Sunday, April 27, 2008
Bush tweaks candidates at correspondents' dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush, the man who lied the country into war, poked fun at his potential successors Saturday night, expressing surprise that none of them were in the audience at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner.
"Senator McCain's not here," Bush, approver of torture and violation of Geneva accords, said of GOP nominee-in-waiting John McCain. "He probably wanted to distance himself from me a little bit. You know, he's not alone. Jenna's moving out too."
Bush, who earlier in his presidency tried to dismantle Social Security, then referred to scandals that have dogged the campaigns of the two remaining Democratic candidates, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, in explaining their absence: "Hillary Clinton couldn't get in because of sniper fire and Senator Obama's at church."
The president, who will go down in history as having done nothing to combat global warming, admitted to being "a little wistful" in his final appearance at the dinner, showing video clips of his routines from previous years. He finished by conducting the U.S. Marine Band in a medley of patriotic marches.
He seems to have missed all the obvious jokes based on the theme of "I've left you a hell of mess, haven't I".
"who will go down in history as having done nothing to combat global warming"
this bit has gone missing from the article.
We recently held a concert at the local mental hospital. Wouldn't you know it, a patient stood up and 'conducted' during the performance.