Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Late Late Late Show with George W Bush

Normally I don't have anything nice to say about George W Bush buuuut, I'd like to take this opportunity to say something nice. I don't agree with Bush's politics but I think he's a funny man....not just when he makes ridiculous oratorical mistakes, but funny in general. In fact, at last night's Radio and Television Correspondents' Association dinner, he made some funnies. Granted he probably didn't write them but I still think he should quit the day job to become a stand-up comedian.

Tell us, Mr. President, how have things changed since the last broadcasters' dinner? "A year ago my approval rating was in the 30s, my nominee for the Supreme Court had just withdrawn, and my vice president had shot someone," President Bush said Wednesday night during the annual gathering. "Ah," he said, "those were the good ol' days."

In keeping with the lighthearted traditions of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association dinner, Bush poked fun at himself and a few others in remarks that drew laughter and applause at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Bush thanked the organization for providing dinner, "and I'd like to thank Sen. Webb for providing security." Virginia's Democratic senator, Jim Webb, had to explain this week why an aide was carrying a loaded handgun as he tried to enter a Capitol complex building.

Noting that Vice President Dick Cheney was not in attendance, Bush said: "He's had a rough few weeks. To be honest, his feelings were kind of hurt. He said he was going on vacation to Afghanistan, where people like him." Cheney's recent trip to Afghanistan was marked by a bombing near where he was meeting with officials.On the controversy over the Justice Department's firing of eight federal prosecutors, Bush said: "I have to admit we really blew the way we let those attorneys go. You know you've lost it when people sympathize with lawyers."

Looking ahead to life after leaving the White House, Bush said he might follow President Clinton's lead and produce a memoir."I'm thinking of something really fun and creative for mine," he said. "You know, maybe a pop-up book." Possible titles: "How W. Got His Groove Back," "Who Moved My Presidency?" and "Tuesdays with Cheney."But seriously, folks, Bush noted that another person missing from the audience of broadcast journalists was Sen. Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat running for president. "Not enough press," the president cracked.

Comics from the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" provided the professional humor. Among other things, they persuaded Bush political adviser Karl Rove to participate in an improvised rap song.

The black-tie dinner, the group's 63rd annual gathering of journalists, politicians and their guests, features political and topical humor.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Republicans are so old, maybe they'll die off soon