07 September 2007


The Republican Debate was just held in NH. The Democratic candidates paraded through the state last week. One of the guys at the shop went to a parade on Labor Day. When he saw Barack Obama he started shouting, "Touch Barack Obama. He will bring you luck! You will win power ball if you touch Barack Obama." He was quite pleased with himself... But I digress... We are also approaching the five hundred day mark in the Bush countdown. In that spirit I went in search of some of his quotes while in office. Years ago (Bush's second or third year in office) we got our friend, an avid Republican, a Bush doll. It spouted many of Bush's witicisms such as, "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." The doll had twelve to fifteen early Bushim's. I wonder if they make an upgrade chip for it? There were so many to choose from in my search today (Click here for full list) but some of the quotes that caught my attention include:
"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 (see Fahrenheit 9/11 for details...)
"We need an energy bill that encourages consumption." --Trenton, N.J., Sept. 23, 2002
"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" --Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000.
I was talking with a friend who lives in VT the other day. She said that VT is the only state Bush hasn't visited while in office. They decided not to talk about it too loudly, lest he decide to visit them. She was pretty sure he would be mobbed if he did something that foolish. But, then again, it is Bush were talking about...
The new candidates offer a stark contrast to Bush. Here are a couple of quotes from my current fav's.
John McCain: "War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality."
or Hillary Clinton, "We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society. "

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