By Clarence Swinney
Burlington, NC  cwswinney@netzero.net  

“I say what I mean and mean what I say”
“Promises made-Promises kept”
“When I make up my mind it stays made up”
“I do not take cues from anyone”
“You can’t say one thing and do another”
“Trust me I’m a straight shooter”


1. Osama Bin Laden is my number one priority. (at least this week)

2. We need an Office of Strategic Influence (Next decade maybe)

3.  I will follow the UN Resolution as long as it takes-10-27-02
    10-31-02—The UN needs to act now
      2-13-03—The UN needs to show courage (like you did during Vietnam?)

4. I am a strong believer in Fair Trade—(except steel and softwood lumber) (votes first)
    Ed Crane—Co-Founder and President of The Cato Institute-“Everything this
    administration does is political”

 5. We do not need for the Homeland Security Department to be a Cabinet position.
     I made up my mind on it.
Boston Globe—6-9-02 “Bush Flip Flop”

6.  I will get Osama Bin Laden “Dead or Alive”—(go get em cowboy)—5-13-02-(“I don’t know where he is, I have no idea and I really don’t care.) (It’s not that important. It’s not out first priority”) (“I say what I mean”). (“When I make up my mind it stays made up”).

7.  I will use the bully pulpit with OPEC. (Sic em bulldog my gas now 1.65 per gallon)
    Supply went down and Prices went up and (“This is just the Free Market at Work”)

8.  I will never apologize to the Chinese for “stealing our plane”. Please guys! Be nice.     
    Return our plane
. “I regret it”

9.   I mean what I say—“We can expect an attack”. Each month a new warning. When BOY? 

10. Wash. Post-2-8-03—Bush seeking a promise from IRAN (Evil) for humanitarian help
      in event a slaughter is done in Afghan.
(Sounds like Reagan?)

11. NYT-1-23-03—Bush (Man of steel will) “rescinding” old policy and implementing a new policy that allows managed care organizations to limit and restrict coverage of emergency services for poor people on Medicaid. This was after criticizing HMO.s for refusal to allow treatment. If this is a Devout Christian I am Jesus Christ

12. We will not negotiate with North Korea. Wash Post 1-16-03—Bush is now willing to  consider agricultural and energy aid. (Hold on! This is EVIL of axis)

13. Individual investors who borrow money to buy dividend paying stocks should be penalized. (Gosh! What did he say—he did not mean it) NYT 2-5-03

14. " I mean what I say..." (until yelling starts)  Military pay increase of 2% then 4%   Stars & Stripes-12-30-02—Bush asked Defense Dept. to lower the announced  pay raise for the military from 3.7% to 2%. Finally got 4 in 2004 budget.
“I am tired of all the Lying and Deception”Amen! Hallelulah! Then stop it Boy.
 15.  I mean what I say—I am the education president. Please. First budget increased by   1,5% which had averaged 7% increase per year over five years. (Sounds like Clinton was the Educated educator to me.)

16.  Wash Post-12-2-02—In June 2002 Bush promised 500 Million to fight mother-child transmission  of Aids . In Aug he vetoed the first transfer of the 500 million. In 111 days since his promise 222,000 babies have been infected with Aids. (I wonder if Jesus Christ is tossing in his bed)
17.“Secretary O’Neill is doing a good job. The economy is improving. I have faith in him”. (your faith lasts two weeks boy)
18.The Homeland Security Bio-Terrorism Bill is too expensive. I will veto it. An Ok is not a veto boy.
(I mean what I say” but maybe I will not this time.)
19. I do not approve of an Independent Investigation of 9-11. (“I mean what I say” but—yelling is too loud).
20. I am against international money laundering controls. (9-11—“I changed my steel mind”They may catch daddy.
21.We will have major social security changes. Wash Post. 11-11-01—Andrew Card on Meet the Press on 11-10-02 “I am not sure we will reform it”  This was a Centerpiece of his campaign..
22.-12-30-02—We will not tolerate a North Korean nuclear arsenal. (Act nice guys if you want our $$$)
23.We do not hit civilian targets (in Afghan). There is no evidence. (Red Cross building not  civilian—Veterans Hospital is military—Warlord Party heading to Kabul to celebrate was armed with .22 rifles—Wedding Party was violent and firing in the air at our planes 20,000 feet above them)
24.Wash Post-11-15-02—“If you are not happy with the administration’s policy toward Iraq at any given moment just wait a week or two. A new policy, more your liking, is bound to appear”.
A.    Go it alone week
B.     Let us wait for UN week
C.    “regime change” is goal
D.    remove wmd is goal
E.     Secretary of State is nor speaking for the president
F.     Attorney General is not speaking for the administration.

G.    I am sick and tired of this waffling and waiting.
25. Steel Tariff—I really did not mean that much. I angered some people. Reduce it.
                  (When Bush makes up his mind it stays made up)

26.  Carbon Dioxide is a power plant pollutant I will control.. (Oh! It will be too costly to my energy contributors so forget it suckers—cough cough)

27.Reuters-6-26-02—‘I have confidence in the Palestinians when they understand we are saying they must make the right decisions”—“I can assure you we will not be putting money into a society which is not transparent and which is corrupt”. (Was he  referring to his administration? Sounds like it—transparent—corrupt)
28.  I am against human cloning in any form. (well, not quite “any”)

29.“I knew nothing about dangers of 9-11”. Eight months later. “I knew a damn bunch (but I was too busy on Vacation and looking for more to blame on that President who stomped my dad. Darn it is tough being dumb, inarticulate and following such a brain and great success)

30.“I am in excellent physical condition.” (Darn, staying up till midnight in Paris zapped all my energy—Boy—try conditioning your mind)

31. "I am on top of everything."  (Why did you say twice on TV—“I am not in control the Pentagon is running the War (Afghan)—You have a White House base—same as Al Qaeda. Only more secretive)

32.  I will veto bill increasing benefits for disabled military retirees (Yep! He was a war hero).. 6-20-02 in Wash Post.  I do not change my mind. (Until 2004 Budget).

33.-6-14-02—released 23,653 of ”cherry picked” Reagan papers after refusing to do it. “When I make up my mind it stays made up” Is this BOY real ?”

34.  I mean what I say—‘I will provide 100 million to help preserve the Rain Forest”

35.  Budgeted funds for his dad’s Crusader cannon then demanded that Congress kill the big sucker.

36.  "Airline Security is very important to me."  Then, why did you fight so hard to keep guns out of cockpits?

37.  Barred part-time Mexican and Canadian students from U.S. schools after 9-11. Then, after howls reversed his decision. “When I make up my mind...”

38.  Simon (candidate for Gov. of California). “He is a breath of fresh air.”
             Bush sho' hated that California Smog for he avoided Simon while in his presence.

39.“I will not engage in bailing out countries.” 30 billion to Brazil just a tip?

40.NY Times-Richard Stevenson-2-14-03—Bush eases Ban on AIDS money to pro-abortion groups  abroad.. What will he tell Falwell?

41.-March 6—“We will call for a UN Security Council vote.” Geo. Bush
       March 13—“There may be no vote” Colin Powell
       NY TIMES-“Bush promises to adopt peace plan”. The Guardian-“Bush reversed   his previous insistence that the Middle East Peace effort must wait till after Iraq

42.NY TIMES--Edmund L. Andrwews-2-26-03—Less than a month after President Bush proposed a radical overhaul and expansion of individual retirement and savings account the White House has abandoned their idea.  (“When I make up my mind it stays made up”) (“Promises made promises kept”) (“I say what I mean and mean what I say”)

  -------------WHO IN HECK IS IN CHARGE IN THIS WAFFLE HOUSE?------------

By Clarence Swinney
Burlington, NC  cwswinney@netzero.net