The Best Bushisms, Never to Be 'Misunderestimated'

British paper offers random presidential pearls of wisdom
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted Jan 12, 2009 6:13 PM CST
President George W. Bush speaks at the Saban Forum at the Newseum on December 5, 2008 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Will any future leader wreak linguistic havoc with the creative fervor of President Bush? The Guardian bids his presidency adieu with a list of its favorite Bushisms, including:

  • "I’m honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein.”
  • "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
  • "I believe that, as quickly as possible, young cows ought to be allowed to go across our border."

  • "The illiteracy of our children are appalling."
  • “I heard somebody say, ‘Where’s Mandela?’ Well Mandela’s dead. Because Saddam killed all the Mandelas.”
  • "I know that human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
  • "I hear there's rumors on the internets."
  • "There's no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead."
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