Bushisms: Department of Corrections

Slate published this morning’s Bushism based on this Associated Press account. In fact, the AP story misattributes the quote to Bush. The statement was made by Chinese president Jiang Zemin, as this transcript shows. Slate apologizes for the error.

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For more, see “The Complete Bushisms.”

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.)