George W. Bushisms: The Slate Book of Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President
"They misunderestimated me."
Or did they?
Judge for yourself. Here are over 100 memorable misstatements by our syntactically challenged president, collected, annotated, and introduced by Slate magazine's Jacob Weisberg.
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
"We'll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers."
"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
"I do know I'm ready for the job [the presidency].
And if not, that's just the way it goes."
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2000 CALLING CONDE Accidental Wit apraxia April Arlington Heights August 21 Bush's California campaign CNN online chat coexist peacefully dangerous world dyslexia—I never Edge with Paula Englers executive branch's job fallacy of humans Family February 13 February 28 finality has finally finally happened fish can coexist Florence Florida foreign policy gag orders GEORGE Bushisms Gopnik GOVERNOR BUSH governor of Texas Hampshire Hardball hear the voices interpret law interracial dating Iowa JACOB WEISBERG January 11 JIM LEHRER job to interpret kind of federal know the human Laura legislature's job Louis Meet the Press Michigan Milbank Missouri Moines Nashua nation November October 18 Paula Zahn pie higher proud to call put food quotas quoted Seattle Post-Intelligencer September 13 September 19 Sheehy smart Social Security South Carolina talking tax plan There's think we agree tollbooth understand reality Vice President Washington Post Winston-Salem Wisconsin woman who knew write law York