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Excerpted From:
The Complete Bushisms
Compiled by Jacob Weisberg
Jacob Weisberg is Slate's chief political correspondent. You can e-mail him
at  Posted Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at 4:00 p.m. PT

"Anyway, after we go out and work our hearts out, after you go out and help
us turn out the vote, after we've convinced the good Americans to vote,
and while they're at it, pull that old George W. lever, if I'm the one,
when I put my hand on the Bible, when I put my hand on the Bible, that day
when they swear us in, when I put my hand on the Bible, I will swear to
not-to uphold the laws of the land."-Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2000

"It's your money. You paid for it."-LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

"It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important.
It's not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you
know, the dark dungeons of the Internet."-Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct.
24, 2000

"If I'm the president, we're going to have emergency-room care, we're going
to have gag orders."

"Drug therapies are replacing a lot of medicines as we used to know it."

"It's one thing about insurance, that's a Washington term."

"I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun."

"Mr. Vice President, in all due respect, it is-I'm not sure 80 percent of
the people get the death tax. I know this: 100 percent will get it if I'm
the president."

"Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way America is all about."

"If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then I'm
for it."-St. Louis, Mo., October 18, 2000

"Our priorities is our faith."-Greensboro, N.C., Oct. 10, 2000

"I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling,
which is illiterate children."-Second presidential debate, Oct. 11, 2000
(Thanks to Leonard Williams.)

"It's going to require numerous IRA agents."-On Gore's tax plan, Greensboro,
N.C., Oct. 10, 2000

"I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer
questions. I can't answer your question."-In response to a question about
whether he wished he could take back any of his answers in the first debate.
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Oct. 4, 2000 (Thanks to Peter Feld.)

"I would have my secretary of treasury be in touch with the financial
centers, not only here but at home."-Boston, Oct. 3, 2000 (Thanks to M.

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