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Bushisms of the Week

“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. (Thanks to Alfred Stanley, Austin, Texas.)

Bush: “First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not the independence day. That’s dieciséis de Septiembre, and …” 

Matthews: “What’s that in English?”

Bush: “Fifteenth of September …”

[“dieciséis de Septiembre” = “September 16”]

Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000. (Thanks to numerous readers.)

“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.”


For more, see “ The Complete Bushisms.”