GB George Bush

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We cannot permit the extreme in the environmental movement to shut down the United States. We cannot shut down the lives of many Americans by going to the extreme on the environment.
George Bush (b. 1924), U.S. Republican politician, president. Speech, May 30, 1992, at campaign rally, California. On the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit.
I want a kinder, gentler nation.
George Bush (b. 1924), U.S. Republican politician, president. Republican National Convention, New Orleans, August 18, 1988. acceptance speech, New York Times (Aug. 19, 1988). In her memoirs, What I Saw at the Revolution (1990), speechwriter Peggy Noonan suggests that Bush added the word "gentler" to her original draft. Charlie Chaplin had used a similar form of words at the end of The Great Dictator (1940), when he urged, "More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness."
Read my lips: no new taxes.
George Bush (b. 1924), U.S. Republican politician, president. August 18, 1988, New Orleans. Acceptance speech, New York Times (August 19, 1988). The expression has been in general usage since at least the 1970s. Bush eventually raised taxes.

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