During a debate, Bush said to Gore: "Mr. Vice President, in all due respect, it is -- I'm not sure eighty percent of the people will get the death tax. I know this: A hundred percent will get it if I'm the president."
When John McCain dropped out of the 2000 election, he and Bush had a meeting during which Bush said, "I think we agree, the past is over."
Bush to Chris Matthews on Hardball, ""I'm gonna talk about the ideal world, Chris. I've read -- I understand reality. If you're asking me as the president, would I understand reality, I do."
Asked once if he would take back any comments he made, Bush said, "I think if you know what you belive, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question."
Bush was discussing Internet millionaires, those "who have become rich beyond their means."
One day before the 2000 election, Bush said, "They misunderestimated me."
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." Yes, he really said that.
Bush said this of Al Gore, "The fact that he relies on facts -- says things that are not factual -- are going to undermine his campaign."
"If you don't stand for anything, you don't stand for anything. If you don't stand for something, you don't stand for anything." Yep, he said it.
"Now, by the way, surplus means a little money left over. Otherwise it wouldn't be called a surplus."
You can't make this stuff up! We'll miss you W. NOT.