TPO's George W. Bush Quote Page

     "Actually, I -- this may sound a little West Texan to you, but
     I like it.  When I'm talking about -- when I'm talking about myself,
and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me."
--Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000

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

     "I think we agree, the past is over."
--On his meeting with John McCain, Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000

     "Laura and I really don't realize how bright our children is sometime
     until we get an objective analysis."
--Meet the Press, April 15, 2000

     "I was raised in the West.  The west of Texas.  It's pretty close to
     California.  In more ways than Washington, D.C., is close to
--Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2000

     "We want our teachers to be trained so they can meet the obligations;
     their obligations as teachers.  We want them to know how to teach
     the science of reading.  In order to make sure there's not this kind
     of federal cufflink."
--Fritsche Middle School, Milwaukee, March 30, 2000

     "The fact that he relies on facts -- says things that are not factual
     -- are going to undermine his campaign."
--New York Times, March 4, 2000

     "It is not Reaganesque to support a tax plan that is Clinton in nature."
--Los Angeles, Feb. 23, 2000

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

     "The senator has got to understand if he's going to have he can't
     have it both ways.  He can't take the high horse and then claim the
low road."
--To reporters in Florence, S.C., Feb. 17, 2000

     "If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and
     principles, come and join this campaign."
--Hilton Head, S.C., Feb. 16, 2000

     "How do you know if you don't measure if you have a system that
simply suckles kids through?"
--Explaining the need for educational accountability, Beaufort, S.C., Feb.
16, 2000

     "We ought to make the pie higher."
--South Carolina Republican Debate, Feb. 15, 2000

     "I've changed my style somewhat, as you know.  I'm less, I
     pontificate less, although it may be hard to tell it from this show.
And I'm more interacting with people."
--Meet The Press, Feb. 13, 2000

     "I think we need not only to eliminate the tollbooth to the middle
class, I think we should knock down the tollbooth."
--Nashua, N.H., as quoted by Gail Collins, New York Times, Feb. 1, 2000

     "The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my  case."
--Pella, Iowa, as quoted in the San Antonio Express News, Jan. 30, 2000"

     "Will the highways on the Internet become more few?"
--Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000

     "This is Preservation Month.  I appreciate preservation.  It's what
     you do when you run for president.  You gotta preserve."
--Speaking during Perseverance Month at Fairgrounds Elementary School in
Nashua, N.H.

     "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
--Greater Nashua, N.H., Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 27, 2000

     "This is still a dangerous world.  It's a world of madmen and
uncertainty and potential mental losses."
--At a South Carolina oyster roast; quoted in the Financial Times, Jan. 14,

     "We must all hear the universal call to like your neighbor just like
     you like to be liked yourself."
--At a South Carolina oyster roast; quoted in the Financial Times, Jan. 14,

     "Rarely is the question asked:  Is our children learning?"
--Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

     "There needs to be debates, like we're going through.  There needs
     to be townhall meetings.  There needs to be travel.  This is a huge
--Larry King Live, Dec. 16, 1999

     "The important question is, How many hands have I shaked?"
--Answering a question about why he hasn't spent more time in New Hampshire;
quoted in the New York Times, Oct. 23, 1999

     "Keep good relations with the Grecians."
--Quoted in the Economist, June 12, 1999

     "I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the   job
is underestimating."
--U.S. News & World Report, April 3, 2000

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