President Bush on Sunday hailed the nation's humble beginnings as a reminder of the value of perseverance and the promise of democracy.
"From our own history, we know the path to democracy is long and it's hard," Bush said in a ceremony honoring the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, America's first permanent English colony.
"An' Ah was able to wreck it all in just a little over 6 years. (heh heheh heheheh) Who they callin' a failure? (heh heheh)..."