Top Ten Bushisms of 2007

It’s that time when everyone has their top ten lists for the year. Daniel Kurtzman has chosen the Top 10 Bushisms of 2007:

The Dumbest Things President Bush Said in 2007

10. “And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I’m sorry it’s the case, and I’ll work hard to try to elevate it.” –interview on National Public Radio, Jan. 29, 2007

9. “I fully understand those who say you can’t win this thing militarily. That’s exactly what the United States military says, that you can’t win this military.” –on the need for political progress in Iraq, Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2007

8. “One of my concerns is that the health care not be as good as it can possibly be.” –on military benefits, Tipp City, Ohio, April 19, 2007

7. “Mr. Prime Minister, thank you for your introduction. Thank you for being such a fine host for the OPEC summit.” –addressing Australian Prime Minister John Howard at the APEC Summit. Later, in the same speech: “As John Howard accurately noted when he went to thank the Austrian troops there last year…” –referring to Australian troops as “Austrian troops,” Sept. 7, 2007

6. “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.” –on British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Washington, D.C., May 17, 2007

5. “You helped our nation celebrate its bicentennial in 17 — 1976.” –to Queen Elizabeth, Washington, D.C., May 7, 2007 (Watch video clip)

4. “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.” –deciding he is no longer just “The Decider,” Washington, D.C., May 2, 2007 (Watch video clip)

3. “Information is moving — you know, nightly news is one way, of course, but it’s also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets.” –Washington, D.C., May 2, 2007

2. “There are some similarities, of course (between Iraq and Vietnam). Death is terrible.” –Tipp City, Ohio, April 19, 2007

1. “As yesterday’s positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured.” –on the No Child Left Behind Act, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2007 (Watch video clip)


  1. 1
    Ishmael says:

    Not bad, not bad…. I’m not prepared here off the cuff to come up with better ones, but if those are the worst of the year, he seems to be doing better … or learning to keep his mouth shut more.

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    Albert says:

    Bush: ‘It’ll be interesting to know what the true facts are.’

    around Dec10–11 2007

    Another dumbass quote!

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    Jericho says:

    These are only the quotes even a six year old can laugh about. If you listen to every single word Bushies says in any press release it becomes clear that Bushies can’t go a sentence without making you laugh. I mean, the other day he was blaming the democrats for overspending, telling us the surge was ‘working’ even though no progress can be made militarily and praising the strong economy that just went down the tubes…. Bushies are walking Bushionaries, or talking Neoconisms, or whatever, but they’re funny as Bill Maher! Just not when they’re telling jokes.

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    Andy says:

    There is internet2 now so he could mean that.

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    Jeff says:

    I would have to vote for:

    “I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room.”

    Although that’s not grammatically incorrect so much as morally reprehensible.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    That’s a different type of absurd statement. Rather than mangling the words he totally mangled health care ideas to think that going to an ER substitutes for chronic medical care. It probably deserves to be on the list, but if we include everything he said which is a bad idea, as opposed to bad use of language, it would really be hard to get it down to only ten.

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