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George W. Bush

George W. Bush

Birthday: 6 July 1946, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Birth Name: George Walker Bush
Height: 182 cm

The 43rd President of the United States of America, George Walker Bush (known colloquially as "W" to distinguish himself from his father, George Bush, the 41st president of the U.S.), was bo ...Show More

George W. Bush
I hope I stand for anti-bigotry, anti-Semitism, anti-racism. This is what drives me. I hope I stand for anti-bigotry, anti-Semitism, anti-racism. This is what drives me.
[to a reporter who asked him, after the Lewis 'Scooter' Libby trial was over, to talk about the Vale Show more [to a reporter who asked him, after the Lewis 'Scooter' Libby trial was over, to talk about the Valerie Plame Wilson leak case--Plame was an undercover CIA officer whose identity was leaked by Bush administration sources--which he promised he would do after the trial was over] It's run its course. Now we're going to move on. Next question. Hide
Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way America is all about. Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way America is all about.
My views are one that speaks to freedom. My views are one that speaks to freedom.
[on British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Washington, D.C., May 17, 2007] My relationship with this goo Show more [on British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Washington, D.C., May 17, 2007] My relationship with this good man is where I've been focused, and that's where my concentration is. And I don't regret any other aspect of it. And so I--we filled a lot of space together. Hide
[on modeling his own retirement on this father's] I watched him carefully and how he moved on with h Show more [on modeling his own retirement on this father's] I watched him carefully and how he moved on with his life. He didn't linger. He didn't have a sense of needing to hang on to the presidency. I learned from him that when it's over, its over. One you're off the stage, you're off the stage. Hide
[justifying a preemptory attack on Iraq] Fearing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the fin Show more [justifying a preemptory attack on Iraq] Fearing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof - the smoking gun - that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud. Hide
[Washington, DC, April 3, 2007] Iraq is a very important part of securing the homeland, and it's a v Show more [Washington, DC, April 3, 2007] Iraq is a very important part of securing the homeland, and it's a very important part of helping change the Middle East into a part of the world that will not serve as a threat to the civilized world, to people like-or to the developed world, to people like-in the United States. Hide
Mr. Vice President, in all due respect, it is - I'm not sure 80 percent of the people get the death Show more Mr. Vice President, in all due respect, it is - I'm not sure 80 percent of the people get the death tax. I know this: 100 percent will get it if I'm the president. Hide
Actually, I--this may sound a little West Texan to you, but I like it. When I'm talking about--when Show more 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. Hide
[on the fate of Saddam Hussein after trial] I've got my own personal views. This is a brutal dictato Show more [on the fate of Saddam Hussein after trial] I've got my own personal views. This is a brutal dictator. He's a person who killed a lot of people. But my personal views are not important in this matter. It's going to be up to the Iraqis to make those decisions. Hide
Tribal sovereignty means that, it's sovereign. You're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're Show more Tribal sovereignty means that, it's sovereign. You're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And, therefore, the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities. Hide
It's your money. You paid for it. It's your money. You paid for it.
[December 5, 2005 - on Julie Harris, just 3 days after she celebrated her 80th birthday]: It's hard Show more [December 5, 2005 - on Julie Harris, just 3 days after she celebrated her 80th birthday]: It's hard to imagine the American stage without the face, the voice, and the limitless talent of Julie Harris. She has found happiness in her life's work, and we thank her for sharing that happiness with the whole world. Hide
[on Barack Obama's inauguration] When I saw his hand go up, I thought 'Free at last.' [on Barack Obama's inauguration] When I saw his hand go up, I thought 'Free at last.'
I will not yield, I will not rest, I will not relent in waging the struggle for freedom and security Show more I will not yield, I will not rest, I will not relent in waging the struggle for freedom and security for the American people. Hide
[Greensboro, NC, Oct. 10, 2000] Our priorities is our faith. [Greensboro, NC, Oct. 10, 2000] Our priorities is our faith.
We've been attacked for where I was born, for who my family is, and where my money has come from. I Show more We've been attacked for where I was born, for who my family is, and where my money has come from. I don't think that's fair. Hide
My job is to lead. My job is to lead.
I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun. I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.
[State of the Union address, Jan. 28, 2003] Freedom is not America's gift to the world. It is God's Show more [State of the Union address, Jan. 28, 2003] Freedom is not America's gift to the world. It is God's gift to humanity. Hide
I don't think I was clinically an alcoholic; I didn't have the genuine addiction. I don't know why I Show more I don't think I was clinically an alcoholic; I didn't have the genuine addiction. I don't know why I drank. I liked to drink, I guess. Hide
[Discussing the continuing need for heightened airline security, Washington, DC, April 3, 2007] That Show more [Discussing the continuing need for heightened airline security, Washington, DC, April 3, 2007] That's why we are inconveniencing air traffickers, to make sure nobody is carrying weapons on airplanes. Hide
I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe - I believe w Show more I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe - I believe what I believe is right. Hide
[September 20, 2001] I will not forget the wound to our country and those who inflicted it. I will n Show more [September 20, 2001] I will not forget the wound to our country and those who inflicted it. I will not yield, I will not rest, I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people. Hide
America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time. None of us will ever forget this Show more America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time. None of us will ever forget this day. Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world. Hide
[March 11, 2004] Human life is a creation of God, not a commodity to be exploited by man. [March 11, 2004] Human life is a creation of God, not a commodity to be exploited by man.
When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 tent and hit a camel in the Show more When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 tent and hit a camel in the butt. Hide
[on his retirement hobby] I spent a lot of time on personal diplomacy and befriended leaders, and le Show more [on his retirement hobby] I spent a lot of time on personal diplomacy and befriended leaders, and learned about their families and their likes and dislikes, to the point where I felt comfortable painting them. Painting portraits of my friends, and some people who weren't necessarily my friends, gave me a sense to convey a feeling I have about them, because I got to know them well in the presidency. I'd never lifted a brush before. I'd never been next to paint. So I gave it a whirl. I tell people that the signature on my paintings is worth more than the paintings. Hide
Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument Show more Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history. Hide
You can disagree with me on issues, John [John McCain], but do not question my trustworthiness. And Show more You can disagree with me on issues, John [John McCain], but do not question my trustworthiness. And do not compare me to Bill Clinton. Hide
Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways t Show more Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. Hide
[advice to novice portrait artists Don't paint your wife. [advice to novice portrait artists Don't paint your wife.
The very act of spending money can be expensive. The very act of spending money can be expensive.
[on his hopes for Saddam Hussein's interrogation] I don't believe he'll tell the truth. He didn't te Show more [on his hopes for Saddam Hussein's interrogation] I don't believe he'll tell the truth. He didn't tell the truth for over a decade. I just can't believe he's going to change his ways now just because he happens to be captured. Hide
[June 14, 2001, speaking to Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson, unaware that a live TV camera was Show more [June 14, 2001, speaking to Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson, unaware that a live TV camera was running] It's amazing I won. I was running against peace, prosperity, and incumbency. Hide
Our priorities are our faith. Our priorities are our family. Our priority is a country we love dearl Show more Our priorities are our faith. Our priorities are our family. Our priority is a country we love dearly called America. Hide
One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected. One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected.
[To rescue workers at the World Trade Center, New York, September 14, 2001] I can hear you! I hear y Show more [To rescue workers at the World Trade Center, New York, September 14, 2001] I can hear you! I hear you, the rest of the world hears you, and the people who knocked down these buildings will hear all of us soon! Hide
[Tipp City, OH, April 19, 2007] My job is a job to make decisions. I'm a decision- if the job descri Show more [Tipp City, OH, April 19, 2007] My job is a job to make decisions. I'm a decision- if the job description were, what do you do-it's decision maker. Hide
We will stay the course, we will complete the job in Iraq. And the job is this: We'll help the Iraqi Show more We will stay the course, we will complete the job in Iraq. And the job is this: We'll help the Iraqis develop a democracy. Hide
If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long. If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long.
[October 2002] If we know Saddam has WMDs - and we do - does it make sense for the world to wait to Show more [October 2002] If we know Saddam has WMDs - and we do - does it make sense for the world to wait to confront him? Hide
[Washington, DC, May 17, 2007] We understand the fright that can come when you're worried about a ro Show more [Washington, DC, May 17, 2007] We understand the fright that can come when you're worried about a rocket landing on top of your home. Hide
I do tears. I've got God's shoulder to cry on. And I cry a lot. I do a lot of crying in this job. I' Show more I do tears. I've got God's shoulder to cry on. And I cry a lot. I do a lot of crying in this job. I'll bet I've shed more tears than you can count, as president. I'll shed some tomorrow. Hide
[on Saddam Hussein's fate] This is a disgusting tyrant who deserves justice, the ultimate justice. [on Saddam Hussein's fate] This is a disgusting tyrant who deserves justice, the ultimate justice.
Uh, I never ran for governor of Texas to be president. It didn't enter my mind when I was 21. It did Show more Uh, I never ran for governor of Texas to be president. It didn't enter my mind when I was 21. It didn't enter my mind when I was 31 or 41. Truthfully. I mean, I didn't conduct my life to try to figure out how to be president. And so when all this speculation started, it caught me, and my mother, totally by surprise. But I am interested. I'm interested because, um, I'm concerned about the future of our country. That's why I'm interested. Hide
[Regarding 9/11, from the 2004 State of the Union address] In grief, we found the grace to go on. [Regarding 9/11, from the 2004 State of the Union address] In grief, we found the grace to go on.
My job is to, like, think beyond the immediate. My job is to, like, think beyond the immediate.
The presidency is more than an honor, it is more than an office, it is a charge to keep and I will g Show more The presidency is more than an honor, it is more than an office, it is a charge to keep and I will give it my all. Hide
[on comparisons between the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, Tipp City, OH, April 19, 2007] There are some Show more [on comparisons between the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, Tipp City, OH, April 19, 2007] There are some similarities, of course-death is terrible. Hide
I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully. I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.
[September 20, 2001 - Speech to joint session of Congress]: Whether we bring our enemies to justice Show more [September 20, 2001 - Speech to joint session of Congress]: Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice *will* be done. Hide
This administration is doing everything we can to end the stalemate in an efficient way. We're makin Show more This administration is doing everything we can to end the stalemate in an efficient way. We're making the right decisions to bring the solution to an end. Hide
[on the notion that American politics is another kind of family business] I don't think it's a famil Show more [on the notion that American politics is another kind of family business] I don't think it's a family business. That means that when I was raised, it was "Okay, little boy, I want you to start studying the political issues so that when you're old enough we'll be able to chuck you into the arena". That's not the way it worked. The way it worked, in my case, I got married. I had to make a living. And, no question, I was interested in politics, primarily because I admired my dad so much. Hide
[During a televised address on the night of September 11, 2001] We will prevail. [During a televised address on the night of September 11, 2001] We will prevail.
I truly believe that the decisions I made will make the world a better place. Unfortunately, if you' Show more I truly believe that the decisions I made will make the world a better place. Unfortunately, if you're doing big things, most of the time you're never going to be around to see them. And I fully understand that. If you aim for big change, you shouldn't expect to be rewarded by short-term history. Hide
More and more of our imports come from overseas. More and more of our imports come from overseas.
[on the reasons for the invasion of Iraq] Nobody was lying. The reality was that I had sent American Show more [on the reasons for the invasion of Iraq] Nobody was lying. The reality was that I had sent American troops into combat based in large part on intelligence that proved false. No one was more shocked or angry than I was when we didn't find the weapons. I had a sickening feeling every time I thought about it. I still do. Hide
The signal we ought to send to our children is that in spite of what happened in the '60s and '70s, Show more The signal we ought to send to our children is that in spite of what happened in the '60s and '70s, we have learned some lessons. And the lessons ought to be: don't be using drugs and alcohol. Hide
[Washington, DC, May 2, 2007] Information is moving-you know, nightly news is one way, of course, bu Show more [Washington, DC, May 2, 2007] Information is moving-you know, nightly news is one way, of course, but it's also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets. Hide
[on his hopes for Saddam Hussein's interrogation] He's a deceiver, he's a liar, he's a torturer, he' Show more [on his hopes for Saddam Hussein's interrogation] He's a deceiver, he's a liar, he's a torturer, he's a murderer. I can't imagine why he would change his attitude, since he'll be treated humanely by US troops. And, you know, I would be very skeptical of anything he said one way or the other. Hide
[Lacrosse, WI, Oct. 18, 2000] Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. [Lacrosse, WI, Oct. 18, 2000] Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.
This is still a dangerous world. It's a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mental losses. This is still a dangerous world. It's a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mental losses.
[St. Louis, MO, Oct. 18, 2000] If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then Show more [St. Louis, MO, Oct. 18, 2000] If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then I'm for it. Hide
It's one thing about insurance, that's a Washington term. It's one thing about insurance, that's a Washington term.
[on benefits provided to military personnel, Tipp City, OH, April 19, 2007] One of my concerns is th Show more [on benefits provided to military personnel, Tipp City, OH, April 19, 2007] One of my concerns is that the health care not be as good as it can possibly be. Hide
[Announcing his run for re-election] I have come to realize this job is a magnificent job. [Announcing his run for re-election] I have come to realize this job is a magnificent job.
[from a Yale University commencement address] To those of you who received honours, awards and disti Show more [from a Yale University commencement address] To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say, well done. And to the C students, I say, you too can be president of the United States. Hide
I was not elected to serve one party, but to serve one nation. I was not elected to serve one party, but to serve one nation.
[from his address to the nation, September 11, 2001] Tonight I ask for your prayers for all those wh Show more [from his address to the nation, September 11, 2001] Tonight I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: 'Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with me'. This is a day when all Americans, from every walk of life, unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do it this time. None of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world. Hide
I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions; I can't answer y Show more I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions; I can't answer your question. Hide
Washington, DC, May 2, 2007] The question is, who ought to make that decision? The Congress or the c Show more Washington, DC, May 2, 2007] The question is, who ought to make that decision? The Congress or the commanders? And as you know, my position is clear--I'm a commander guy. Hide
[During an interview about the recent death of Ronald Reagan, former US President and former Governo Show more [During an interview about the recent death of Ronald Reagan, former US President and former Governor of California] . . . of course I think he was underestimated. People, mostly people on the East Coast, were saying that an actor couldn't be President. But what they were forgetting was that he was the governor of the largest state in the Union. Hide
In the corporate world, sometimes things aren't exactly black and white when it comes to accounting Show more In the corporate world, sometimes things aren't exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures. Hide
We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incr Show more We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease, and it suffers from poverty as well. Hide
[dedicating a new American embassy in China, 2008] Its quite an honor, to be introduced by your dad. Show more [dedicating a new American embassy in China, 2008] Its quite an honor, to be introduced by your dad. This has got to be a historic moment, father and son, two presidents, opening up an embassy. I suspect it's the first, although I must confess I haven't done a lot of research in the itinerary of the Adams boys. Hide
If I'm the president, we're going to have emergency-room care, we're going to have gag orders. If I'm the president, we're going to have emergency-room care, we're going to have gag orders.
The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough Show more The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants. Hide
[Tipp City, OH, April 19, 2007] And everybody wants to be loved-not everybody, but-you run for offic Show more [Tipp City, OH, April 19, 2007] And everybody wants to be loved-not everybody, but-you run for office, I guess you do. You never heard anybody say, 'I want to be despised, I'm running for office.' Hide
[Discussing the website GWbush.com, which parodies him] There ought to be limits to freedom. We're a Show more [Discussing the website GWbush.com, which parodies him] There ought to be limits to freedom. We're aware of this site, and this guy is just a garbage man, that's all he is. Hide
The United States has no truer friend than Great Britain. The United States has no truer friend than Great Britain.
It is presumptuous and insulting to suggest that a whole region of the world - or the one-fifth of h Show more It is presumptuous and insulting to suggest that a whole region of the world - or the one-fifth of humanity that is Muslim - is somehow untouched by the most basic aspirations of life. Human cultures can be vastly different. Yet the human heart desires the same good things, everywhere on Earth. Hide
Is our children learning? Is our children learning?
Spreading wealth and hope in Africa is a cause worthy of our great nation. Spreading wealth and hope in Africa is a cause worthy of our great nation.
Drug therapies are replacing a lot of medicines as we used to know it. Drug therapies are replacing a lot of medicines as we used to know it.
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