Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Oh George W!

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I actually realised I miss George W. Bush today.

It isn't what you think. I am no fan of his. But he was funny. Don't you think? Unintentionally so, but funny nonetheless.

I was doing some training today, so last week I was looking for some amusing clips on YouTube to break up the ho-hum. I came across some of those little Bushisms that kept me laughing for all those years. He was just priceless!

"Our breast and brightest..."

"A nation where fish and humans can co-exist"

"If you are a single mother, you have the hardest job in America as far as I am concerned, and you are trying hard to put food on your family..."

I actually feel sorry for his speech writers. To work so hard and then have it go so wrong, so often. You really couldn't be paid enough, could you?

But my absolute favourite Bushism?

"The French don't have a word for entrepreneur".

Oh Bush! I miss the laughs.

What was your favourite Bush moment? Do you think there will ever be another world leader as 'eloquent' as him?

19 comments:

Kelly said...

I never really thought about it before this post, but he was rather funny wasn't he?

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

Oh the laughs, thank god he wasn't running my country.....

Maxabella said...

Oh I agree! You can take your great orators (Obama?) and give me a great commediene anyday. He was a classic. My fave was the education quote: "You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test."

alliecat said...

I still giggle when I think of that photo of him "reading" a book to children, only the book is upside down. Oh yes, I miss him too!

Felicity said...

This is a timely post for me as GWB inadvertently gave me a huge laugh last night.
I was watching a repeat of QI on ABC iView.
One of the guests asked: What is it about GW and merkins?

The Host: Merkin? As in pubic decoration?

Guest: Aha. He's always going around saying in his Texan twang "I'm so proud to be amerkin."

I nearly wet my pants a merkin - american oh GW!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Well all I can say is, "Bless his heart." (That's what we say in the south when we don't want to say anything 'really' derogatory, but we really mean, 'what an idiot'.) :)

I once almost wet my pants, having googled "Curious George", looking for some information on the classic children's book series. I hit on a site that showed pictures of W, next to pictures of monkeys. There wasn't just one...there were dozens...and they were all shockingly similar!

Bwahahaha!!!

Holly Ann said...

I don't know - It would take quite a bit to top Bush's "eloquence." ;)
It made me laugh and drove me nuts that he could never pronounce the word "nuclear" correctly. It's not nu-cu-ler! lol

Mrs BC said...

Like Felicity, I also love that he goes aroudn telling everyone he is proud to be a merkin. I really do hope they broke the mold!
x

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

I am glad that he is relegated to a humorous footnote in history. The man was a buffoon.

Tracy said...

Unfortunately I don't doubt that there will be another leader as "eloquent" as him. Hopefully they don't screw up their job much and we can just laugh at their "mis-speaks" (ok, so that was Hilary not Bush).

I love the clip of him saying this:
"There's an old saying in Tennessee—I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, 'Fool me once, shame on, shame on you. Fool me you can't get fooled again"

So. Stupid.

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

This is the ultimate in George Bush Humour...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OTtRdS79Vc

Mr K (my husband) is off to see him at a conference in May. Not on purpose but he's speaking at a conference he is going to. I'd pay good money to go too. He is one of the greatest comedians of our time.

Sarah Mac said...

"In terms of the economy, look, I inherited a recession, I am ending on a recession." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009

Such a proud moment for him I'm sure ;)

I missed this post first time round - thank you for the laugh!

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Sorry, am still in the Buffoon camp!

Rhianna said...

oh my I had no idea he was such a balls up. I mean I knew he was a balls up just didn't realise how deep it went

Naomi Hart said...

HAAAAAA! I lived there during his 'reign' it was so fantastically horrible you didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I own a BUSY BUSY 15 month old and we've been in gumboots and rainjackets singing in the rain all week. Bless the great musicals! xx

Jen R said...

Too funny :)

Donna said...

Pretty sad when your legacy after being President of the free world is humourous gaffes! But at least it works well for those of us who like a laugh :)

supermac said...

This is a wonderful way to brighten the rainy days, indeed. Love the laughs on a lazy Saturday afternoon :)

asampler said...

Short & sweet and so terribly funny. Thanks for the memories!

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