Saturday, March 01, 2008


In Crawford, Bush met with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark and held a press conference.

Bush assured us that the meeting was meaningful: “Pretty good guests when you can have a meaningful mountain bike ride at sunset, and then at sunrise, and the man not even break into a sweat.”

THAT’LL HAPPEN WHEN YOU GET A BAD PIECE OF HERRING: “And I congratulate you, Mr. Prime Minister, for having a vision.”

A VISION AND A HAMBURGER: “And I’m now looking forward to giving the man a hamburger after answering a couple of questions.” Then George will ask him the question he was born to ask: “Would you like fries with that?”

Iranian President Ahmadinejad is visiting Iraq, and Bush has some helpful advice to the Iraqis about what to say to him: “And the message needs to be, quit sending in sophisticated equipment that’s killing our citizens...” Quit it! “...and that the message will be that we’re negotiating a long-term security agreement with the United States precisely because we want enough breathing space for our democracy to develop.” He makes it sound like a training bra.

IN OTHER WORDS: “In other words, Secretary Gates made -- said, look, if we’re going to fight as an alliance, let’s fight as an alliance.”

And then the two walked away, gazing deeply into each other’s eyes, right into a patch of cactus. Some people might consider that a metaphor of some sort.

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