George Bush (Senior)

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Life its own self, as Dan Jenkins said. Life its own self. Figurre that one out, Norm. But what it means is, I have a lot more to learn from President Reagan.

I want to make sure everybody who has a job wants a job.

Hey, listen. Iím a member of the NRA. Youíre hurting my feelings, as they say in China.

Chivalry is only reasonably dead.
Offering a chair to a woman

Now, like, Iím President. It would be pretty hard for some drug guy to come into the White House and start offering it up, you know? ... I bet if they did, I hope I would say, "Hey, get lost. We donít want any of that.Ē
talking to a group of students

Itís time to stand the history of wetlands destruciton on its head.

I canít think of any new existing law thatís in force that wasnít before.

For seven and a half years Iíve worked alongside President Reagan. Weíve had triumphs. Made some mistakes. Weíve had some sex... uh... setbacks.

Look, I want to give the high five symbol to high tech... The truth is, it reminds a lot of people of the way I pitch horseshoes. Would you believe some of the people? Would you believe our dog?

The caribou love it [the Alaska pipeline]. They rub against it and they have babies. There are more caribou in Alaska than you can shake a stick at.

Walter Mondale: George Bush doesnít have the manhood to apologize.
George Bush: Well, on the manhood thing, Iíll put mine up against his anytime.

I hope I stand for anti-bigotry, andti-Semitism, anti-racism. This is what drives me.

Iím no cowboy. I pitch horseshoe for a living, but I donít ride ththese broncos.

I still feel that the best answer is a head-on-head, man-to-man negotiation between the union and the airline.

Iím not going to discuss what Iím not going to bring up... Even if I donít discuss it, Iím not going to discuss it.

Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff. You canít be. And we are blessed. So donít feel sorry for--donít cry for me, Argentina.

Iíve tasked Bill. Iíve said, ďBill, work on the problem.Ē

I believe in unions and I believe in non-unions.

I thought this guy was kind of dead.

All I was doing was appealing for an endorsement, not suggesting you endorse it.

Yes, we've got problems at home. And I think I got a good plan to help fix those problems at home. But because of our leadership, because we didn't listen to the freeze--the nuclear freeze group, do you remember, freeze it, back in the 70s, freeze, don't touch it; we're going to lock it in now or else we'll have war.

If a frog had wings, he wouldn't hit his tail on the ground. Too hypothetical.

Don't just ask me what's wrong with our legal system. Check with that famous enforcer of American justice. I'm not talking about Oliver Wendell Holmes or John Marshall. I mean someone even more famous than that: Hulk Hogan.

It has been said by some cynic, maybe it was a former president, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." Well, we took themn literally--that advice, as you know. But I didn;t need that because I have Barbara Bush.

I have opinions of my own--strong opinions--but I don't always agree with them.

My position has not changed. I am--uh--pro--pro--uh--pro-life.

Can I make the promise I won't support new taxes? Absolutely. But, you know, sometimes you run into new realities.

I'd like to find the leaker and I'd like to see the leaker filed--fired. Filed would be all right.

Tell me, general, how dead is the Dead Sea?

I don't want to run the risk of ruining what is a lovely recession.
expressing gratitude for a warm reception

It's no exaggeration to say the undecideds could go one way or another.

I'm all for Lawrence Welk. Lawrence Welk is a wonderful man. He used to be, or was, or--wherever he is now, bless him.

Some reporters said I don't have any vision. I don't see that.

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