I have no intention of insulting any American readers, but… I am exceedingly pleased that George Bush is no longer President. It has always amazed me how he managed to rule the world’s most powerful nation - without doubt, he made some disastrous decisions. I found him to be slow and ignorant. I have lost count how many times I have been embarrassed to watch him speak. I had to change the channel when I saw his response to his lack of action over hurricane Katrina - it was humiliating. I could not imagine Obama or any other world leader struggling to form an answer when put in the same position.
I have wondered who voted for him. When I see British politicians from various parties, I may not like their views but 9 times out of 10, I can appreciate why someone would vote for them. With Bush, I do not understand how anyone could be impressed by this dimwit. President Obama is an intelligent and amiable.... so very different from the fool on his way back to Texas! So to say farewell, here are a few famous and infamous Bushisms:
"They misunderestimated me."
“I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe - I believe what I believe is right."
"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."
"There's no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead."
"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."
"I think war is a dangerous place."
"The ambassador and the general were briefing me on the - the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice."
"Free societies are hopeful societies. And free societies will be allies against these hateful few who have no conscience, who kill at the whim of a hat."
"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?"
"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.''
"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
"Will the highways on the internet become more few?"
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
"Those who enter the country illegally violate the law."
"That's George Washington, the first president, of course. The interesting thing about him is that I read three - three or four books about him last year. Isn't that interesting?"
"I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office."