Bushism of the Day.

The 43rd president's accidental wit and wisdom.
Sept. 18 2002 12:12 PM

Bushism of the Day

"There's an old saying in Tennessee—I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, fool me once, shame on—shame on you. Fool me—you can't get fooled again."—Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

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Bush on Bushisms!"Most of you probably didn't know that I have a new book out. Some guy put together a collection of my wit and wisdom—or, as he calls it, my accidental wit and wisdom. [ Laughter.] But I'm kind of proud that my words are already in book form."—Radio-Television Correspondents Association dinner, Washington, D.C., March 29, 2001 (Click here for the full transcript.)

Jacob Weisberg is chairman and editor-in-chief of The Slate Group and author of The Bush Tragedy. Follow him on Twitter.

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