Tag Archives: George W. Bush


George W. Bush Delivers Quotable Quip in Father’s Eulogy

“The idea is to die young as late as possible.”

— Former President George W. Bush, quoted by the Washington Post, delivering the eulogy at his father’s funeral.


Pelosi: We Miss George Bush

“Did we ever think we would see the day when we would say, ‘Please bring back George W. Bush?’ We really did work together.”

— House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), quoted by the Texas Tribune.


George W. Bush Sums Up All of Our Responses to Trump’s Inauguration in Five Words

“That was some weird sh*t.”

— Former President George W. Bush, quoted by New York Magazine, at Donald Trump’s inauguration in January.


Bush Says Media Is ‘Indispensable’ to Democracy

I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We needed the media to hold people like me to account. Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.

— Former President George W. Bush, in an interview on the Today Show.

News & Comment

Donald Sinks to 38% Approval in Gallup Daily Tracking Poll – 30 Days into His Presidency


Good news: People have caught on. Bad news: Donald will be even more determined to start a war in hope that, like Bush did in 2003, he’ll gain approval as a war-time president.


How Will Trump Govern?

The U.S. has never before had a president with no political or military experience, nor one who so routinely shirks the truth, embraces conspiracy theories, and contradicts himself. All of this makes it almost impossible to know how he will govern. … But Trump’s looming presidency does have a precedent: George W. Bush’s. Several parallels stand out. For starters, like Bush, Trump did not win the popular vote, but may nonetheless assume that he has a mandate for sweeping change. And the direction of that change may produce results that not even his supporters like.

Jeffrey Frankel


Could George Bush Have Been the Last Republican President?

I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president.

— George W. Bush, quoted by Politico, talking to Bush administration alumni about the state of the Republican party.


Laura Bush Won’t Say If She’d Support Trump

I’m not going to answer. Don’t ask that.

— Former First Lady Laura Bush, quoted by USA Today, when asked if she would support Donald Trump for president.


Country Split Over Whether George Bush Kept Us Safe


Of Americans said George W. Bush’s policies kept us safer, while 35% said he kept us less safe, according to a new Morning Consult poll. Twenty percent of voters said they didn’t think his policies made any impact.


George Bush Represents a Kinder Political Age

I had a twinge of nostalgia watching George W. Bush campaign for his little brother in South Carolina Monday night… He was earthy… Bush was corny… He was also self-deprecating. … But mostly, W’s cameo in the 2016 campaign served as a reminder that, not too long ago, conservative politics wasn’t so beastly. Bush, wading into the manure pile that is the 2016 Republican primary fight, was pleasant, civil and decent.

— Dana Milbank, Washington Post