I found a cache of President Bush quotes today. In case you have never checked it out, WikiQuote is a cool resource, although not quite as nicely laid out as I could hope for. Still, a very reliable set of quotes with full attribution – up to the standards of the WikiPedia.
Given all the “Bushisms”, I found it interesting there were such a large number of quotes in a resource that didn’t display idiocy, or at the very least, ideosyncratic speech. Here were a few of my favorites.
“We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories. You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said, Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons. They’re illegal. They’re against the United Nations resolutions, and we’ve so far discovered two. And we’ll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven’t found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they’re wrong, we found them.” –George W. Bush, May 29, 2003
See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don’t attack each other. Free nations don’t develop weapons of mass destruction.”
George W. Bush @ Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 3, 2003
“In all due respect, I’m not so sure it’s credible to quote leading news organizations about — oh, never mind.”
George W. Bush @ 3rd Presidential Debate, October 13, 2004
“I said you were a man of peace. I want you to know I took immense crap for that.”
Well, actually, he forgot Poland.”