Monday, October 01, 2007

Tuesday Ten #8

Ten classic Bushisms regarding education and children
Not including his most recent gaffe which you can see here.
  1. "I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children." --George W. Bush, second presidential debate, Oct. 11, 2000

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

  3. "Reading is the basics for all learning." --George W. Bush, announcing his "Reading First" initiative in Reston, Va., March 28, 2000

  4. "Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" --George W. Bush, Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000

  5. "I want it to be said that the Bush administration was a results-oriented administration, because I believe the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read and having an education system that's responsive to the child and to the parents, as opposed to mired in a system that refuses to change, will make America what we want it to be — a more literate country and a hopefuller country." —George W. Bush, Jan. 11, 2001

  6. "You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.'' —George W. Bush, Feb. 21, 2001

  7. "The public education system in America is one of the most important foundations of our democracy. After all, it is where children from all over America learn to be responsible citizens, and learn to have the skills necessary to take advantage of our fantastic opportunistic society." —George W. Bush, May 1, 2002

  8. "As Luce reminded me, he said, without data, without facts, without information, the discussions about public education mean that a person is just another opinion." —George W. Bush, Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 9, 2003

  9. "Then you wake up at the high school level and find out that the illiteracy level of our children are appalling." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2004

  10. "I want to thank you for the importance that you've shown for education and literacy." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., April 13, 2005



25 comments:

yournamehere said...

Thanks. Blood is shooting from my pores now.

ÜberFlounder said...

I blame those lame ass teachers at Yale and Harvard for his shortcomings.

Bill said...

This may explain why Clarence Thomas says his Yale degree is worthless. He says he's put a 15 cents price sticker on it.

Justin said...

Ten is too few.

Sizzle said...

i can hardly get past the first one. holy crap.

"hopefuller," yeah, um. . .

Think Frustrated said...

But we do live in an opportunistic society!

I think that's why he did the "No Child Left Behind." Because, he got full advantage of being pushed through school and and Ivy League education, and became president with an IQ of 62. He wants everyone to have that opportunity. That, and he heard somewhere that passing tests is good.

Hypersonic said...

Hey! That's ten...?...OH...I get it...nice one.


But seriously, how the fuck did you guys let this Bozo in?!

Valley Girl said...

Thank God he's going away next year. How is it that his daughter and wife are school teachers? I'm baffled.

Bone said...

"I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children."

How can you debate that? There's no comeback for that.

I'll be much more hopefuller in a year or so.

Nance said...

Sigh. Let's not make his idiocy a condemnation of TEACHERS, please. His parents are filthy rich and money talks and pushes.

Princess of the Universe said...

I don't even understand what he's trying to say in most of those!
Maybe we shold be blaming his speech writers...

Scarlet Hip said...

Todd - you're welcome. My head is spinning so hard I'm afraid it's going to snap right off my neck.

Flounder - I blame him.

Bill - after bearing witness of his supreme stupidity throughout the last seven years, I can confidently say that Yale is either the worst school on the planet - or the easiest to bribe.

Justin - I was just focusing on this one topic. Click the link above to get the full frontal assault of his idiocy.

Sizz - and people wonder why the rest of the world is laughing at us.

Scarlet Hip said...

Jacob - NCLB was created so the privileged would continue to flourish and the underprivileged would continue to stay exactly where they are.

Hyper - ask Flounder.

Valley Girl - it doesn't say much for their skills that they haven't been able to teach him how to read yet.

Bone - that's why he kept winning debates! You can't argue with anything he says because he doesn't say anything.

Nance - don't listen to Flounder. He'd defend Bush even if he started a war for no good reason and caused the deaths of thousands of innocent people.
Oh wait ...

Princess - we can blame them for assuming he has the ability to complete a simple sentence.

The Europhile said...

Does our school system still teach multiple choice vs essay style?

Curious...this doesn't necessarily lend to analytical behavior..

Bush is, well, bush, right, he's never deviated from what he was about...

egan said...

Like Sizzle, I had trouble get past that first one too. These read like spam email you automatically delete.

/\ said...

in times like these, bush is obviously the reich man for the job.

besides, he's not THAT dumb. he outsmarted that pretzel a few years ago. barely.

jiggs said...

what a dumbass.

Übermilf said...

And, he just vetoed a bill to provide funding for children's health care.

Melliferous Pants said...

He should be the one taking literacy tests.

CP said...

That post made me bleed rectally and it was still better than listening to that man butcher the english language.

Ugh. He should be the kid that gets left behind.

CP.

BV said...

I just left the Slate bushisms before I came here. How ironic?

cajunvegan said...

My hair hurts.

"Education belongs to everybody. High standards belongs to everybody."
Source: White House speech, Oct. 2, 2003

Tits McGee said...

My head just exploded.

The Dummy said...

This world would have been a much better place if you had been his teacher!

All Mod Cons said...

I REALLY love his "Fool me once..." effort. I'll never tire of watching that on YouTube.