Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush is known for some really humorous quotes. I thought I would include some for you all.

One of Mrs. Bush’s best known speeches was the one she gave at Wellesley College in 1990. You can get a copy of the text as well as an audio at this site. She ends on a fun note: “Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!”

There is this one about George W. that is very funny: “I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.”

Here’s one of my all-time favorites, “I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.”

This one about Clinton…well, it is true, but very pointed: “Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is.”

This is simple, but very true: “War is not nice.”

This one is a good way to look at losing an election: “One thing I can say about George... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring.”

Okay, I have to end with something good, rather than just funny, so here is an uplifting one: “If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.”

I pulled these quotes from:
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/barbara_bush.html
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/a/barbara_bush.htm
http://www.whatquote.com/authors/362-Barbara-Bush.htm

There are lots more…as well as from lots of other Presidents and First Ladies.

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