When it comes to having a natural talent to mangle the English language and limited ability to retain accurate facts Miss South Carolina has a role model in the President of the United States such as America. The President’s linguistic gifts, dubbed "Bushisms", are a new national treasure that will raise the spirits of Americans for generations to come.
Here are some brilliant Bush quotes gathered by the Slate:
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."—Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000"
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"—Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000"
"I’ve heard he’s been called Bush’s poodle. He’s bigger than that."—discussing former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, as quoted by the Sun newspaper, June 27, 2007"
"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYN’s aren’t able to practice their love with women all across the country."—Sept. 6, 2004, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."—Greater Nashua, N.H., Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 27, 2000
"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.’’—Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001
"If you’ve got a chicken factory, a chicken-plucking factory, or whatever you call them, you know what I’m talking about."—discussing the sorts of jobs many illegal immigrant workers perform, Tipp City, Ohio, April 19, 2007
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