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Bush

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Why About

When I was at 'SNL,' I would constantly get in arguments, 'Why aren't we more political? We're not going after Bush.' Then look what happened - that Sarah Palin season, they were on fire. It was about something.

- Adam McKay

Thought Always

I always thought George Bush was more oblivious than mean, but oblivious can quickly go to mean.

- Adam McKay

Forgive Country

If someone busted into your house and robbed you, would you then forgive them if you found out they were a veteran? Of course not. So why are we forgiving McCain for selling out his country by supporting the Bush agenda?

- Adam McKay

Built Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney and Bush's rise to power were built on tons of money from corporations and a dulled press.

- Adam McKay

Always Long Island

My grandmother had a lilac bush at her home in Long Island. I always associate the scent of it with her and try to have lilacs in my home.

- Aerin Lauder

Away Administration

I also focus on Bush and his administration - who do a lot of lying - and how a right-wing media has allowed them to get away with a lot of stuff that, in a different media environment, they probably wouldn't be able to get away with.

- Al Franken

Reagan George W. Bush

If we have George W. Bush as president, we're going to go back to the kind of policies we had when his father and Ronald Reagan were president.

- Al Franken

I Think Right Wing

I don't think I'm an angry person. I think I'm a person who's angry. I'm angry at the Bush administration; I'm angry at the right wing media. And by that I don't mean the media is right wing. I mean, there is a part of the media that's not the mainstream media. That's Fox, that is 'The Wall Street Journal' editorial page.

- Al Franken

About GOP

It's a coup by the GOP to grab the governorship to California to make this place a safe haven for George W. Bush in 2004. It's incredible when you think about it. The recall cost the state $100 million.

- Al Jardine

Play Sometimes

On my radio show at night, people will sometimes - conservatives will call and say, 'You know what, I'm really sorry I cast my vote for President Bush.' And we play Brenda Lee and 'I'm Sorry' and ask them to sing along.

- Alan Colmes

Christians Jews

Christians get trees. Jews get bushes. To stay in good standing with the Tribe, you've got to refer to a Christmas tree as a Hanukkah bush.

- Alan Colmes

Elected Voted

Bush wasn't elected, he was selected - selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines.

- Alec Baldwin

Public Manure

Everything that Bush touches turns to manure in public policy.

- Alec Baldwin

Will Torture

The Bush administration will go down in history as the Torture Team.

- Alex Gibney

Color Capabilities

The Bush administration is the most diverse in history because the president fills jobs on the basis of a person's capabilities and qualifications, not on the color of his or her skin.

- Alphonso Jackson

Politics Young

A lot of young poets today, from what I've heard and experienced, can't get their heads past George W. Bush, and I've heard so many poems about this democracy and this era of politics that I'm kind of bored by it.

- Amber Tamblyn

Tell Nine

'Griot' is a French word which means, you know, really, literally, 'cry.' You know, like the town crier. You know, they come in and say, you know, 'It's nine o'clock; everything is cool.' You know, 'President Bush is a fool.' I mean, stuff like that just to tell you. But for the kind of, the African thing is called djali.

- Amiri Baraka

Father Politics

I don't care what you do - baseball or politics - George W. Bush is always going to be compared to his father. I just want it to be an easy answer in 50 years - Who was the better player, me, or my kids? I want it to be my kids.

- Andy Van Slyke

Often Referring

When Bush says democracy, I often wonder what he's referring to.

- Angela Davis

Here Before

Before Katrina, you didn't see criticism of the Bush administration in the media. Here they are, stealing elections, enacting illegal wars, huge crimes against humanity and democracy, and you didn't even see criticism. It wasn't until Katrina that people started to come down on them.

- Ani DiFranco

Two Reagan

Four years of Jimmy Carter gave us two titanic Reagan landslides, peace and prosperity for eight blessed years - and even a third term for his feckless vice president, George H.W. Bush.

- Ann Coulter

Conservative Tell

Well, let me tell you, any conservative that's unhappy with George Bush warms my heart, in any way that they can wake up and smell the coffee would be really great.

- Ann Richards

Stevie Stevie Wonder

I saw George Bush at a benefit concert actually waving at Stevie Wonder. Someone had to tell him 'he can't see you'.

- Anne Robinson

Stay Am

I am from the bush. The bush did not define me. I did not stay in the bush, but I never forgot where I came from.

- Anthony Carmona

Through Republican

Neoconservative Republican President George W. Bush took office determined to aggressively export American democratic values through conflict. The Iraq war, a misdirected response to 9/11, tacked trillions of dollars on to the deficit while further destabilising the Middle East.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Myself Congressional

President Bush bestowed the Congressional Medal on myself.

- Aretha Franklin

Cut George W. Bush

When President George W. Bush cut taxes, he cut them for everyone.

- Ari Fleischer

Terror Separate

For years, the Bush Administration eviscerated all the military and legal structures that were designed to separate the innocent from the guilty in the 'Global War on Terror.'

- Alex Gibney

Strong Administration

The whole macho thing has to be reexamined. Because in my view, the Bush administration was weak, not strong. To engage in a policy of torture is a weak policy. Because ultimately, it encourages the terrorists. It undermines our own values. It corrupts our system. And it doesn't get good intelligence.

- Alex Gibney

Decade Reason

George W. Bush has dutifully, if not intentionally, provided Americans with laughs for nearly a decade. He has also made them cry, sometimes for the same reason.

- Alexandra Petri

United Settlements

We do not build new Jewish communities in Samaria, Judea and Gaza. The United States has never accepted our building of communities or of the fence. Yet, I've managed to develop relations between Israel and the United States even though President Bush never supported settlements.

- Ariel Sharon

Takeover Outrage

Global warming, the ongoing destruction of the planet, Third World debt, the uselessness of the railways, the takeover by the corporations, the scary George Bush person: all these things are important and should be animating me into outrage. Yet somehow they do not.

- Arthur Smith

Thought Big

Just look at who won the third debate between Bush and Gore. I knew Bush won, because people liked him more. People just didn't like Gore. But all the journalists thought Gore won big, he cleaned the guy's clock.

- Chris Matthews

Big Other

The 'Bourne' movies are great in their own ways; it introduces a whole other sort of allegory about the Bush years. The secrecy and the threats of a big global organization.

- Chris Terrio

Been Had

I had worked for George Bush as a speechwriter, and I read a lot of White House memoirs. They all have two themes: 'It Wasn't My Fault' and 'It Would Have Been Much Worse if I Hadn't Been There.'

- Christopher Buckley

Taxes Am

My son was killed in 2004. I am not paying my taxes for 2004. You killed my son, George Bush, and I don't owe you a penny.

- Cindy Sheehan

Will Brought

The war in Iraq will end, our troops will come home, Bush will be impeached and he will be brought to justice.

- Cindy Sheehan

Hometown Back

I met Jeb Bush in 1971 in my hometown in Mexico. We dated for three years back and forth. Then, after three years, he proposed to me.

- Columba Bush

Cure Backed

In a prime-time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That's right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and whatever it is I have.

- Conan O'Brien

Cards Attend

President Bush left for Canada today to attend a trade summit. Reportedly, the trade summit got off to an awkward start when the president pulled out his baseball cards.

- Conan O'Brien

Been Trump

Jeb Bush has been labeled 'low energy,' and he will be so for the rest of his life, because Mr. Trump labeled him that way. He's a master brander. Marco Rubio is going to be 'Little Marco' forever. Ted Cruz is 'Lyin' Ted,' because that's what people understand.

- Corey Lewandowski

More Administration

Once again, we see the Bush administration paying for its failed policies by cutting funds to vital public services and jeopardizing more American jobs.

- Corrine Brown

People Rumsfeld

The only people I've ever heard saying that disagreeing with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld is un-American or treasonous are people who disagree with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld.

- Craig Bruce

Leaders Yelling

President Bush spent last night calling world leaders to support the war with Iraq and it is sad when the most powerful man on earth is yelling, 'I know you're there, pick up, pick up.

- Craig Kilborn

Couch Cut

Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions, saying a promise made, a promise broken. And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch.

- Craig Kilborn

Quick Hussein

Democrats were quick to point out that President Bush's budget creates a 1 trillion dollar deficit. The White House quickly responded with 'Hey, look over there, it's Saddam Hussein.'

- Craig Kilborn

Shepherd Cluttered

I've lived in Shepherd's Bush for five years with my friend Georgia in a cosy, cluttered flat.

- Cressida Bonas

Legend Feel

There are days when I'm completely obsessed with Kate Bush, and there are days when I'm completely obsessed with the Eurythmics. Then it's Aretha Franklin, then it's Lena Horne, then it's Ella Fitzgerald, then it's John Legend, then it's Michael Jackson. Music, to me, is like food, so I feel like whatever I need that day, I can get from a song.

- Cynthia Erivo

Politics Career

I had a unique circumstance in which my career was associated with George W. Bush, who went straight to the top. I went to work for him in October of 1993. So my whole identity in national politics is associated with this president, and you know, I kind of want to leave it that way. It's not tugging at me to go do the '08 cycle.

- Dan Bartlett

Want Robin

I want to be Robin to Bush's Batman.

- Dan Quayle

Future Get

In George Bush you get experience, and with me you get - The Future!

- Dan Quayle

Astronauts Fellow

Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts.

- Dan Quayle

Election Against

The first presidential election I really paid attention to was in 1988 when George H. W. Bush ran against Michael Dukakis.

- Dana Perino

Vice Reagan

I grew up admiring Ronald Reagan and Vice President Bush, and if I were old enough, I would have voted for 41. I was glad he won.

- Dana Perino

Want Read

If you really hate George Bush, you don't want to read about his hobbies or that he's nice to his friends or that he's good company at dinner.

- Daniel Okrent

One Thing Adolf

I'm not comparing Bush to Adolf Hitler - because George Bush, for one thing, is not as smart as Adolf Hitler.

- David Clennon

Couple Certainly

I've met Bill Clinton, Obama a couple of times... I certainly didn't meet George Bush, and wouldn't want to.

- David Crosby

Bad Going

Nobody is going to be as bad for free thinking, right-minded individuals than George Bush.

- David Cross

Comedy Other

Where my comedy really solidified was when Bush was elected. I couldn't understand how craven and crass he was, and how dumb other people were for electing him.

- David Cross

Think George W. Bush

Whatever you think of George W. Bush, he left office with his faith intact, and I respect that.

- David Gregory

Administration About

Bob Gates has unusual standing in the debate about the Obama administration's foreign policy: He was defense secretary for both a hawkish President George W. Bush and a wary President Obama. He understood Bush's desire to project power and Obama's skepticism.

- David Ignatius

Pope Obama

Eisenhower was less deferential to the military than he seemed likely to be, Kennedy was not at all beholden to the pope, George W. Bush was smarter than portrayed and Barack Obama has not led a charge from the left - least of all on behalf of the civil liberties that have eroded since September 11, 2001.

- David K. Shipler

American Organisation

George W. Bush: a person who is the ultimate outcome of the American condition. Someone promoted above ability because of circumstance and organisation and empathy. You don't have to be intelligent. A moron in a hurry could know that you don't prevent war by having a war.

- David Lange

Need Voters

President Bush has said that he does not need approval from the UN to wage war, and I'm thinking, well, hell, he didn't need the approval of the American voters to become president, either.

- David Letterman

Some George W. Bush

The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves.

- David Letterman

Seniors Acknowledged

Not too many years ago, both parties acknowledged that our entitlement commitments were a sword hanging over our heads. But when President George W. Bush tried to begin discussions on Social Security reform, Democrats ridiculed and demonized him and told seniors he was after their nest eggs.

- David Limbaugh

Year Half

The entire economy, of course, is locked in a down cycle right now. Last time we weathered this was during another Bush presidency in '90. We were locked in it for a year and a half and everyone came out of it.

- David Talbot

Congress Fulfill

Every day President Bush and Congress refuse to fulfill their obligation to special ed is another day Wisconsin property taxpayers are stuck with the bill. It's unfair, irresponsible and must stop.

- Jim Doyle

New Rural

It's hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to mention the word 'farm' or the word 'rural.'

- Jim Hightower

Nation Some

Since the day he came into office, President Bush has worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening many of our Nation's standing environmental laws, some of which were signed into law by his father.

- Jim Jeffords

Country Code

Moreover, from reforming the tax code to our immigration system, to commonsense legal reform, President Bush put America on notice that he will continue fighting to make the country, and the world, a better place for future generations.

- Jim Sensenbrenner

Bill Clinton Handful

I've met a handful of presidents, from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton to George Bush to Barack Obama.

- Jimmie Johnson

Several Devastation

President Bush, Secretary of State Rice, and several cabinet level officials have visited Alabama's Gulf Coast in recent days to tour the devastation and to offer their continuing support and prayers for everyone affected by the storm.

- Jo Bonner

Still Feels

Walking out into the bush still feels the same as when I first came to Kenya in 1989, on the day the Berlin Wall came down.

- Jochen Zeitz

Congress Chambers

George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggression that killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children.

- Jodie Evans

Cruel Given

Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel.

- Joe Klein

Year Defied

Bush the Elder's stature as president grows with every passing year. He was the finest foreign policy president I've ever covered and a man who defied his party on tax increases while imposing budget restrictions on the Democrats.

- Joe Klein

Bomber Second Term

Back in George W. Bush's second term, when diplomatic realism began to overtake foolish bellicosity, the president developed one of his patented nicknames for the two most powerful neoconservative journalists, William Kristol and Charles Krauthammer: he called them 'the Bomber Boys.'

- Joe Klein

Administration Very

I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities. We can't talk about community values without being prepared to invest in those very same communities.

- Joe Lieberman

Some Obama

Look what's happened to Barack Obama over the last two years or George Bush for eight. It's a blood sport. But at some point I may feel the need to run for office again.

- Joe Scarborough

Shepherd Donated

The highest pay cheque my mother ever received funded the building of a nursery school in Shepherd's Bush - the school cost well over three times the money she donated to the making of the film 'The Palestinian.' Unsurprisingly this always goes unmentioned in the press.

- Joely Richardson

Comparing Obama

It's important to remember that Bush Derangement Syndrome on the left - comparing him to Hitler, calling him a terrorist and a tyrant - preceded Obama Derangement Syndrome on the right.

- John Avlon

Down Issues

It's easy to kick somebody when they're down. George W. Bush has dealt with more difficult issues than any president since Franklin Roosevelt. And I've told my colleagues it's time that we go stand up for the president.

- John Boehner

Democratic Party

The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World's potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it.

- John Conyers

Politics Appears

We are all encouraged that Bush appears, really for the first time in his experience on the stage of presidential politics, relaxed. His comfort is our comfort.

- John Dean

Brought Achievements

Inaugural speeches are supposed to be huge and stirring. Presidents haul our heroes onstage, from George Washington to Martin Luther King Jr. George W. Bush brought the Liberty Bell. They use history to make greatness and achievements seem like something you can just take down from the shelf.

- John Dickerson

Thanks Hire

Thanks to President Bush and Republican principles, businesses now have more confidence to hire workers.

- John Doolittle

Over George W. Bush

George W. Bush has much to evaluate: he has presided over the most sweeping redesign of U.S. grand strategy since the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

- John Lewis Gaddis

Administration Fewer

America has lost the moral high ground with the rest of the world, and we have fewer allies as a result. President Bush and his administration have undermined the war on terror by using tactics outlawed by international treaty and condemned by even our closest friends.

- John Olver

Vice Repeatedly

Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. None were ever found.

- John Olver

Some Very

It's very clear that the Bush Administration is out of control. It contains some truly dangerous people.

- John Pilger

Been Had

Fahrenheit 9/11 took public domain information that should have been on the news every night and put it in a film that a lot of people went to see. But still Bush has never had to answer those charges.

- John Sayles

Which Opposed

The Bush administration staunchly opposed legislation which would preserve overtime pay for all workers.

- John Sweeney

Reason Everybody

The reason I ran in 2006 was to make my district one of the fifteen that at the time it would have taken to switch the control of the House and stop the Bush agenda. The second priority I had was to provide health care for everybody. And the third was to do public financing of campaigns.

- John Yarmuth

Country Against

If the Bush Administration cannot ensure Americans that they will be safe from the flu, how will they protect our country against a possible bio-terror or chemical attack? The American people deserve better.

- Jon Corzine

Arguing Obama

One wonders whether the Obama re-election campaign may be on the right track as it seeks to apply the you-break-it-you-own-it rule to Bush and the American economy. Hardly a day goes by without President Obama or his surrogates arguing that it takes longer than four years to recover from an economic crisis so long in the making.

- Jon Meacham

Voters Though

President Bush remained undeterred by the massive display of American opposition, even though much of it came from the hundreds of thousands of voters who supported him by voting for Nader.

- Jon Stewart

More Charts

Few people know that President Obama has used drone attacks many times more than Bush ever did. Obama's off the charts in terms of drone attack.

- Jonathan Turley

Flag Hugo

Can you imagine what Bush would say if someone like Hugo Chavez asked him for a little piece of land to install a military base, and he only wanted to plant a Venezuelan flag there?

- Jose Saramago

Administration Before

'W.' is not necessarily a political film, but it was sort of a contrasting reality for me to get into George W. Bush as a character because of how I felt about his administration before I started making the film.

- Josh Brolin