DubyaSpeak.com : Dubya and the Family & CRONIES who are just ABFAB!
(Oddly enough, one of the smaller categories)

It turns out that my grandfather, Prescott S. Bush, was the first President and CEO
of USO, so it's only fitting that I'm coming -- working in the assembly line. -- And
how does this all tie in with the reports of Prescott S. Bush's connections with Nazi
Germany? Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, Dec. 10, 2004 HUH?

Yes, that's a -- first of all, Mom, you're doing -- that's tough. But it's -- I
appreciate that. I appreciate the idea of you wanting to give your children the
education from you and the mom. -- The lesson here is if it ain't scripted, don't
expect it to make sense, Springfield, Missouri, Feb. 9, 2004 DON'T WORRY, IT DOESN'T!!

She is a fabulous First Lady. I was a lucky man when she said, yes, I agree to
marry you. I love her dearly, and I'm proud of the job she's doing on behalf of all
Americans. Just like I love my brother. -- Jacksonville, Florida, Sep. 9, 2003 HUH?

I appreciate [Florida Governor] Jeb [Bush] -- talk about swamping somebody, he
knows the definition of 'swamp' when it comes to political campaigns. -- Tampa,
Florida, Jun. 30, 2003 HUH?

After all, this is a guy that tried to kill my dad at one time. -- So that's why Dubya
wants to send in the troops, Houston, Texas, Sep. 26, 2002 ICK! AND SO YOU

I had the privilege of saying good-bye for a brief period of time to our First Lady
who's down there in Crawford. She is -- she was born and raised in West Texas.
That's kind of like western Oklahoma, not a lot of native trees and not a lot of
water. -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Aug. 29, 2002 HUH?

I'm -- I've just come from Washington to here, obviously -- I'm going down to
L.A. I wish I came with my wife. I wish she were with me. She has done a
fabulous job. I will see her tonight in Crawford, Texas. Well, she'll be the lump in
the bed next to me, since I get in at 1:30 a.m. in the morning. But you drew the
short straw. Had she come and spoken, you would have had the long straw. She
is a -- she's a remarkable person. She has been calm and steady in the face of
significant crisis. She can smile, she can listen. -- A stream-of-consciousness
moment in San Francisco, California, Jun. 27, 2003

If only I could have heard Johnny Mathis sing, then I would have wished Laura
were here again. Los Angeles, California, Jun. 27, 2003

The country is -- has gotten to know Laura, like I have gotten to know her. Des
Moines, Iowa, June 7, 2002

Everybody in Crawford says hello, starting with Laura. She is doing a fabulous
day. I tell people it's because she's from Midland, Texas. Dallas, Texas, Mar. 29,

I've been to war. I've raised twins. If I had a choice, I'd rather go to war. --
Dubya doing a sterling job of belittling war and parenting at the same time, while
also backhandedly manufacturing a war record for
himself out of thin air, Jan. 27, 2002 THE OMEN GIRLS?

And we're too close, our relationship is too strong to endure some of the slights
that come along. -- On his relationship with wife Laura Bush, Interview with Tom
Brokaw, Jan. 23, 2002 HUH?

And it all starts with the human element, the thing that matters most in life, and that
is our faiths and our families and our respected loves as dads for our daughters. --
I guess sons aren't as important, Crawford High School, Crawford, Texas, Nov.
15, 2001 HUH?HUH?HUH?

Anyway, I'm so thankful, and so gracious -- I'm gracious that my brother Jeb is
concerned about the hemisphere as well. -- Miami, Florida, June 4, 2001

I'm glad the First Lady is here. It's an unusual job where all you've got to do is
walk down from your living room and come to work. I'm really proud of Laura. --
Classic (unintentional?) backhanded compliment by Dubya, White House, Feb. 1,

Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. -- LaCrosse,
Wisconsin, Oct. 18, 2000

It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It's not only life of
babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the
Internet. -- Arlington Heights, Illinois, Oct. 24, 2000

We have struggle to not proceed, but to "precede" to the future of a nation's child.
-- Journal Gazette, Nov. 12, 2000

I think it's important for those of us in a position of responsibility to be firm in
sharing our experiences, to understand that the babies out of wedlock is a very
difficult chore for mom and baby alike. ... I believe we ought to say there is a
different alternative than the culture that is proposed by people like Miss Wolf in
society. ... And, you know, hopefully, condoms will work, but it hasn't worked. --
Meet the Press, Nov. 21, 1999

Laura and I really don't realize how bright our children is sometimes until we get an
objective analysis.
-- CNBC, April 15, 2000

The best way to relieve families from time is to let them keep some of their own
money. -- Westminster, California, Sept. 13, 2000

You're working hard to put food on your family. -- Greater Nashua Chamber of
Commerce (New Hampshire), Jan. 27, 2000

DubyaSpeak.com : Dubya on Education
(Giving ample evidence of the need for an improved education system)

We started to change the system here in Washington with the No Child Left
Behind Act. I understand that it's created some consternation. And it's created
consternation because, in return for increased federal spending, we finally started
asking the question, can you read and write and add and subtract? It's never
seemed to me -- For some, that's called an unfunded mandate. To me, that's
called a necessary mandate -- to make sure our children can learn. -- Dubya
strikes another blow to credulity, with a hard-to-decipher swipe at complaints
made by educators that the federal government hasn't backed the No Child Left
Behind Act with sufficient funding, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2004

We must continue the work of education reform, to bring high standards and
accountability not just to our elementary and secondary schools, but to our high
schools, as well. -- Ummm... high schools are secondary schools, Dubya.
Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2004

When I came into public office too many republic schools were passing children,
grade to grade, year after year, without learning the basics. -- The best part is he
just said the word right 4 words earlier, Mason City, Iowa, Oct. 20, 2004

Even though we didn't find the stockpiles we affected -- to find, Saddam Hussein
had the capability of making weapons. -- Dubya provides an impromptu
vocabulary (and warmaking) lesson to the students at Hedgesville High School,
Hedgesville, West Virginia, Aug. 17, 2004

4TH GRADE TEACHER: What can you do for our children in public education,
private education, that will make a difference in America today?
DUBYA: Here's what we're going to do. We're going to continue to challenge the
soft bigotry of low expectations, is what we're going to do.
From a grammatical standpoint, this isn't the most reassuring of educational
messages, Annandale, Virginia, Aug. 9, 2004

DUBYA: Don't get me wrong. Don't get me wrong. You said, against affirmative
action, is what you said. You put words in my mouth. What I am for is --
MARTIN: I just read the speech, Mr. President.
DUBYA: What speech?
MARTIN: In terms of when you came out against the Michigan affirmative action
policy, and --
DUBYA: No, I said was against quotas.
MARTIN: So you support affirmative action, but not quotas.
DUBYA: I support colleges affirmatively taking action to get more minorities in
their school.
-- He couldn't simply say "yes" could he? Dubya's performance under fire from
columnist Roland Martin at the Unity Journalists of Color Convention,
Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004

I mean, if you've ever been a governor of a state, you understand the vast potential
of broadband technology, you understand how hard it is to make sure that physics,
for example, is taught in every classroom in the state. It's difficult to do. It's, like,
cost-prohibitive. -- The Educator-in-Chief, like, speaks. Washington, D.C., Jun.
24, 2004

For example, if a school -- a child is trapped in a school for several years that is --
that's not meeting standards, the federal government will pay for after-school
tutoring, and the parent can choose all kind of tutoring options, whether they be
public or private. One parent -- a parent can send the school -- a child to a
different public school. In other words, when -- there has to be accountability in
order for a -- I mean, there has to be a consequence in order for an accountability
system to work. -- Bringing crystal clarity to the No Child Left Behind Act, Van
Buren, Arkansas, May 11, 2004

If you want to be blunt about what has taken place, sometimes when you don't
measure, you just shuffle kids through. Then you wake up at the high school level
and find out that the illiteracy level of our children
are appalling. -- It sure are, Dubya, it sure are... not to mention adults,
Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2004

We want results in every single classroom so that one single child is left behind. --
Who's the lucky kid? Little Rock, Arkansas, Nov. 10, 2003

Education belongs to everybody. High standards belongs to everybody. -- Yes
they does... White House, Oct. 2, 2003

I learned some pretty interesting lessons as the governor. And one lesson is that in
order for schools to succeed, you'd better have you a good principal. -- It's
unfortunate that grammar lessons weren't on offer at the same time, Jacksonville,
Florida, Sep. 9, 2003

I want to thank General John Fryer, the Superintendent of Schools here. I thought
it was pretty interesting, when I was reading the background of the schools here, I
see that you got you a general running the school system. -- Dubya persisting with
his verbal stylings, Jacksonville, Florida, Sep. 9, 2003

8,000 Florida teachers have now been retrained since the law came into being.
They're retrained on curriculum which work. -- Grammar lesson for Dubya:
"curriculum" is a singular noun. Jacksonville, Florida, Sep. 9, 2003

It is -- it seems like to me a fantastic opportunity for the country to make sure that
the desires of this country are met, and that is every child become a good reader. -
- On education, Landover, Maryland, Jul. 7, 2003

Now, there are governors around the state and the country that that have said,
look, give us the flexibility to be able to dovetail the Head Start program into our
preschool programs so that all students -- so we have a better control over
whether or not the students are given the skills necessary so that when hold us to
account we can achieve that which we want to achieve, which is excellence in the
classroom. -- On education, Landover, Maryland, Jul. 7, 2003

I appreciate the desire for flexibility, I support the governor's desire for flexibility
so long as, one, federal monies going to the states are used only for Head Start. In
other words, what we really don't want to do is say we're going to focus on Head
Start, the Head Start money goes for, you know, the prison complex -- I know
that won't happen with Governor Ehrlich, but there needs to be a guarantee that
the federal money spent on Head Start, only go to Head Start. Secondly, states
and local governments must put money into the program, which would lock in the
Head Start money for Head Start. So, the flexibility given to the State would not
allow the state's budget flexibility. Governors ought to have that flexibility to hope
that Congress will provide that flexibility so that when the accountability systems
kick in, fully kick in, that a governor can truthfully say, well, I've had the tools
necessary to make sure the Head Start program fits into an overall comprehensive
plan for literacy and math for every child in the state of Maryland, in Governor
Ehrlich's case.
-- Making a crystal-clear case for his new Head Start funding initiative, Landover,
Maryland, Jul. 7, 2003

A good education system is one that is going to mean more likely for any country,
including ourselves, to be a freer country, and a more democratic country. And
Pakistan's President Musharraf is -- he's taking on the issue in a way that is a
visionary and strong. -- A good education system would be one that reaches the
White House, Camp David, Maryland, Jun. 24, 2003

In 2001, we passed what's called 'The No Child Left Behind' legislation. I love
that phrase, because it's a commitment of our nation to make sure that not only
does every child excel, but no child gets left behind. Members of both parties of
Republicans and Democrats came together to pass this law. -- Washington, D.C.,
Apr. 30, 2003

When I picked the Secretary of Education I wanted somebody who knew
something about public education. -- Sounds like he really wanted to shake things
up, Washington, D.C., Apr. 30, 2003

You can't cure unless you measure. And there are too many of our children who
cannot read and write and add and subtract, and we better figure out how to not
only figure out who can't read and write, but how to cure it now, before it's too
late. -- Apparently illiteracy is a disease and it's spreading rapidly, Washington,
D.C., Feb. 24, 2003 HUH?HUH?HUH?HUH?

There's no second-rate children in Arizona. There's no second-rate children in
America. -- Quick English lesson: "there's" = "there is" = Dubya's grammar is
wrong in a pronouncement that all children deserve a first-rate education, Phoenix,
Arizona, Sep. 28, 2002

As we work to keep the peace we've also got to work to make America a better
place for all of us. I mean every single citizen. That means we've got to have an
education system that is next to none. -- Or one that is "second to none", maybe,
Denver, Colorado Sep. 27, 2002

It's very important for the school children here to listen to what I'm about to say.
You're probably wondering why America is under attack. And you need to know
why. We're under attack because we love freedom, is why we're under attack.
And our enemy hates freedom. They hate and we love. They hate the thought that
this country is a country in which people from all walks of life can worship an
almighty God any way he or she fits. -- Still going with this meaningless
explanation, and inappropriately throwing the Almighty into the mix as usual,
Trenton, New Jersey, Sep. 23, 2002

American children are not born knowing what they should cherish -- are not born
knowing why they should cherish American values. A love of democratic
principles must be taught. -- I guess "these truths" are not "self-evident" after all.
Rather than government deriving its just powers from the consent of those
it assures its power through training children to "love democracy". Scary. White

We didn't need any more theory in Washington. We needed people that actually
done. -- On his selection of Secretary of Education Rod Paige, East Literature
Magnet School, Nashville, Tennessee, Sep. 17, 2002 HUH?

Especially important in a time of war that our children understand the context of
why we fight. -- Equally important that the President speaks in coherent English in
front of our children, East Literature Magnet School, Nashville, Tennessee, Sep.
17, 2002

Across America today, Americans are reciting 31 world -- words that help define
our country. In once sentence we affirm our form of government, our belief in
human dignity, our unity as a people, and our reliance on Providence. And this
pledge takes on a special meaning in a time of war. Our enemies hate these words.
That's what you've got to understand. They hate the words, and they want to erase
them. We're determined to stand for these words, and live them out in our lives.
Our allegiance has never been stronger. We've never been more determined. And
we must work to teach our children to love our nation as much as we do. -- And if
you don't agree with him on the propriety of the wording of the Pledge of
Allegiance and the import of its daily rote recitation, you, my friend, are an un-
American, un-Christian terrorist, East
Literature Magnet School, Nashville, Tennessee, Sep. 17, 2002 HUH?

I don't need to tell that to the people in this room, but there is some in our country
believe in the -- what I call the soft bigotry of low expectations. They don't believe
in the bigotry, but because there's low expectations, there is a soft bigotry. --
Dubya seems to save some of his most inept moments for talking about education,
White House, Sep. 4, 2002

It's the systems that don't test are those that quit on the kids. -- White House, Sep.
4, 2002

Arkansas and Alabama don't need fancy theories, or what may sound good.
Science is not an art -- I mean, reading is not an art. It's a science. We know what
works. -- White House, Sep. 4, 2002

I figured if Rod Paige could handle the Houston Independent School District, the
Department of Education was nothing. -- I'm not sure what he's trying to say about
Houston, but it has a backhanded Dubya ring to it, Little Rock, Arkansas, Aug.
29, 2002

But today I want to talk about what we're creating in Arkansas, called the Center
for State Scholars... and the catalyst will be what they call the Business
Roundtable. ... They start interviewing children in 8th grade about their ambitions,
and explaining reality. If you don't have any ambitions, the minimum wage job isn't
going to get you to where you want to get. -- If you don't have any ambitions, a
minimum wage job sounds about right to me, Little Rock, Arkansas, Aug. 29,

He's got his priorities straight. He has faith foremost in his life, and his family are his
two priorities. ...And his first priority -- his first priority is to make sure every child
in this state gets educated. -- An explanation that grows increasingly confused,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Aug. 29, 2002

If you believe every child can learn, therefore we ought to know whether that's the
case. -- Luncheon, Jackson, Mississippi, Aug. 7, 2002

In the way they're kind of writing it right now out of the Senate Finance
Committee, some people could spend their entire five years on welfare - there's a
five-year work requirement - going to college. Now, that's not my view of helping
people become independent, and it's certainly not my view of understanding the
importance of work and helping people achieve the dignity necessary so they can
live a free life, free from government control. -- Dubya extolling the virtues of a
college education in front of an audience of high school students, West Ashley
High School, Charleston, South Carolina, July 29, 2002

Steve Riggs, volunteer with the South Carolina Military Department, believes it's
important to teach history -- live history, or history that through people wearing
uniforms, so they can see history come to life. -- West Ashley High School,
Charleston, South Carolina, July 29, 2002

When we were walking in, Bob was telling me how proud he is of Hope and the
job she does, particularly to promote literacy. And I told him, I'm real proud of my
wife, too. -- Apparently the First Lady's literacy outreach doesn't stretch to the
Oval Office, Columbus, Ohio, May 10, 2002

We have just passed historic reform in Washington, D.C., education reform. It
may be hard for you to believe, but there are, at moments, when Republicans and
Democrats come together for the good of the nation. -- Remarks at Taft for
Governor Luncheon, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, May 10, 2002

It's important for you all to understand that when our country speaks, that we
mean it, and we do what we say. I said either you're with us or you're against us. I
meant that. -- Seemingly giving an ultimatim to the high schoolers he's addressing,
Rufus King High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 8, 2002

We've got to trust the local people. We've got to trust the Andys, the teachers
here. We've got to trust the Keiths, the principals all across -- the parents. --
Rufus King High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 8, 2002

With all due respect to the cameras, I hope you read more than you watch TV. --
Puzzling. Clarke Street Elementary School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 8, 2002

And, finally, in order to go to college, to meet the goal you've set, make sure you
make right choices. Tell them, no, when somebody tries to say drugs are cool, or
alcohol is good. Make the right choices. You'll be in college, and that's what we
want. -- Starts out statement with one set of priorities (what children want), and
replaces them with another at the end (what he wants), Clarke Street Elementary
School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 8, 2002

Local school districts have a responsibility to reject curriculum that do not work. -
- Curriculum is a singular noun, of course, so again we have problem, Vandenberg
Elementary School, Southfield, Michigan, May 6, 2002

The people who care more about the Iowa children when it comes to education,
are Iowans, not people in Washington, D.C. -- According to Dubya, the federal
government doesn't care about Iowa's school childern. Maybe he knows
something we don't, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Apr. 15, 2002

Sometimes when I sleep at night I think of "Hop on Pop." -- From now on, when I
sleep at night, I'm going to have to think of Dubya thinking of "Hop on Pop", and
get really scared, Pennsylvania State University, Apr. 2, 2002

You can help by helping build one of these school chests. It doesn't matter how
you do it, how you raise the money. Just get it done. -- If you take him at his
word, drug dealing, prostitution, bank heists... all fine if you're helping to educate
Afghan children, Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, Alexandria, Virginia,
Mar. 20, 2002

We need to know whether or not people are learning. And if they are, there will
be hallelujahs all over the place. -- University of New Hampshire, Jan. 8, 2002

I understand taking tests aren't fun. -- Spoken like a true scholar, Hamilton High
School, Hamilton, Ohio,
Jan. 8, 2002

Jordan, I wasn't sure what to think at first. You know, I grew up in a period of
time where the idea of America being under attack never entered my mind -- just
like your Daddy's and Mother's mind probably. And I started thinking hard in that
very brief period of time about what it meant to be under attack. I knew that when
I got all of the facts that we were under attack, there would be hell to pay for
attacking America.
-- Age-appropriate response made to a 3rd grader's question, Orlando, Florida,
Dec. 4, 2001

We've got to make sure that the education system throughout the world provides
people the needs to be able to provide work. -- If only education reform were
retroactive, eh Dubya? Barbara Walters interview, Dec. 4, 2001

Sometimes, boys and girls would rather watch TV than read. When your teachers
say read, they are giving you pretty damn good advice. -- Advice given to 30
British schoolchildren after Dubya's tour of the British Museum, to whom he also
offered the pearl "It's White" when asked by a child what the White House is like,
London Daily Mirror, July, 2001

We're beginning to change the way of thinking, so we ask the question, before we
put you anywhere, we want to know what you know. And if you don't know what
you're supposed to know, we'll correct it early, before it's too late. -- Making an
excellent case for educational reforms, June 21, 2001

If a person doesn't have the capacity that we all want that person to have, I
suspect hope is in the far distant future, if at all. -- Remarks to the Hispanic
Scholarship Fund Institute, Washington, D.C., May 22, 2001

If you're like me, you won't remember everything you did here. That can be a
good thing. -- Address at Yale University, May 21, 2001

It is time to set aside the old partisan bickering and finger-pointing and name-
calling that comes from freeing parents to make different choices for their children.
-- President Dubya, Apr. 12, 2001

Madam Superintendent, I promise you, I know where the great educational
entrepreneurship of America lay, and it lay right here, in districts such as this one.
-- It sure don't lay anywhere near Dubya, St. Louis, Missouri, Feb. 20, 2001

What easy is when you see excellence to herald excellence. -- Confused phrase
stemming from attempt to praise teachers, April, 2000

Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning? -- Florence, South Carolina,
Jan. 11, 2000

One reason I like to highlight reading is, reading is the beginnings of the ability to
be a good student. And if you can't read, it's going to be hard to realize dreams;
it's going to be hard to go to college. So when your teachers say, read—you ought
to listen to her. -- Nalle Elementary School, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 2001

We must have the attitude that every child in America -- regardless of where
they're raised or how they're born -- can learn. -- New Britain, Connecticut, Apr.
18, 2001

It's in your best interests, by the way, that we have a literate tomorrow. You're
irrelevant if people can't read. And we need to start figuring out whether they can
or cannot early in a child's career. -- National Newspaper Association 40th
Annual Government Affairs Conference, Washington, D.C., Mar. 22, 2001

You teach a child to read and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test. --
President Dubya at Townsend Elementary School, touting his education reform
plans, Feb. 21, 2001

I don't remember debates. I don't think we spent a lot of time debating it. Maybe
we did, but I don't remember. -- On discussions of the Vietnam War when he was
an undergraduate at Yale, Washington Post, July 27, 1999

How do you know if you don't measure if you have a system that simply suckles
kids through? -- Explaining the need for educational accountability in Beaufort,
South Carolina, Feb. 16, 2000

We want our teachers to be trained so they can meet the obligations, their
obligations as teachers. We want them to know how to teach the science of
reading. In order to make sure there's not this kind of federal--federal cufflink. --
At Fritsche Middle School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 30, 2000

As governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I have
met those standards.
-- CNN online chat, Aug. 30, 2000

Reading is the basics for all learning. -- Announcing his "Reading First" initiative in
Reston, Virginia, March 28, 2000

DubyaSpeak.com : Dubya on Energy
(Even when it's a topic he loves, Dubya still manages to mess things up)

It's hard to be a manufacturer in the state of Pennsylvania if you're worried about
where your next energy is coming from. -- Ardmore, Pennsylvania, Mar. 15, 2004

We need an energy bill that encourages consumption. -- Clarifying once and for all
his idea of energy policy, Trenton, New Jersey, Sep. 23, 2002

I believe that one of these days we're going to have brand new types of cars that
are going to make us less dependent on foreign sources of crude oil, and we'll be
more better at cleaning our air. -- Imagine how "more better" we will be. Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, Apr. 15, 2002

Imagine how less dependent America will be on foreign sources of energy, and
how more easy it'll be to clean up our air. -- Imagine just how "more easy" it will
be. Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2002

One of these days, this little lady right here is going to be driving an automobile
with a hybrid engine in it, and a fuel cell in it. And it's going to work. And I hope
I'm around to see it, too. -- Hybrid cars already exist today Dubya - see them
while you're still around, Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2002

FIREFIGHTER ED HALL: "Mr. President, it really is an honor to meet you, but
you don't have to drill for oil in the Arctic."
DUBYA: "Yeah, then we'll run out of energy." -- How Dubya reacted to an
impassioned message to spare the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil
development, a project which is in no way intended to serve as America's sole
energy source, Jan. 2002

Because if the economies of the world come back, we might be in a tight again, in
which case we're going to be wondering where was the energy policy that the
President was arguing for back in the year 2001.
-- Dubya will be wondering about himself along with us if the world economy
comes back, Orlando, Florida, Dec. 4, 2001

But even more efficient, however, is the transference of heat and cool as a result of
circulating water below the -- it's called thermal heating and cooling -- okay --
Demonstrating his command of basic home heating, Crawford, Texas, Aug. 25.

We want to reduce greenhouse gases. Ours is a large economy. We used to
generate more wealth than we are today. And as a result, we do contribute
greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. -- Press conference with Tony Blair,
London, July 19, 2001

Natural gas needs to move in our hemisphere. It needs to move easily across our
borders to find markets, to be able to ease the pressures of reduced supply all
around the country. -- Characterizing natural gas as having a human sense of
purpose, Department of Energy, June 28, 2001

It would be helpful if we opened up ANWR. I think it's a mistake not to. And I
would urge you all to travel up there and take a look at it and you can make the
determination as to how beautiful that country is. -- Dubya making his case for oil
exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Mar. 29, 2001

And we need a full affront on an energy crisis that is real in California and looms
for other parts of our country if we don't move quickly. -- Presidential press
conference, Mar. 29, 2001

There are some monuments where the land is so widespread, they just encompass
as much as possible. And the integral part of the - the precious part, so to speak, I
guess all land is precious - but the part that the people uniformly would not want to
spoil, will not be despoiled. But there are parts of the monument lands where we
can explore without affecting the overall environment. -- President Dubya, Mar.
13, 2001

The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants
and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants. -- Interview
with the New York Times, Jan. 14, 2001

Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a
product that we can find in our neighborhoods. -- Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000

In terms of the CO2 issue... we will not do anything that harms our economy.
Because, first things first, are the people who live in America. -- Dubya Bush
explaining who owns the rights to the Earth's environment

There's no such thing as being too closely aligned with the oil industry in West
Texas. -- In the 1970s, running for U.S. Congress

DubyaSpeak.com : Dubya the Fabulous
(Dubya really, really, really likes the word "fabulous")

Laura was a public school librarian when I asked her to marry me. She said, I'll
marry you just so long as I don't have to give any speeches. It's the only political
promise I've ever broken. And thankfully, I broke it. What a fabulous, articulate
woman she is. -- Lima, Ohio, Aug. 28, 2004

One good reason to put me back in there for four more years is so that Laura will
be the First Lady. Thank you. I married well. What a fabulous woman she is. --
Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Jul. 9, 2004

I'm never disappointed in my Secretary of Defense. He's doing a fabulous job, and
America is lucky to have him in the position he's in. -- White House, Jun. 17, 2004

Rick Sanchez has done a fabulous job. He's been there for a -- a long time. His
service has been exemplorary. -- White House, May. 25, 2004

Fortunately, she said yes when I asked her to marry me, and now she is a fabulous
First Lady of our country. -- Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, May 7, 2004

Let me -- let me say something about the FBI. Pete's boss is Bob Mueller. He's
now the Director of the FBI. Mueller is doing a fabulous job. -- Buffalo, New
York, Apr. 20, 2004

This country is a fabulous country because we've got good, honorable people who
are willing to serve at all levels of government. And one of the key levels of
government, of course, is running the city hall. -- Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2004

One of the people I've tasked with coming up with solutions to the problems we
face is Secretary Ann Veneman. She's done a fabulous job on behalf of the people
of the United States. She is a common sense purpose -- person. -- Summerhaven,
Arizona, Aug. 11, 2003

Listen, this guy [Secretary of State Colin Powell] has done a fabulous job.
Washington, particularly in August, is a dangerous period -- a dangerous time,
because there's a lot of speculation. -- Crawford, Texas, Aug. 6, 2003

Dr. Condoleezza Rice is an honest, fabulous person. And America is lucky to have
her service. Period. -- White House, Jul. 30, 2003

This is a fabulous country called America, and I'm proud to be your President. --
Annandale, Virginia, Jun. 17, 2003

It's an unimaginable honor to be the President of such a fabulous country. I say
"fabulous country" because there is no doubt in my mind we can achieve anything
we put our mind to. -- For the first time, explaining his choice of "fabulous", Little
Rock, Arkansas, May 5, 2003

No, mentoring is a fabulous, fabulous part of the American society. -- In case
you were wondering, based on the context of this sentence, there was no need
whatsoever to start it with "no" -- that's a bonus that Dubya just threw in,
Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2003

Now here she is, the First Lady of the United States. Thank goodness. What a
fabulous job she is doing. ...And Fred Thompson is leading that charge. And as he
succeeds, and when he succeeds, he will leave behind a fabulous legacy for future
administrations and senators. ...Lamar Alexander loves his family, he loves his
country, he's got fabulous values. ...I named a fabulous woman out of Texas,
named Priscilla Owen to the 5th Court. -- Nashville, Tennessee, Sep. 17, 2002

My, we have got a fabulous United States military. -- Davenport, Iowa, Sep. 16,

We've got a fabulous United States military, and they're on the hunt. -- Louisville,
Kentucky, Sep. 5, 2002

More than one person, Chris, said they wished Laura were here. ...Now she's the
First Lady of the United States, and she's doing a fabulous job. -- South Bend,
Indiana, Sep. 5, 2002

Rod Paige did a fabulous job in Houston, and he's doing a darn good job here in
Washington, D.C. -- Washington, D.C., Sept. 4, 2002

I'm really proud of Laura. ...She didn't care for politics and didn't particularly like
politicians. Now she's stuck with one. And she's doing a fabulous job as First
Lady. -- Little Rock, Arkansas, Aug. 29, 2002

I'm off to New Mexico, and after I spend the afternoon in New Mexico, I'll be
back in Crawford, Texas, where I'll tell the First Lady of your thanks. By the way,
she's doing a fabulous job. -- Santa Monica, California, Aug. 24, 2002

And I picked my neighbor, somebody from Compton, to serve in an incredibly
important position, particularly for the folks in this part of the world, and that is to
serve as our Secretary of Agriculture. Ann Veneman is doing a fabulous job. --
Stockton, California, Aug. 23, 2002

I appreciate Congressman Greg Walden being here, as well. I don't know if --All I
can see is a hand and an shining head. But Walden is a good man; he's doing a
fabulous job as a congressman. -- Portland, Oregon, Aug. 22, 2002

We've got a fabulous military, a lot of young men and women who are taking a
risk on behalf of freedom.
-- Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 14, 2002

And now here she is, the First Lady of the United States, and she's doing a
fabulous job. -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Aug. 14, 2002

I want to thank our Secretary of Agriculture, Ann Veneman. She's doing a
fabulous job. -- Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 14, 2002

I want to thank Elaine Chao of my Cabinet, and Dave Lauriski, who is the
Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administrator, for being here.
They tell me, Dave, you did a fabulous job. -- Green Tree, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5,

I'm sorry the First Lady is not here with me -- she's hiking. But I can't tell you how
proud I am of her. She's doing a fabulous job as the First Lady of the United
States. -- Charleston, South Carolina, July 29, 2002

I love coming to North Carolina. It's a fabulous state, full of fabulous people. --
Greensboro, North Carolina, July 25, 2002

I believe, I believe this country, I know this country is a fabulous country. But I
believe we've got great days ahead of us. -- Kansas City, Missouri, June 11, 2002

This is a fabulous country in which we live, it is. And it's because the people are
fabulous. -- White House, June 4, 2002

You know, you know better than me that -- you've see a lot of America in your
day, and it's a fabulous country that we're able to call home. -- Washington, D.C.,
May 17, 2002

I want to thank Daniel Rodriguez for lending his fabulous voice in tribute after
tribute to the greatness of America. -- Washington, D.C., May 15, 2002

It's going to be hard to do what they've done -- 90 children over 35 years is a
fantastic feat. But it's a fabulous tribute to Americans making the decision to help
somebody. -- Chicago, Illinois, May 13, 2002 HUH?

Tommy Thompson did a fabulous job as the governor of Wisconsin in helping
people, and he's doing a great job as the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
-- Columbus, Ohio, May 10, 2002

I am really proud of my wife. She's done a fabulous job. She's been a great First
Lady. -- Washington, D.C., May 9, 2002

She's a fabulous, fabulous First Lady -- who is going to spend time reminding
people that classroom teachers, people in the classroom, are incredibly important
for America. -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 8, 2002

It's good to welcome Mitt Romney back to the White House. Mitt, you did a
fabulous job. -- White House, Apr. 23, 2002

This is a fabulous country and I want to thank you all. -- Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
Apr. 15, 2002

And that thing greater than ourselves is freedom. And that thing greater than
ourselves is a country based upon fabulous values. -- Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Apr.
15, 2002 HUH?

Everybody in Crawford says hello, starting with Laura. She is doing a fabulous
day. I tell people it's because she's from Midland, Texas. -- Dallas, Texas, Mar.
29, 2002 HUH?

Thank you all. Well, thank you all for coming out to say hello to me and my little
brother. I sure hope you work hard to get him back in. He has done a fabulous
job. -- St. Pete Beach, Florida, Mar. 8, 2002

I recognize I'm not exactly Bernadette Peters -- but she did a fabulous job last
night to fill this hall.
-- Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2002

We're a country based on fabulous values. -- Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 31, 2002

And we'll prevail, because we're a fabulous nation, and we're a fabulous nation
because we're a nation full of fabulous people. -- Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 31, 2002

But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me. -- Dec. 21, 2001

No, the country -- this country is a fabulous country. They thought they hurt us, the
evil ones. They have made us stronger, more real, and a better land. -- Dec. 4,

It's an honor to receive this award from such a fabulous organization as Little
League Baseball and, on behalf of the presidency, thank you for what you do. --
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26, 2001

I'm really proud of my appointment of Gale Norton to the Secretary of the
Interior. She is doing a fabulous job. -- Denver, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2001

I'm extremely proud of our First Lady. She's doing a fabulous job. -- Denver,
Colorado, Aug. 14, 2001