Here's George Bush's use of the line:
August 10, 2007
"The American economy is the envy of the world, and we need to keep it that way," Bush said. "The fundamentals of our economy are strong. ... Job creation is strong. Real after-tax wages are on the rise. Inflation is low."
How about Sept. 20, 2007?
President Bush: Fundamentals Of Our Nation's Economy Are Strong." "I say that the fundamentals of our nation's economy are strong. Inflation is down. Job markets are steady and strong. After all, the national unemployment rate is 4.6 percent. Corporate profits appear to be strong. Exports are up. There is no question that there is some unsettling times in the housing market, and credits associated with the housing market.
Then there is the January 28, 2008 McCain Version
Sen. John McCain disputed the suggestion. “I don’t believe we’re headed into a recession,” he said, “I believe the fundamentals of this economy are strong and I believe they will remain strong. This is a rough patch, but I think America’s greatness lies ahead of us.”
And McCain on September 15, 2008
"Our economy, I think, is still -- the fundamentals of our economy are strong, but these are very, very difficult times,''
Of course our friends over at A Creative Revolution were waaaaay ahead on the plagiarism thing. Perhaps more people will take it a little more seriously now and see what a puppet government we have here in Canada.