bush bash break



Crawford, Texas– A tragic flood this morning destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush. The flood began in the presidential bathroom where the books were kept. Both of his books have been lost.

A presidential spokesman said the president was devastated, as he had almost finished coloring the second one. The White House tried to call FEMA, but there was no answer.

_Thanks to Danny for passing this one along._

5 thoughts on “bush bash break

  1. BOTH books destroyed? This is a tragedy of global proportions. These were the books given him by Cheney! What shall we do? “Dick and Jane” were the books he went to when in doubt.

  2. That joke was originally told by Jack Kemp about Bob Dole, but it’s still funny and seems more appropriate about W anyway.

  3. I would call this joke somewhat degrading – for those who are spreading such rubbish about a politicalk opponent. Let¥s keep the arguments somewhat more serious and dignified. If You americans (that is already a somewhat misleading statement, an exaggeration, what is the word for the population of the United States of America?). If there is somebody in the US who has read anything about the danish/muslim crisis concerning satirical cartoons portraying the Profet, You should have noticed that this kind of internal stupid jokes are petrol on the fire for everybody outside the US, opposing US policies, but also the US in general. In a serious democracy there should exist a political debate about principles, ways and means, not such inarticulate jjokes, ‡ la Letterman and Leno! I would be ashamed! Your countrymen told a joke about Gerald Ford, how he was unable to walk and chew gum simultaniously. Antiamericans (even on the american continents) tell the same joke about ALL US presidents!!! What a selfinflicted selfgoal for the US democracy!

    I am sincerely sorry for this, on behalf of all the people in this world who are more (or less) influenced by US politics, either we want it or not!.

  4. It seems like there’s some confusion between humor at the expense of George W. Bush the person and political debate about the Bush administration and its policies.

    Honest, serious debate about political issues is definitely lacking in the US, but not because it’s being replaced by “inarticulate jokes”. It’s being replaced by emotionally-charged rhetoric, which is worse because it masquerades as serious discourse.

    The jokes are just jokes. They allow us to diffuse our tension over the serious issues by realizing that the people involved are only human. In this case, Bush — leader of the free world, avatar of evil — reads on the toilet like any NASCAR dad.

    Thinking about this (especially with the implication that he doesn’t read otherwise) helps us see him not as an unstoppable menace, but rather as a bumbling frat boy being led around by peer pressure. It doesn’t solve anything, but at least we feel a bit less tense afterwards.

    Oh, and he’s so thoroughly *not* a prophet.

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