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‘I’m the Decider and I Decide What Is Best’

Posted on Apr 19, 2006
Bush is 'The Decider'

Watch the president utter the remark that became a classic the moment it left his lips.

Crooks and Liars:

Reporter: What do you say to the critics who believe that you are ignoring the advice of retired generals and military commanders who say there needs to be a change?

Bush: I say I listen to all voices but mine’s the final decision and Don Rumsfeld is doing a fine job. He’s not only transforming the military, he’s fighting a war on terror - He’s helping us fight a war on terror. I have strong confidence in Don Rumsfeld. I hear the voices and I read the front page and I know the speculation but I’m the decider and I decide what is best and what’s best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the Secretary of defense.



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By john glanz, April 26, 2006 at 9:26 pm Link to this comment
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What’s the difference between a decider and imbeciler?  Ans:  The word disgracer follows decider and idioticer precedes imbeciler.
What ever happened to “decision maker”?
Was it left at Harvard Business School?

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By californiadreamer, April 24, 2006 at 12:43 pm Link to this comment
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things are getting too fast and furious and the scriptwriters are having trouble keeping up.  So George has to trot out there with only half an idea of what his talking points are supposed to be.  I guess the US power elite picks all the presidents, but this time they have outdone themselves. What a joke, but it hurts too much to laugh.

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By Jaded Prole, April 22, 2006 at 2:08 pm Link to this comment
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Sounds like things are getting tense in the fuhrerbunker.

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By selfruled, April 21, 2006 at 6:52 pm Link to this comment
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‘I’m the Decider and I Decide What Is Best’

Yes your holyne… I mean, yes Mr. president…

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By Ricardo Palacio, April 21, 2006 at 1:50 pm Link to this comment
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I think GWB was the first child left behind!

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By, April 20, 2006 at 8:39 pm Link to this comment
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Haven’t you Americans any of those men in white anymore who come and tie you up in one of those suits and place you in a padded cell? What a pity; your president would make a good target for them and save us other peop;e of this planet a lot of bother.

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By RogerARTcom, April 20, 2006 at 7:58 pm Link to this comment
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I’M the DECIDER image at

Ok 2 copy & Pass It On

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By R. A. Earl, April 19, 2006 at 8:56 pm Link to this comment
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Eric the Red, Vlad the Impaler, Ivan the Terrible, Attila the Hun, Richard the Lion-Hearted, and now, George the Decider.

He’s right! He WILL go down in the history books! Well… maybe not. If somehow GWB isn’t removed from his post BEFORE he does something REALLY stupid, there just may not be much of a world left to read the record!

I don’t know where the American spirit has gone, but folks, from where I sit, it’s got up and went! Perhaps the entire country is stunned into disbelief that they could possibly have elected such a dangerous demagogue as their President… TWICE!

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By neecha, April 19, 2006 at 1:30 pm Link to this comment
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Shrub is a “decider”, Not a “devider!”
Who couldn’t tell THAT?

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By FoolBush, April 19, 2006 at 1:20 pm Link to this comment
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I cringe everytime the “Decider” opens his mouth to feed us his mindless babble. If this is the best that we have to present to the world, is it any wonder why the rest of the civilized world regard us as crass, obnoxious, dumb buffoons?

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By jp, April 19, 2006 at 11:00 am Link to this comment
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Unfortunately no one has been able to explain to George that he is only the voice of the “deciders” and he works on their behalf. Once again this spoiled rich kid deftly defies the American voice(the deciders)and promotes the agenda of his daddies buddies. All the while the mainstream press sit on their hands and bit their tounges.

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By elanecu, April 19, 2006 at 8:50 am Link to this comment
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from Wikipedia.

In computability theory, a machine that always halts — also called a decider (Sipser, 1996) — is any abstract machine or model of computation that, contrary to the most general Turing machines, is guaranteed to halt for any particular description and input (see halting problem).

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By Hilding Lindquist, April 19, 2006 at 3:53 am Link to this comment
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Ooh boy! No wonder Bush was a cheerleader!

When the Team Captain has to start reminding the first squad who’s in charge, you know you got troubles, right here in River City (on the Potomac).

He doesn’t have a clue on how to lead in the trenches, does he?

There are sooooo many cliches that come out of this performance ... but the one we all recognize is the dumb rich kid reliving his frat house days all his life ... or as long as his poppy’s money holds out.

And the parent leans over to the giggling child, pointing to the man at the podium, “Shhh, dear, that is not a clown. It is the President of the United States.”

“Really?” the child asks.


“How come?”

The parent pauses, trying to come up with an answer her/his child will understand, then realizes he/she doesn’t understand it either anymore.

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