In January, 2000, I predicted Gore would lose
in Tennessee and wouldn't carry the South because he supported gun
In November, 2000, Gore lost in Tennessee and every other Southern
state, except Florida, maybe.
In November 2000, TV newscasters tried to change geography by saying
Gore carried the Southern state of Arkansas.
In November 2000, I looked at a map. Arkansas was still a lower
central state. It hadn't magically been relocated in the South.
In December, 2000, George W. Bush was declared the winner of the
presidential election after no one is exactly sure what went on
In 1555, the French astrologer Nostradamus wrote, "Come the
millennium, month twelve, in the home of the greatest power, the
village idiot will come forth to be acclaimed the leader."
Was Nostradamus blowing smoke or was he on to something? Perhaps
the following statements by the now President Bush will help you
answer that question.
"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history.
I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century.
I didn't live in this century."
"Welcome to Mrs. Bush and my fellow astronauts."
"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between
a mother and a child."
"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom
and democracy, but that could change."
"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
"Mars is essentially in the same orbit. Mars is somewhat
the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have
pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there
is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can
"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good
judgments in the future."
"One word sums up the responsibility of a Governor and that
one word is 'to be prepared'."
"We are going to have the best educated American people in
"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican."
"A low voter turn out is an indication of fewer people going
to the polls."
"The future will be better tomorrow."
"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not
"I stand by all the misstatements that I have made."
"We have a firm commitment to NATO. We are part of NATO.
We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are part of Europe."
"For NASA space is still a high priority."
"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach
"The American people would not want to know of any misquotes
that George Bush may or may not have made."
"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things."
"Public speaking is easy."
"Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms
of not having."
"We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten
you on the mistakes we may or may not have made."
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the
impurities in the air and water that are doing it."
"They misunderestimated me."
"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers on it."
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
"I understand small business growth. I was one."
"I know how hard it is to put food on your family."
"The great thing about America is everybody should vote."
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
"The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady
in my case."
"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."
"I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot
easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question."
"Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric
in nature because it is a product we can find in our neighborhoods."
"We ought to make the pie higher."
"They want the federal government controlling Social Security
like it's some kind of federal program."
"It's your money. You paid for it."
"I'm a uniter not a divider. That means when it's time to
sew up your chest cavity, we use stitches as opposed to opening
"It's time for the human race to enter the solar system.Ó
"People that are very weird can get into sensitive positions
and have a tremendous impact on history."
George W. certainly hit the nail on the head with that one. Now
put the hammer down before you hurt yourself.
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