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Quotation by George Bush
acceptance speech New York Times (Aug. 19, 1988)acceptance speech New York Times (August 19, 1988)acceptance speech, August 18, 1988, New Orleans New York Times (August 19, 1988)Daily Telegraph (London, June 1, 1989)gaffe reported in International Herald Tribune (Paris, May 13, 1988)
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.
Surprise me with a
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