Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Maybe They Could Get A Room At The Y

Say what you will about president Bush--stole the election from Al Gore in 2000; ignored the threat of attack because he'd rather play golf than read a Presidential Daily Briefing; lied us into a war he didn't have a plan for; turned the Constitution into a placemat at Denny's; made us the laughing stock of most of the world--when they weren't busy hating us that is; presided over the destruction of New Orleans and most of the Gulf Coast; oversaw one of the most corrupt, incompetent administrations in our history which destroyed our government institutions, our economy and probably our planet, meaning our grandchildren will come to think of cat food as fancy Sunday dinner.

Well, no president gets through two terms without making a few mistakes. Look at Bill Clinton. He left with a booming economy, a budget surplus and a hummer. And no, we don't mean the truck. Talk about your failed presidency--his wife found out! Still, on a personal level the president is a really likable guy who operates with class and style, which is why the upcoming transition from the Bush presidency to the Obama administration is being handled with such grace and elegance.

The White House has turned down a request from President-elect Barack Obama's family to move into Blair House in early January so that his daughters can start school on January 5. "What's the big deal about book learnin' anyway," asked a White House spokesperson. "The president didn't have much and look where he got to. Didn't worry about it much for his daughters either and look how they turned out. Why, Jenna's even off probation now."

The Obamas were told that Blair House, where incoming presidents usually stay in the five days before Inauguration Day, is booked in early January. It remained unclear who on the Bushes guest list outranked the incoming President. "Ms. Beasley's entertaining out of town guests," the spokesperson told reporters.

"It's not a public schedule. It's not a question of outranking the Obamas. Blair House will be available to them on January 15," said Sally McDonough, spokeswoman for First Lady Laura Bush. "These Obamas are just a little bit pushy, don't you think? There are motels, you know."

McDonough said "there's nothing more to say other than that it's not available and won't be available until January 15." She added "you're trying to make a story out of something that's not a story. I mean come on. Clueless, classless, ignorant, tone deaf. How many times can you write that about the president before it just isn't news anymore?"

Um...for about 34 more days by our count.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The entire Bush administration has been disgraceful, corrupt and a total embarassment, world-wide. How humanitarians, planetarians and even Pre-K would put up with a vague "First
Lady" that chews gumballs while making speeches, raises one more drunk for a kid, and pretends to actually care about women in Afghanistan while her husbands bombs it and all their families and innocent civilians when he has a "meltdown" or wants "attention", or blows it on the golf course....there is no era worse for the American people and hoping for global respect.
Bush will long be known for his inane smirks and galloping shoulders while yucking it up with tribal bands and dancing with toddlers. Don't talk to me about North Korea and "little boys"...where have the American people been for so long?
Obama is not a magical word nor should it be assumed he can fix what Bush administrations have perpetually destroyed . But the color of his skin, the intelligence on every uttered word, and the sensitivity to world issues as opposed to barn dances and BBQ's cannot be ignored. Hopefully, world leaders and their citizens can now see our difference. And hopefully, they will respond, positively.