Pertaining to this post: George Bush Makes me Laugh
The phrase “fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me” is an old southern (Southeastern, I think) expression once used by Bill Clinton. It was also used by BB King in one of his songs, and BB King was in fact on stage for this performance, but that is just a coincidence.
The phrase “We don’t get fooled again” is, I’m pretty sure, from the song “We Won’t Be Fooled Again” by The Who. (See Mike’s comment on the earlier post.)
Then, once upon a time, George W Bush tried to say the old southern expression referenced above, fucked it up totally, and then ended it by saying something like the line from the title of the Who Song. But I do not assume that he was quoting The Who. That may be a post hoc statement, it could have been a Freudian slip, or it could have been an utter coincidence.
The moment I witnessed on the TV last night is not on any of the YouTube videos. If someone out there has a copy of the show, it was during the standing ovation and applause following the film of The Who, and prior to the live on stage musical performances.
To close the circle, I refer you to the song Rockin’ In The Free World by Neil Young, the version used for the movie Fahrenheit 9/11, which begins with the audio of Bush trying, unsuccessfully, to sound countrified intelligent.