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Great Moments in Presidential Speeches

If you any of you watch Letterman regularly, you’ve no doubt seen the series of “Great Moments in Presidential Speeches” he does every night. It’s really a testament to George W. Bush that there’s enough material to fill the small segment five nights a week — and I think Dave has been running it for a couple of years now. And some enterprising young YouTuber compiled a series of them into this nice five-minute clip — it’ll be the best laugh you have all day. If only it didn’t come at the expense of the leader of the free world.

Jon Stewart is funny. But George Bush is hilario …. an idiot!

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I couldn't make it all the way through... all his winking started to scare me. Creepy.

meh. This could have been so much better. I mean, everyone stutters once in a while, and even normal people have been known to have a habit of giving a creepy wink when nervous, but what about all those amazing bush-isms? I mean, the truly truly stupid things he's said?

jeez. i think that this clip shows the calibre of the audience's intelligence, rather than of Bush's. I mean, anyone who laughs that much at someone stuttering (and let's face it, the man is pushing 60) is clearly mentally challenged *and* lacking compassion.

Hilarious! Especially juxtaposed with two great presidents - Roosevelt and Kennedy!

However, I agree that there are so many other great moments that didn't make the reel such as:

1. When he tried to exit through the locked door in China.

2. "You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that."
—to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005

3. "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
—Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

4. "A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it."

5. "There's still a lot of Queens in George Tenet."—Washington D.C., Dec. 14, 2004

And on and on...