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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Quotes: Don't Know Much About.. Anything

“Don't know much about geography
Don't know much trigonometry
Don't know much about algebra
Don't know what a slide rule is for
But I know that one and one is two
And if this one could be with you
What a wonderful world this would be”
-“What a Wonderful World”, Sam Cooke

“Ah, the sweet bliss of ignorance.. What joy it must be to live a happy, carefree life unencumbered by all that book-learning.”

“GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ BUSH: And I'm going to start with Dr. Mark McClellan, fellow Texan. McClellan is an unusual fellow; he's got a lot of degrees.
What are your degrees, McClellan?
DR. McCLELLAN: Mr. President, I have a medical degree, also a Ph.D.
GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ BUSH: Yeah. One of the things I like to remind people of is this fact: He's a Ph.D. -- and I was an okay student -- Look who the advisor is and look who the President is. I've used it before with him. He's a good sport. His job is -- what? “
-Press Conference with George ‘Dubya’ Bush, April 11, 2006

“’Used it before with him’? Makes it sound like Fearless Leader makes a habit of this kind of thing.”

“By the way, starting October 1st -- we have a timetable, we got a calendar. And I've got my man, McClellan, with us. He's a doctor, and a -- PhD. See, every government has got to have a PhD, but you notice who -- the PhD is not the President.”
- George ‘Dubya’ Bush, August 29, 2005

“GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ BUSH: I put a good man in charge of this program, and that's Dr. Mark McClellan. He's from Texas -- which means he knows how to get something done. He's got him a PhD --

GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ BUSH: Now, wait a minute. If I had said, California, he'd have got things done, too. I'm just telling you he can get it done. That's why he's sitting where he's sitting. He's a PhD. Here you got on stage a C-student and a PhD, and look who's President.”
-Press Conference with George ‘Dubya’ Bush, August 29, 2005

“Well I guess he did mention it before to Dr. McClellan a couple of times one day last August. Huh. That kind of thing kind of makes him sound like he’s, you know, overcompensating for something.”

“Now, I've asked Jeff Brown to join us today, PhD. Yes. I'm a C-student. He's the PhD. He's the advisor. I'm the President. What does that tell you? It tells you there's hope for all you C-students out there.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, March 10, 2005

“DR. BROWN: I have a PhD in economics, and I teach at a business school. GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ BUSH: Yes. It's an interesting lesson here, by the way. He's an advisor. Now, he is the PhD, and I am a C-student -- or was a C-student. Now, what's that tell you? All you C-students at Auburn, don't give up.”
-Press Conference with George ‘Dubya’ Bush, March 10, 2005

“DR. BROWN: I'm a PhD in economics and I'm a professor at one of the other great Midwestern universities.

GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ BUSH: PhD in economics. It's an interesting lesson, isn't it? He's the advisor and the PhD. I'm the President and a fair student.”
-Press Conference with George ‘Dubya’ Bush, March 14, 2005

“DR. BROWN: And I've been studying Social Security now for about ten years. GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ BUSH: I like to remind people, by the way, he's one of my -- he's an advisor. So for the students here, take heart in this concept. He gets a PhD. I get Cs. I'm the President and he's the advisor.”
-Press Conference with George ‘Dubya’ Bush, March 30, 2005

“He practically makes a hobby of bragging about his lack of education with Dr. Brown. Four times he pointed out who the President was in a single month. Can’t he just get a big car like the rest of the guys with feelings of inadequacy do?”

“GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ BUSH: Andrew Biggs is with us. He is the Associate Commissioner for Retirement Policy of the Social Security Administration, Washington, D.C. In other words, he is an expert on the subject. Andrew, step forth. Let the people of Arkansas -- no, sit forth -- let the people of Arkansas --

DR. BIGGS: Thanks very much.
GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ BUSH: Tell them whether or not we got a problem or not, from your perspective.
DR. BIGGS: Put simply, we do, in fact, have a problem.
GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ BUSH: By the way, this guy -- PhD. See, I was a C student. He's a PhD, so he's probably got a little more credibility. I do think it's interesting and should be heartening for all C students out there, notice who's the President and who's the advisor. All right, Andrew, get going. Andrew's got a good sense of humor.”
-Press Conference with George ‘Dubya’ Bush, February 4, 2005

“Now this is just getting silly..”

“One of the things I try to do is surround myself with experts. We've got a PhD with us today -- Syl, it's good to have you. He is a fellow who's studied the Social Security issue. For those of you who are students, there's an interesting lesson to be learned here. Syl obviously is a really smart guy, PhD. I'm a C-student. A couple of B's scattered in there. I want you to notice who's the advisor and who's the President.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, April 26, 2005

“Can someone explain to me again why this man is President?”

“Thanks, Jeff. Thanks for coming. I like to remind people, he's a PhD and I was a C student. I want you to take note of who's the President and who's the advisor.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, May 19, 2005

“GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ BUSH: I appreciate the Secretary of Energy joining me today. He's a good man, he knows a lot about the subject, you'll be pleased to hear. I was teasing him -- he taught at MIT, and -- do you have a PhD?

GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ BUSH: Yes, a PhD. Now I want you to pay careful attention to this -- he's the PhD, and I'm the C student, but notice who is the advisor and who is the President.”
-Press Conference with George ‘Dubya’ Bush, June 22, 2005

“Dear sweet God.. Just whip it out to compare sizes and have it over with. This is insane.”

“Condi said, come on by, we've got a bunch of university presidents here. And I said, great, just so long as we don't have to compare transcripts. She's the Ph.D., I'm the President. She's a heck of a Secretary of State, though.”
-Press Conference with George ‘Dubya’ Bush, January 5, 2005

“Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the man with his finger on the button. A man who glories in his own ignorance. A man who drank (and, if stories are to believed, snorted) his way through Cs in college and then vanished from the National Guard when Vietnam called. America must be proud.”

“We don't need no education

We dont need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
All in all it's just another brick in the wall.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.”
-“Another Brick in the Wall, Part II”, Pink Floyd


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