Of course, as a Bush apologist, you see them as "just mistakes", not symptoms of the obvious -- that the guys a few bricks short of a barbecue.
Some of these could clearly be a result of touching a topic he'd rather not deal with. For example:
"I did denounce it. I de-I denounced it. I denounced interracial dating. I denounced anti-Catholic bigacy... bigotry."
--Referring to his Bob Jones University visit and the subsequent criticism, Virginia, February 25, 2000
Here, we clearly have a politically charged topic -- bigotry. And, sure, we've all misspoken on occasion. Clearly, Bush is a bit caught off guard here, since he stutters.
[For the record, "bigotry" is defined as "obstinate and unreasoning attachment of one's own belief and opinions, with narrow-minded intolerance of beliefs opposed to them". Ev, I just thought you and your roommates should review that definition.]
But then we get into more interesting quotes, such as:
"Keep good relations with the Grecians."
--Quoted in the Economist, June 12, 1999
"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."
--Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000
Until that moment, I hadn't considered that West Texans needed to be regularly reminded about the intricacies of third person usage and the dangers of reflexive pronouns.
Or how about:
"We believe in opportunity for all Americans: Rich and poor, black and white...."
--From a speech at Bob Jones Univ., in South Carolina, 2/2/00
Naturally, the rich are in dire need of extra government-sponsored opportunity.
This one is particularly interesting:
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier...just as long as I'm the dictator..."
--Washington, DC, Dec 18, 2000, during his first trip to Washington as President-Elect
And my favorite has to be:
"There ought to be limits to freedom."
--at a Press conference at the Texas State House, May 21, 1999, referring to GWBush.com
This is the quintessential quote from the man who is running this nation -- right into the ground. Let's see how much freedom he can limit during his administration!
But then it doesn't really affect you, does it, Ev?
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