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Dubya in 2000

Some ironic statements from George W. Bush back in 2000 when he was running for the presidency:

Dubya claimed that he would be able to bring down the price of gasoline through sheer force of personality. “I would work with our friends in OPEC to convince them to open up the spigot, to increase the supply.” How? By using the political good will his administration would earn with the Saudis and Kuwaitis.

Responding to charges that the Republicans were “turning the US Congress into a scandal-industrial complex” and that Bush was “the CEO” of that, Bush replied “It’s frankly the type of politics people in America are sick of, this kind of finger pointing, calling names and trying to divert attention.”

Finally, he claimed that he was “the person that can change the tone of Washington, D.C.”

“Just give me a chance to be the president.”