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Entry from January 31, 2008
“Some folks look at me and see swagger, which in Texas is called ‘walking‘“ (George W. Bush)

George W. Bush accepted the Republican nomination for president in September 2004 in New York City, stating: “Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called ‘walking.’”

Texans have long been known to have a certain swagger, but this line has remained memorable.


Wikipedia: George W. Bush
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America. He previously served as the forty-sixth Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 and is the eldest son of former United States President George Herbert Walker Bush. He was inaugurated as President on January 20, 2001 and his current term is scheduled to end on January 20, 2009. 

CNN.com
Bush: ‘Government must take the side of working families’
Friday, September 3, 2004 Posted: 12:05 AM EDT (0405 GMT)
NEW YORK (CNN)—President Bush addressed the Republican Party faithful on their convention’s final night. This is a transcript of his remarks.

Mr. Chairman, delegates, fellow citizens, I’m honored by your support, and I accept your nomination for president of the United States.
(...)
And tonight, my fellow Americans, I ask you to stand with me.

In the last four years—in the last four years, you and I have come to know each other. Even when we don’t agree, at least you know what I believe and where I stand.

You may have noticed I have a few flaws, too. People sometimes have to correct my English.

I knew I had a problem when Arnold Schwarzenegger started doing it.

Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called “walking.”

Now and then I come across as a little too blunt, and for that we can all thank the white-haired lady sitting right up there. (Gesture to Barbara Bush his mother—ed.)

One thing I have learned about the presidency is that whatever shortcomings you have, people are going to notice them; and whatever strengths you have, you’re going to need them. 

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From: Nobody
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 19:11:40 GMT
Local: Fri, Sep 3 2004 2:11 pm
Subject: Bush: “Some people say I have a swagger. In Texas, we call that walking.”

Except that you’re not from Texas dipshit.

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From: “Atheist”
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 07:04:17 -0400
Local: Fri, Sep 3 2004 6:04 am
Subject: Re: President Bushes speech at the RNC

The speech was good. Some very poignant moments. Put together with Miller’s, Cheney’s and Arnold’s, the republicans’ message came through powerfully. George even seemed choked up himself for a moment when talking about US soldiers and their families.

My favorite line (delivered with perfect Bush smug): “Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called “walking."”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, January 31, 2008 • Permalink