Bushism of the Day

The 43rd president's accidental wit and wisdom.
Dec. 31 2008 4:30 PM

Bushism of the Day

"So I analyzed that and decided I didn't want to be the president during a depression greater than the Great Depression, or the beginning of a depression greater than the Great Depression."—Washington D.C., Dec. 18, 2008

Click here  to see video of Bush's comments. The Bushism is at 19:09.

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