“People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I’ll give you an example; I don’t read what’s handed to me. People say, ‘Here, here’s your speech, or here’s an idea for a speech.’ They’re changed. Trust me.”
–Interview with the New York Times, March 15, 2000
“Because I’m a forgiving person. People know it’s not true. I believe, eventually, that inured to my benefit, primarily because people listened to the call, listened to the accusation and filtered it out, based on who I am.”
–In answer to a question about how he forgives John McCain for portraying him as anti-Catholic, same interview.
For more, see “ The Complete Bushisms.”