The name and its origins

For those of you too young to remember the 2000 Presidential election. The future 43rd President of the United States of America was in a tough fight to secure his parties nomination. The recently departed (as of this writing) Sen. John McCain gave Bush everything he could before ultimately sealing up the nomination. The campaigning between the two camps was exceptionally dirty and cutthroat.

In an effort to unify the party behind one candidate for the general election, both men met and held a press conference to assure the public that there was no bad blood between the two.

After the meeting and conference, Bush then governor of Texas told the reporters that the conversation was, “very cordial, very frank, very open.” He later added, “I think we agree, the past is over.”

And thus one of the very first Bush-isms was born.

Lastly, a poem created exclusively via Bush-isms for your enjoyment. As reportedly compiled by Washington Post writer Richard Thompson.

MAKE THE PIE HIGHER
by George W. Bush

I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It’s a world of madmen and uncertainty
and potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the Internet become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish can coexist.
Families is where our nation finds hope, where our wings take dream.

Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher! Make the pie higher!

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