Bushism of the Day

Bushism of the Day

The 43rd president's accidental wit and wisdom.
Jan. 20 2009 10:52 AM

Bushism of the Day

"I guess it's OK to call the secretary of education here 'buddy.' That means friend."—Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 2009

Jacob Weisberg Jacob Weisberg

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

Click here  to see video of Bush's comments. The Bushism is at 2:38.

Got a Bushism? Send it to bushisms@slate.com. For more, see "The Complete Bushisms."

.

Advertisement

.

.

  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.