“We’ve got pockets of persistent poverty in our society, which I refuse to declare defeat—I mean, I refuse to allow them to continue on. And so one of the things that we’re trying to do is to encourage a faith-based initiative to spread its wings all across America, to be able to capture this great compassionate spirit.”
—O’Fallon, Mo., Mar. 18, 2002
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Bush on Bushisms!“Most of you probably didn’t know that I have a new book out. Some guy put together a collection of my wit and wisdom—or, as he calls it, my accidental wit and wisdom. [ Laughter.] But I’m kind of proud that my words are already in book form.”—Radio-Television Correspondents Association dinner, Washington, D.C., March 29, 2001 (Click here for the full transcript.)
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