White House Correspondents Dinner Speech
"Ladies and gentlemen, I've been attending these dinners for years, and
just quietly sitting there. Well I've got a few things I want to say
for a change.
This is going to be fun because he [the President] really doesn't have a clue about what
I'm going to say next."
"George and I are complete opposites: I'm quiet; he's
talkative. I'm introverted; he's extroverted.
I can pronounce 'nuclear.'"
"The amazing thing, however, is that George and I were just meant to be.
I was the librarian who spent 12 hours a day in the library; yet,
somehow, I met George."
"We met and married and I became one of the regulars up at
Kennebunkport. All the Bushes love Kennebunkport, which is like
Crawford, but without the nightlife. People ask me what it's like to be
up there with the whole Bush clan. Let me put it this way: first prize --
three-day vacation with the Bush family; second prize -- 10 days."
"George didn't know much about ranches when we
bought the place....Now, of course, he spends his days clearing brush, cutting trails,
taking down trees, or, as the girls call it,
The Texas Chainsaw
Massacre. George's answer to any problem at the ranch is to cut it down
with a chainsaw -- which I think is why he and Cheney and Rumsfeld get
along so well."
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