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Any trip around the blogosphere for the last several days will turn up all manner of end of year lists. Said lists are from every conceivable forum from entertainment, sports, politics and, well, anything that anybody can make a list about. I have read a few, those that captured my imagination in some way. Lists of the 10 best, 10 worst, predictions of last year examined, predictions for next year expounded. So, when I ran across this one, at the Huff Po, I couldn’t resist copying it in its entirety for your pleasure. Please be sure to hop over to Huff Po on a regular basis, where you can always get the best news on politics, sports and entertainment. It’s a full service site! This particular post was picked up from the AP and we offer a t/h to them for this.
_ “I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.” _ September 2000, explaining his energy policies at an event in Michigan.
_ “Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?” _ January 2000, during a campaign event in South Carolina.
_ “They misunderestimated the compassion of our country. I think they misunderestimated the will and determination of the commander in chief, too.” _ Sept. 26, 2001, in Langley, Va. Bush was referring to the terrorists who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks.
_ “There’s no doubt in my mind, not one doubt in my mind, that we will fail.” _ Oct. 4, 2001, in Washington. Bush was remarking on a back-to-work plan after the terrorist attacks.
_ “It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber.” _ April 10, 2002, at the White House, as Bush urged Senate passage of a broad ban on cloning.
_ “I want to thank the dozens of welfare-to-work stories, the actual examples of people who made the firm and solemn commitment to work hard to embetter themselves.” _ April 18, 2002, at the White House.
“There’s an old saying in Tennessee _ I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee _ that says, fool me once, shame on _ shame on you. Fool me _ you can’t get fooled again.” _ Sept. 17, 2002, in Nashville, Tenn.
_ “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.” _ Aug. 5, 2004, at the signing ceremony for a defense spending bill.
_ “Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many OB/GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across this country.” _ Sept. 6, 2004, at a rally in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
_ “Our most abundant energy source is coal. We have enough coal to last for 250 years, yet coal also prevents an environmental challenge.” _ April 20, 2005, in Washington.
_ “We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job.” _ Sept. 20, 2005, in Gulfport, Miss.
_ “I can’t wait to join you in the joy of welcoming neighbors back into neighborhoods, and small businesses up and running, and cutting those ribbons that somebody is creating new jobs.” _ Sept. 5, 2005, when Bush met with residents of Poplarville, Miss., in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
_ “It was not always a given that the United States and America would have a close relationship. After all, 60 years we were at war 60 years ago we were at war.” _ June 29, 2006, at the White House, where Bush met with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
_ “Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die.” _ Dec. 7, 2006, in a joint appearance with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
_ “These are big achievements for this country, and the people of Bulgaria ought to be proud of the achievements that they have achieved.” _ June 11, 2007, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
_ “Mr. Prime Minister, thank you for your introduction. Thank you for being such a fine host for the OPEC summit.” _ September 2007, in Sydney, Australia, where Bush was attending an APEC summit.
_ “Thank you, Your Holiness. Awesome speech.” April 16, 2008, at a ceremony welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to the White House.
_ “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.” _ May 27, 2008, in Mesa, Ariz.
_ “And they have no disregard for human life.” _ July 15, 2008, at the White House. Bush was referring to enemy fighters in Afghanistan.
_ “I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office.” _ June 26, 2008, during a Rose Garden news briefing.
_ “Throughout our history, the words of the Declaration have inspired immigrants from around the world to set sail to our shores. These immigrants have helped transform 13 small colonies into a great and growing nation of more than 300 people.” _ July 4, 2008 in Virginia.
_ “The people in Louisiana must know that all across our country there’s a lot of prayer _ prayer for those whose lives have been turned upside down. And I’m one of them. It’s good to come down here.” _ Sept. 3, 2008, at an emergency operations center in Baton Rouge, La., after Hurricane Gustav hit the Gulf Coast.
_ “This thaw _ took a while to thaw, it’s going to take a while to unthaw.” Oct. 20, 2008, in Alexandria, La., as he discussed the economy and frozen credit markets.
I mean, we all can’t wait until this horrid man is booted out of town in a mere 17 days, give or take a few hours/minutes/seconds, but gosh the comic relief will be sorely missed too. Never has one man given so much to the cause of comedy that one George W. Bush. What a legacy! I would love to be a fly on the wall in the home of George Senior and Babs. What moaning must be heard as these two suffer the embarrassment of having birthed such a dolt.
The Bush team is in full court press these days, attempting to create a list of accomplishments that their boy can stand beside. Trouble is, the creation just makes matters worse. Some efforts are being made to assert that our Dubya was not the numskull we all know him to be. They claim that the Texas Tongue-Tied Tough actually wasn’t led around by the nose by Cheney and other neo-cons. Well, okay, I’ll bite.
If that is so, then I guess we can lay all the failures at his doorstep then huh? No more blaming it on Cheney, Rummy, Condi and all the gang? Are ya sure you want to go there Georgie?