‘Are you with us, or are you with the puffins?’ December 23, 2002
“The problem with the French is that they don’t have a word for
“So what state is Wales in?”
“The important question is, How many hands have I shacked?”
“This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It’s what you do when
you run for president. You gotta preserve.” Speaking during “Perseverance Month”
at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. As quoted in the Los Angeles
Times, Jan. 28, 2000.
“The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case.”
“Today we are in London, England. Tomorrow we are off to Genoa, Salami.”
“Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because
it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.”
“Anyway, I’m so thankful, and so gracious – I’m gracious that my brother Jeb
is concerned about the hemisphere as well.” – June 4, 2001
“They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it’s some
kind of federal program.”
“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.”
“I do know I’m ready for the job. And, if not, that’s just the way it goes.”
“I was raised in the West. The west of Texas. It’s pretty close to California.
In more ways than Washington, D.C., is close to California.”
“Laura and I really don’t realize how bright our children is sometimes”
“This case has had full analyzation and has been looked at a lot.”
“I’ve coined new words, like, misunderstanding and Hispanically.”
“I’m running for President because I’m running for President”
“We must all hear the universal call to like your neighbor just like you like
to be liked yourself.” – At a South Carolina oyster roast, as quoted in the
Financial Times, Jan. 14, 2000
“I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for
predecessors as well.” – Jan. 29, 2001.
“And there’s no doubt in my mind, not one doubt in my mind, that we will
fail.” – to labor department employees, Oct. 4, 2001.