I’ve been thinking about this for a while.
I’m talking about the many facial expressions of your president and mine, George Walker Bush. Cameras always catch us in the face of being ourselves, but in our President’s case, it always seems to catch him being himself at the damndest times. His captured expressions are priceless.
And more often than not, hilarious.
Well, maybe not always hilarious, but odd…to say the least.
Just take a gander at these pics.
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A BUSH JOKE:
Karl Rove walks in the Oval Office and addresses President Bush.
“Mr. President, I’ve just received a threat on this office and we believe it’s a very viable one, Sir”.
“Aw, come on now Rover! You know we get 368 threats everyday. Them threats is all idle. Shoot!”
“Well that’s actually the idea, Sir. They’ll do just that IF you don’t give in to their demand”.
“Oh? And what’s that?”
“Well, Mr. President…they want you to make long, languid love to a woman. A virgin, Sir. And a Democrat”.
“Now come on, Karl. You know I’m a happily married man. I took a vow to stay faithful to my wife. I ain’t gonna make a Democrat–much less a woman. By the way, who’s making this demand?”
“The Mafia, Sir”.
“That Soprano fella?
“No Sir. The real mafia…La Cosa Nostra, the Black Hand..that “thing” of theirs”.
“Well that’s very different. I guess I’ll do it, but I have a few conditions myself”.
“Alright, Mr. President perhaps we can negotiate that with their Consulieri. What are your conditions, Sir?”
“First of all, she’s got to be blind so she can’t see who’s defiling her”.
“Yessir, go on”.
“Secondly, she must be a mute…can’t talk so she can tell no one about the egregious act I’m being forced to committ”.
“Yessir. Anything else, Mr. President?”
“Yeah Rover–one more condition. Thirdly..she uh…..she uh…..she….”
“She’s got to have big ones….Like this!!!!!!”
Lastly, I might poke fun a Bush, but ultimately I have respect for the Office itself. I was at one time–as I have stated on this blog–a card carrying Democrat until the late 90’s.
The Clinton administration changed all that for me. In 2000, I voted for Bush and I repeated the process in ’04. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t always agree with everything the man says or does. And yes, I feel that he’s made some horrific choices and that perhaps, he’s been very ill advised on many occasions.
Even so, I think Bush has had a very difficult presidency. Perhaps one of the most difficult in history.
With that said, every president ages in office–that’s a given, but the fact that Bush has weathered as many storms as he has, is most evident.
No, it’s extremely evident.
Here, I’ll show you:
President Bush in early 2001
And THIS is what 9/11–the deaths of nearly three thousand innocents, Afghanistan, Iraq, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, Valerie Plame, Scooter Libby and dealing with France, Hugo Chavez and Harry Reid will do you to you in just over six years time.