The goofs of Dubya...The "misunderestimated" president.

GEORGE "Dubya" Bush will go down in history as one of the most controversial U.S.A. presidents of all time probably. Howsoever one's perspectives might vary about his policies, one can't help but love his trademark goof ups. Here are some hillarious ones:


On himself

"They misunderestimated me."
Bentonville, Arkansas, November 6, 2000

"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."
Nashville, Tennessee, September 17, 2002

"There's no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead."
Washington DC, May 11, 2001

"I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today. He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me."
Nashville, Tennessee, May 27, 2004

Foreign affairs

"For a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times."
Tokyo, February 18, 2002

"The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorise himself."
Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 29, 2003

"I think war is a dangerous place."
Washington DC, May 7, 2003

"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."
Washington DC, October 27, 2003

"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."
Washington DC, September 17, 2004

"You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror."
CBS News, Washington DC, September 6, 2006


"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
Florence, South Carolina, January 11, 2000

"Reading is the basics for all learning."
Reston, Virginia, March 28, 2000

"As governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I have met those standards."
CNN, August 30, 2000

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.'"
Townsend, Tennessee, February 21, 2001


"I understand small business growth. I was one."
New York Daily News, February 19, 2000

"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
Reuters, May 5, 2000

"I do remain confident in Linda. She'll make a fine Labour Secretary. From what I've read in the press accounts, she's perfectly qualified."
Austin, Texas, January 8, 2001

"First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren't necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn't mean you're willing to kill."
Washington DC, May 19, 2003

Health care

"I don't think we need to be sub-liminable about the differences between our views on prescription drugs."
Orlando, Florida, September 12, 2000

"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYN's aren't able to practice their love with women all across the country."
Poplar Bluff, Missouri, September 6, 2004


"Will the highways on the Internet become more few?"
Concord, New Hampshire, January 29, 2000

"It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber."
Washington DC, April 10, 2002

"Information is moving. You know, nightly news is one way, of course, but it's also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets."
Washington DC, May 2, 2007

Out of left field

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
Saginaw, Michigan, September 29, 2000

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
LaCrosse, Wisconsin, October 18, 2000

"Those who enter the country illegally violate the law."
Tucson, Arizona, November 28, 2005

"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?"

Speaking to reporter Kai Diekmann, Washington DC, May 5, 2006


On governing

"I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together."
Bartlett, Tennessee, August 18, 2000

"I'm the decider, and I decide what is best."
Washington DC, April 18, 2006

"And truth of the matter is, a lot of reports in Washington are never read by anybody. To show you how important this one is, I read it, and (Tony Blair) read it."
On the publication of the Baker-Hamilton Report, Washington DC, December 7, 2006

"All I can tell you is when the governor calls, I answer his phone."
San Diego, California, October 25, 2007

"I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office."
Washington DC, May 12, 2008


source: BBC world news