Presidential Wisdom

President George W. Bush, whose public speeches are excerpted and set to music in “Presidential Wisdom”

President George W. Bush, whose public speeches are excerpted and set to music in “Presidential Wisdom”

Various speeches by George W. Bush
Adapted by Jerry Hui

Premiére: 03/30/05 in Beall Concert Hall, University of Oregon.
Jerry Hui, countertenor/bass; Hung-yun Chu, piano

Mmmmm. I love Bush. He is ssss-such a good president. I adore him sssso much that I would like to render at least part of him immortal, by setting his wise speeches in songs. And sing them.

Hmmmm. Sure. Whatever.

1. Personal Moments 
They misunderestimated me.
I am a person who recgonizes the fallacy of humans.
I'm also not very analytical;
	you know I don't spend lots of time thinking about myself,
	about how I do things.
There's not going to be enough people in the system
	to take advantage of people like me.
God loves you, and I love you;
	and you can count on both of us
	as a powerful message
	that people who wander about their future
	can hear.
2. How Proud I Am 
I thought how proud I am
	to be standing up beside my dad.
Never did it occure to me
	that he would become the gist of cartoonists.
3. Highways on the Internet 
Will the highways on the Internet
	become more few?
4. Politics 
That's Washington. That's the place
	where you'll find people getting ready to
	jump out of the foxholes
	before the first shot is fired.
I have a different vision of leadership:
	A leadership is
	Someone who brings people together.
This administration is doing everything we can
	to end the stalemate in an efficient way.
	We're making the right decision
	to bring the solution to an end.
The most important job is
	not to be governer,
	or first lady in my case.
5. Peace 
I think war is a dangerous place.
It's a time of sorrow and sadness when
	we lose a loss of life.
Redefining the role of the United States
	from enablers to keep the peace
	to enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers
	is going to be an assignment.
I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.
6. Freedom 
You are free, and freedom is beautiful.
	And you know it'll take time
	to restore chaos and order...
	... order out of chaos.
	But we will.
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