.

  10. “I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully,” September 2000.

    • I hope that one day we too can peacefully live with fish, George.

Mr. Bush did sadly lose his father and mother in 2018, but overall he does seem to be doing well with his wife Laura, two daughters, and four grandkids. I hope this article brightened your day…


Honestly, this article was pretty fun to research (I used this article to help find just the best quotes for the man)  and originally I was going to write about the top 5 Al Gore moments, remember him? You know, Clinton’s VP and the one who really oddly kissed his wife on live television. Yeah, him. But I couldn’t find anything beyond that. So Bush was my second best choice, and he really does turn out to be a pretty funny speaker.

He has apparently acknowledged some of his quotes before, and he has a good sense of humor about people making fun of him which is evident during the White House Correspondents Dinner C-SPAN videos when comedians come up and get to roast the president.

He definitely has a better sense of humor than our former disgrace of a president who didn’t even have the guts to show up to the dinner.

Enough politics, hope you have a happy April Fools’ Day and get to pull a prank or two on some family and friends!


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