"I think people attack me because they are fearful that I will then say that you're not equally as patriotic if you're not a religious person," Mr. Bush said. "I've never said that. I've never acted like that. I think that's just the way it is."
I don't think the above counts as a Bushism, but what exactly is he saying here? When he says, "I think that's just the way it is," is "the way it is" the perception of some people of his position or that one isn't equally as patriotic if one is not a religious person?
Sigh. I miss Bill Clinton as president.