Bushism of the Day.

Bushism of the Day.

The 43rd president's accidental wit and wisdom.
May 2 2005 10:38 AM

Bushism of the Day

"We expect the states to show us whether or not we're achieving simple objectives—like literacy, literacy in math, the ability to read and write."—on federal education requirements, Washington, D.C., April 28, 2005

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