On the record, off-the-cuff, and often off-the-wall presidential quotations, ather hilarious look at George W. Bush's wayward way with words. It may still be too early to assess George W. Bush's impact on history, but there's question that he's added a something special to our political discourse. Laughter. GEORGE W. BUSHISMS, a collection of quotations from the Bush campaign, appeared on bestseller lists in New York, Boston, Washington, and Los Angeles. In fact, it proved so irresistible that George W. himself used it as a ready reference in a speech he gave to reporters early in 2001. Gathered during Bush's first year in office, this second annual compendium of gaffes, malapropisms, spoonerisms, and mangled phrases is sure to win Bush the title of America's most verbally-challenged president. Whether discussing the pressing issues of the day or his own adjustment to presidency, Bush is single-handedly redfinging the meaning of 'word play' with gems like these:
Jacob Weisberg is chief political correspondent for SLATE magazine and co-editor of BUSHISMS (1992), a collection of President George Bush Snr. He is also a contributing writer to THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE.