Thursday, March 21, 2013

Quote du jour

Toward the beginning of his administration, Bush (George W.) met with Ariel Sharon, the prime minister of Israel. Sharon was trying to impress on the new president the Israeli situation. He said (this is a paraphrase), “What would happen if you were governor of Texas and Texas got hit with missiles coming from Mexico? In an hour, there wouldn’t be a Mexico, right?”

Bush said, “No — 15 minutes.”
-Jay Nordlinger, Impromptus

2 comments:

  1. Do you think it is possible for a lib to understand this?

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    1. With an interpreter, maybe?

      The timing of this quote with Zero's Israel visit was not planned. I queued this quote up a month ago, after I read it in Impromptus. I think it was even bumped once along the way for a more timely quote.

      The contrast here between the two men is night and day. I couldn't have planned it better if I'd tried.

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