from the mouths of great leaders

Following are quotes from two of our nation’s presidents.

Quote 1: “I must tell you, I’m sleeping a lot better than people would assume.

Quote 2: “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.

One of these quotes is by George Bush. The other is by Abraham Lincoln. I’ll let you guess which is which, and draw your own conclusions.

update: On second thought, I’ll go ahead and tell you. The first quote was from our current leader, George Bush the Younger. He said it a few days ago, and it’s still got me pissed – the fuck – off. If I had a child serving in Iraq right now, I’d be standing outside the White House, demanding his immediate removal from office… A real leader, like Lincoln, struggles under the weight of his responsibilities.

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  1. trusty getto
    Posted December 17, 2006 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I got it right w/o the hint.

    Thank you, though, for assuming I needed one. Normally, that’s the case.

  2. mark
    Posted December 17, 2006 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of absolutely unforvigable quotes, did you hear what Cheney said about Rumsfeld yesterday? He called him the finest Secretary of Defense our nation has ever had.

  3. egpenet
    Posted December 17, 2006 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    And Bush’s attributed quote about the Baker Report … that “I think it’s a flying piece of shit” … I believe attributed to him by Maureen Dowd in the NYT, or maybe not Maureen, but the NYT.

    Stunning …

    Two more politically sleepless years for me it seems …

    But worse than my whining about my pathetic insomnia … how many more needless American, Iraqi, Afghani, Lebanese, Jewish and Palestinian deaths?

  4. ChelseaL
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    Now, see, I don’t think he’s sleeping better than I would assume. I think he’s sleeping just as well as I assume.

  5. UBU
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Who is Abmraham Lincoln?

    And how dare you misquote the President, egpenet! He said it was a “flaming” piece of shit, didn’t he?

    Your fact checkin’ bro

  6. egpenet
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    “flaming” is correct … UBU

    … Abmraham Lincoln was a blacksmith from Goshen, Indiana, who was also quoted to have said, “Ow! That’s the third burn this morning! Dammit!”

  7. mike_1630
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    I might just have to copy & paste this post – it’s a great comparison.

  8. mark
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Sorry for the spelling mistake. It will never happen again.

  9. UBU
    Posted December 19, 2006 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Don’t try to cover up, Mark — I know that you really thought his name was Abmraham Licoln…

  10. t.d. glass
    Posted January 12, 2007 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Others have jumped in to flesh out the Bush – Lincoln comparrison.

    Here’s the Daily Show-

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