Sunday, April 30, 2006

George Doubleya Bush

US President George W Bush was twice the man at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner on Saturday.

Playing up to his public persona, Mr Bush sent himself up alongside impersonator, Steve Bridges.

"Let's [get] things going," said Mr Bridges imitating Mr Bush, "or I'll never get to bed".

The real Mr Bush spoke of spreading his agenda "globally and around the world, as well as internationally".

Steve Bridges, who lampoons Mr Bush on television, was invited by the president to mimic him at the dinner.

"All right. Maintain. Be cool. Let's give this a try," said Mr Bridges as Mr Bush.

"We must enhance non-compliance protocols sanctioned not only at IAEA formal sessions, but through intercessional contact."

Mr Bush repeated: "We must enhance non-compliance protocols sanctioned not only at E-I-E-I-O sessions, but through intersexual conduct," eliciting howls of laughter from the audience.

Adopting the president's poise and mannerisms, Mr Bridges told the guests: "Some of my critics in the international community call me arrogant.

"I will not even honour that with a response. Screw them!", with Mr Bush smirking beside him.

The president told the audience he was "absolutely delighted to be here, as is [wife] Laura," to which Mr Bridges quipped: "She's hot!"

Mr Bush's appearance at the dinner, which is attended by media personalities, celebrities and politicians, continues a tradition begun by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924.

Comedian Stephen Colbert - well-known for his jibes at the Washington establishment in his show The Colbert Report - was the evening's featured entertainer.

He paid a mock tribute to the president as a man who, "believes Wednesday what he believed Monday, despite what happened Tuesday".

"I believe that the government that governs best is a government that governs least," he told the audience, "and by these standards we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq".


yellowdog granny said...

he's still a fucking idiot...always has been..always will matter how funny the dinner was...we still have an ignorant asshole for president..who probably thought all those insults were funny cause he doesnt know they were insults..

Neemund said...

They tell me that an Ivy League degree is something important and impressive. But with the graduates out of these schools these past few years, I’m beginning to think that the Associates degree I picked up a while back is at least as good. But I did learn in middle school that if I’m going to call someone a “fucking idiot,” I should probably use correct spelling and punctuation while doing so. That also doesn’t bode well for the audience who was also laughing as you point out that insults are never supposed to be funny, unless you are one of those “fucking idiots” of which you previously mentioned. Bush is definitely at the top of his game when he’s making fun of being mocked.

dom said...

No need to sit on the fence there JS :)
Neemund if you're going to criticise someone's spelling & pronunciation,go back and take a look at your May day post The word "Border" is misspelt 6 times as "boarder" :)

BTW I saw this on the BBC here in Britain and I thought it was hilarious. It takes some guts to have the rise taken out of you, right next to you.

yellowdog granny said...

ahhh bite me neemund....period..