Remember last Friday when I mentioned Idiocracy?
Well folks, the road to that world has already begun (some would argue that it actually began about seven years ago)…
President George W. Bush told a group of New York school kids on Wednesday: “Childrens do learn.” … During his first presidential campaign, Bush — who promised to be the “education president” — once asked: “Is our children learning?” … The White House opted to clean up Bush’s diction in the official transcript. “Childrens do learn,” Bush tells school kids
What they’re not telling you is that “clean up” really means “altered.” Transcripts altered* by The White House? Why am I not surprised? Makes you wonder what other things might have been altered, don’t it?
*altered: To change or make different; modify
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved September 26, 2007, from Dictionary.com.
The Top Ten DUMBEST things George Dubya has said (so far):
10. “Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?” –Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000
9. “As yesterday’s positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured.” –on the No Child Left Behind Act, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2007
8. “If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.” –Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000
7. “I’m the decider, and I decide what is best. And what’s best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the Secretary of Defense.” –Washington, D.C. April 18, 2006
6. “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on –shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” –Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002
5. “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.” –Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004
4. “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.” –Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004
3. “You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn’t it? I mean, that is fantastic that you’re doing that.” –to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005
2. “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” –to FEMA director Michael Brown, who resigned 10 days later amid criticism over his handling of the Hurricane Katrina debacle, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005
1. “My answer is bring them on.” –on Iraqi insurgents attacking U.S. forces, Washington, D.C., July 3, 2003
But wait! There’s more! Bushisms and Funny Bush Quotes at About.com
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