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2005/12/29

Most Memorable Bushism of 2005? "Heck of a Job..."

@ 05:32 PM (105 months, 17 days ago)

The Global Language Monitor is a non-profit organization that monitors language use.  And they announced their most memorable Bushism of 2005.

The winner: Idiot Son's praise of then FEMA Director Michael Brown, when he said "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" in the midst of the worst natural disaster to hit U.S. soil.

Paul JJ Payack, the President of Global Language Monitor, says although the "heck of a job" quote comes out on top, there are some other memorable Bushisms from 2005:

-- "See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda," Bush said in explaining his communications strategy last May.

-- "I think I may need a bathroom break. Is this possible?" Bush asked in a note to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice during a U.N. Security Council meeting in September.

-- "This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table," Bush said in Brussels last February.

-- "In terms of timetables, as quickly as possible - whatever that means," the president said of his timeframe for passing Social Security legislation in March.

-- "Those who enter the country illegally violate the law," Bush said in describing illegal immigrants in Tucson, Arizona, last month.

President Bush's "Brownie" quote wins award

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