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Bush on Dictatorship

December 19, 2005

In his December 19th press conference regarding his secret and likely illegal program of domestic surveillance, an angry President George W. Bush took umbrage at suggestions that he believes in unprecedented, expansive and unchecked presidential power. A fuming Bush responded:

"To say 'unchecked power' basically is ascribing some kind of dictatorial position to the President, which I strongly reject."

Unfortunately, Bush's past statements show that far from rejecting dictatorial power for the President, he's actually quite enamored of it.

"A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it."
- President George W. Bush, July 26, 2001.
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."
- President-elect George W. Bush, December 18, 2000.
"You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier."
- Texas Governor George W. Bush, July 1998.

4 comments on “Bush on Dictatorship”

  1. HAHAHAHAHA On July 27,2001 at about 12:01 am George got a call from Karl - "Don't you ever say that again - we'll in public, hehehe, you know what I mean." George - "He he...what'd ya mean?"

  2. It's doublethinking, Bush is a master when it comes to it. It's the ability to bend reality, the capacity to turn the unreal real.
    Heil Democracy! Heil America!


Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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