A few selected, funny but also scary quotes of words of wisdom by George W Bush. Unlike the bogus Gore quotes making the rounds, the source and date for each quote is cited.

The fundamental question is, Will I be a successful president when it comes to foreign policy? I will be, but until Im the president, its going to be hard for me to verify that I think Ill be more effective. In Wayne, Mich., as quoted by Katharine Q. Seelye in the New York Times, June 28, 2000

The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that Ive looked at. I do not believe weve put a guilty … I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas. All Things Considered, NPR, June 16, 2000 (Thanks to Andy Nouraee.)

Im gonna talk about the ideal world, Chris. Ive read, I understand reality. If youre asking me as the president, would I understand reality, I do. On abortion, Hardball, MSNBC; May 31, 2000

Theres not going to be enough people in the system to take advantage of people like me. On the coming Social Security crisis; Wilton, Conn.; June 9, 2000 (Thanks to Andy Mais.)

Bush: First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not the independence day. Thats dieciséis de Septiembre, and … Matthews: Whats that in English? Bush: Fifteenth of September. (Dieciséis de Septiembre = Sept. 16) Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000

This is a world that is much more uncertain than the past. In the past we were certain, we were certain it was us versus the Russians in the past. We were certain, and therefore we had huge nuclear arsenals aimed at each other to keep the peace. Thats what we were certain of. … You see, even though its an uncertain world, were certain of some things. Were certain that even though the evil empire may have passed, evil still remains. Were certain there are people that cant stand what America stands for. … Were certain there are madmen in this world, and theres terror, and theres missiles and Im certain of this, too: Im certain to maintain the peace, we better have a military of high morale, and Im certain that under this administration, morale in the military is dangerously low. Albuquerque, N.M., the Washington Post, May 31, 2000

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