Bush: 'I've Abandoned Free Market Principles to Save the Free Market System'


President George W. Bush poses for photographs in the Oval Office at the White House December 16, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America)

Even on his way out, President Bush can't keep his foot out of his mouth. Jacob Weisberg over at Slate.com picked up on his latest "Bushism" today in an interview he gave Tuesday to CNN. Upon being questioned by Candy Crowley about the auto and banking bailouts, he tried to explain what he's doing to help the situation. Epic Fail.

Here's what he said:

"I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system."

Huh? I'm no economics professor but that does not compute. Check out the video below.

US President George W. Bush Visits Troops In Iraq (Getty Images)
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