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Laugh along with Bush

Updated on May 31, 2013

A light hearted look at the 43rd president of the USA

George W Bush left the whitehouse in January of 2009. Here we take a light hearted look at the numerous funny moments he left in his path, often noted on slips in his public speaking and general gaffes and bloopers we hope you enjoy them as much as we did. This all started as an email I received, and from there I decided to add to it with the intention to laugh along with Bush....We hope you have as many giggles as we did !

"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it." - May 2000.

"I think we agree, the past is over." - May, 2000.

"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." - Jan, 2000.

"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?" - January, 2000.

"One of the great things about books is sometimes there are fantastic pictures." - Jan, 2000.

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." - Sept, 2000.

"It's clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas." - Sep, 2000.

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." - Aug, 2004.

"I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep on the soil of a friend." Visiting Denmark - June, 2005.

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream." - Oct, 2000.

"They misunderestimated me." - Nov, 2000.

"First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren't necessarily killers." - May, 2003.

"Border relations between Canada and Mexico have never been better." Forgetting that they have no border. - Sep, 2001.

"I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here." - Aug, 2002.

"The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorise himself." - Jan, 2003.

If I keep my lips sealed, eyes shut everyone will go away !

If I keep my lips sealed, eyes shut everyone will go away !
If I keep my lips sealed, eyes shut everyone will go away !

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Some memorable George moments

More Bush bloopers

"Dick Cheney and I do not want this nation to be in a recession. We want anybody who can find work to be able to find work." - Dec 2000

"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." - Dec 2000

"If you don't stand for anything, you don't stand for anything! If you don't stand for something, you don't stand for anything!" - Nov 2000

"The decisions we make in Washington have a direct impact on the people in our country, obviously." - Nov 2007

"I don't particularly like it when people put words in my mouth, either, by the way, unless I say it." - Nov 2007

"All I can tell you is when the governor calls, I answer his phone." - 25 2007

"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." - Oct 2007

"My job is a decision-making job, and as a result, I make a lot of decisions." - Oct 2007

"You know, when you give a man more money in his pocket -- in this case, a woman more money in her pocket to expand a business, it -- they build new buildings. And when somebody builds a new building somebody has got to come and build the building. And when the building expanded it prevented additional opportunities for people to work." - Oct 2007

George enquires if his gaffe gets the thumbs up !

George enquires if his gaffe gets the thumbs up !
George enquires if his gaffe gets the thumbs up !

A great George make up joke

This video did the rounds via email and mocks George's ability to understand Mrs Rice !

Funny Bush quotes

"I am here to make an announcement that this Thursday, ticket counters and airplanes will fly out of Ronald Reagan Airport." - Oct 2001

"Border relations between Canada and Mexico have never been better." - Sept 2001

"This thaw -- took a while to thaw, it's going to take a while to unthaw." - Oct 2008

"I think it was in the Rose Garden where I issued this brilliant statement: If I had a magic wand -- but the president doesn't have a magic wand. You just can't say, 'low gas.'" - July 2008

"Throughout our history, the words of the Declaration have inspired immigrants from around the world to set sail to our shores. These immigrants have helped transform 13 small colonies into a great and growing nation of more than 300 people." - July 2008

"I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office." - June 2008

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      6 years ago

      Thank you so much!! Happy Prez Day!

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      Anthony Godinho 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great job with this lens Steve! I laugh out hard at those videos, especially the 2nd made-up one...LOL!

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      9 years ago

      Sometimes you just have to laugh. Very well done.

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      9 years ago

      The quotes were hilarious but the first video is my favorite. While he certainly made some gaffes (in a number of ways), the video does show he has a humorous, personable side and sometimes we forget that whoever it is residing at the White House, they're only human. Too funny! :)

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      9 years ago

      I find Bush's funniest gaffe to be this one: "Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country."

      But when he said, "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we", he was unwittingly speaking God's own truth.

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      Gera LM 

      9 years ago

      I really liked to read this lens. Some of new information also.

      Good! 5*

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      10 years ago

      They misunderestimated me- that's great. Pretty much sums up the last eight years. Great lens...

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      Spook LM 

      10 years ago

      I wonder if we are getting our legs pulled. Had a laugh.

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      bgamall lm 

      10 years ago

      Funny as long as we remember to laugh at him rather than with him. 5 stars.

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      10 years ago

      LOL, even he laughed about it!

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      Achim Thiemermann 

      10 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Funny (and sad, of course)! 5*s


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