Want to know one reason we are in serious trouble today?
It's because we not only allow people like this to be in charge, but we elect them twice! I think that a lot of Texas folks voted for him just to get him out of the state! Why would we want him out of the state, you say? Watch this video clip of one of his last interviews as Governor in Austin...
And if that wasn't reason enough, here is a sampling of some "famous" Bushisms while holding the highest office in the country!
"I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here."
at the President's Economic Forum in Waco, Texas, Aug. 13, 2002
"We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease."
Gothenburg, Sweden, June 14, 2001
"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test."
Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001
"I am here to make an announcement that this Thursday, ticket counters and airplanes will fly out of Ronald Reagan Airport."
Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2001
"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities."
Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004
"I couldn't imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah."
at a White House menorah lighting ceremony, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2001
"You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror."
interview with CBS News' Katie Couric, Sept. 6, 2006
"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th."
Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007
"I'm the commander -- see, I don't need to explain -- I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president."
as quoted in Bob Woodward's Bush at War
"F*ck Saddam. We're taking him out."
to three U.S. senators in March 2002, one year before the Iraq invasion, as quoted by Time magazine
"Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties."
discussing the Iraq war with Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson in 2003, as quoted by Robertson
"I will not withdraw, even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me."
talking to key Republicans about Iraq, as quoted by Bob Woodward
"I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft."
presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004
"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
Greater Nashua, N.H., Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 27, 2000
"Do you have blacks, too?"
to Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2001
"This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating."
as quoted by the New York Daily News, April 23, 2002
"My plan reduces the national debt, and fast. So fast, in fact, that economists worry that we're going to run out of debt to retire."
radio address, Feb. 24, 2001
"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees."
on "Good Morning America," Sept. 1, 2005, six days after repeated warnings from experts about the scope of damage expected from Hurricane Katrina
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000
"I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound largemouth bass in my lake."
on his best moment in office, interview with the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, May 7, 2006
I don't know about you, but I'm ready for this guy to go home for a while...might be a good idea for him to give up public speaking for a long time as well!
Now, let's top this off with some fresh coffee. Come on, my friend...