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In American English, a Bushism is a word or phrase inadvertantly made up by President George W. Bush while speaking publicly, the most famous example being misunderestimated - see Bushisms.

Elsewhere, Bushism describes the emerging doctrine of the George W. Bush administration, especially as seen by foreigners.

Weng Ming sees the primary facets of Bushism as unilateralism and worship of the military. [1] (http://www.uscc.gov/bush.pdf)

E.J. Dionne, Jr., wrote in The Washington Post, January 27, 2002:

"Government isn't the solution, government is the problem," Ronald Reagan said. "Too often, my party has confused the need for limited government with a disdain for government itself," says Bush. This is the essence of Bushism: By rejecting pure anti-government rhetoric, Bush has left himself more room to reduce the size of government. [2] (http://www.brook.edu/views/op-ed/dionne/20020127.htm)


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