President Bush's quotations -- Notable quips from our President's lips

By Gregg Kilday
February 14, 1992 at 05:00 AM EST

Behold: Pop-cultural references fairly leap from our President’s lips. Here’s proof that he’s one entertaining guy:

Nov. 12, 1991, New York
”I just don’t feel comfortable leaving Congress home alone.” — George Bush on postponing his recent trip to Japan

Jan. 15, Portsmouth, N.H.
”If you want to see a rainbow, you’ve got to stand a little rain.” — paraphrasing ”Stand a Little Rain” by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (or as he called them, the Nitty Ditty Nitty Gritty Great Bird) on the economy

Jan. 15, Dover, N.H.
”Don’t cry for me, Argentina.” — quoting Evita on the state of his personal and political health

Jan. 27, Washington, D.C.
”We need a nation closer to the Waltons than the Simpsons.” — in a speech to the National Religious Broadcasters

Jan. 28, State of the Union
”If this age of miracles and wonders has taught us anything, it’s that if we can change the world, we can change America.” — quoting Paul Simon’s ”Boy in the Bubble” on the economy