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George W. Bushisms

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  411 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
* An hilarious collection of monumental gaffs and verbal faux pas from America's new President
* Jacob Weisberg is a regular guest on BBC Radio and a highly regarded political correspondent
* The new book is a natural follow-up to his previous book BUSHISMS (1992) a collection of misstatements by George Bush Snr.
Kindle Edition, 93 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published January 1st 2001)
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Rudy Gutierrez
It matters not if you love him or hate him, this book is hilarious. I know most of the saying in the book are taken out of context but the fact that it came out of his mouth to begin with cracks me up. There are some that I find myself quoting at times and I don't even need to say who said it my kids already know what I am refereeing to. Like "I know that human beings and fish can coexist peacefully" and "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family" & my favorite "They misundere ...more
Susen liest
Jul 08, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
(habe ich nur für die Rory Gilmore Challenge gelesen - aus meiner Perspektive völliger Schwachsinn)
Molly
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This is a collection of some of the odd, grammatically incorrect and head scratching things that have been said by President George W. Bush. I picked it up because it is part of the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. This was published shortly after his election and it has been eight years since he left office, so it is a bit out of date now. It gave me a few laughs and made me feel almost nostalgic for the days when I thought he was the worst president of my lifetime. I was no fan of Dubya, but co ...more
Ietrio
Aug 12, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: junk
Mildly amusing. A long way to say Weisberg is smart with the power of Google, Bush is stupid. Which is probably true, because of Google.
Dexter Lawson
Feb 04, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Garbage
Chadijah Mastura
Aug 24, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alreadyread
Aaaaaaaahhhhh, Bush, Bush, Bush... Of course, despite his misstatements, he caused us all a kind of addiction to him--or should I say that his misstatements has caused us all addicted to him?

No wonder he could be a two-times elected President. Or should I say how could he ever been elected two times as the President of the great United States of America?

Some of his misstatements are very hilarious! Like:

"I do know I'm ready for the job (the precidency). And if not, that's just the way it goes."

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Owen Spencer
Sep 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first of a series of books exposing the idiotic misstatements of America's least intelligent president. It's hilarious. The perfect book for your bathroom. My only complaint is that it is too short. A larger compilation (in one volume) is a better purchase. Here are some examples of quotes from this book: "It's your money, you paid for it". "It is not Reaganesque to support a tax plan that is Clinton in nature." "Will the highways on the internet become more few?" "I think we ought t ...more
TrumanCoyote
A few good ones, but a lot of these seemed pretty petty. After all, the guy has dylsexia, so if he says "presumptive" instead of "presumptuous," it doesn't seem to me like that big of a deal. And as he said (in the roundabout fashion reminiscent of his dad): "What I'm suggesting to you is, if you can't name the foreign minister of Mexico, therefore, you know, you're not capable of what you do. But the truth of the matter is you are, whether you can or not." Mostly this book seemed like some New ...more
Nicole Buchheit
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't feel like this is really a book so I don't really have a review. It took about twenty minutes, gave me a few laughs, and now I'm done... So... Three stars. Because one implies I didn't enjoy it at all and five says that it qualified as not just literature, but great literature - which it didn't.
Suncan Stone
Some of my favourite ones are:
I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully. (I am sure he spent many an evening contemplating this one)
They misunderestimated me. (of course they did)
I think we agree, the past is over. (I should coco)
Drug therapies are replacing a lot of medicines as we used to know it.
melydia
Nov 13, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: democrats
If you enjoy laughing at the president's misuse of the English language, then you will find this book hilarious. I, on the other hand, found it terribly depressing to be reminded over and over again of the incompetence my beloved nation elected - twice.
Crystal
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There are way more Bushisms on the internet and they are hilarious. I was disappointed in this book. I'd suggest skipping it and searching Bushisms on Google instead.
Jens
Jul 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is our children learning?
Peter
Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's enough to make grown men cry - I need help with this.
Crystal
Good for a chuckle!
Sammie Wylie payne
Funny for a quick afternoon read, but nothing I took too seriously.
Joseph
Jun 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full of his great one-liners.
Amy
Apr 10, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookcrossed
Unbelievable, some of the things that come out of this man's mouth! It's funny, but it would be much funnier if it weren't so frightening...
Angie
This was freaking hilarious and because of all the stupid stuff that came from his own mouth. LOL
Angela
Jun 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe he's our president...
Judi sampson-young
The only thing I liked about Bush were his verbal missteps that always had me laughing, shaking my head and saying "god love him."
Megan
To think this used to be our biggest presidential problem.
Candace Schaddelee
This is a hilarious quick read. I was sad, however, that I only got 100 Bushisms. I know there are more. Give the people what they want!
Wsm
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I was never a fan of his politics,but he had such a great talent for providing unintentional humour.This is a very funny book and so are the succeeding volumes in this series.
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Jacob Weisberg is an American political journalist, serving as editor-in-chief of Slate Group, a division of The Washington Post Company. Weisberg is also a Newsweek columnist. He served as the editor of Slate magazine for six years, until stepping down in June 2008. He is the son of Lois Weisberg, a Chicago social activist and connector celebrated in Malcolm Gladwell's book The Tipping Point. Wei ...more