Friday, March 30, 2007

Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner

Every year the White House Press Corps holds a dinner where they invite politicians to make fools of themselves make a funny speech or do a comedy routine. The President is always expected to take part. Here's his effort this week...



And if you want to see Karl Rove rapping... click HERE.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Quite a good effort from Bush this year I thought - makes a change for him to be self-deprecating, and he's the better for it.

But the 'MC Rove' thing was just a bit embarrassing...

Although whether Pelosi will forgive him enough for him to invade Iran is something of a moot point - she has already agreed to cough up the 100+ billion dollars the Pentagon want for the 'surge'..

Anonymous said...

The combined impact of that flashing 'MessageSpace' and strobing '18DS' advert is beyond irritating - it is making your site totally unwatchable.

So I am off to get some supper !!!

Sort it out, or lose readers...

Frank Galton said...

In the interests of strict accuracy, it should be noted that this was not at the White House Correspondents Association dinner. It was the Radio and TV Correspondents Association. The White House press corps (or press corpse as they are sometimes known) has their own dinner coming up in a few weeks.

http://www.whca.net/

David Anthony said...

That was quite good. Can you imagine Gordon Brown doing that?

Ralph said...

Anonymous 9.15: agreed about the flashing 18 DS advert, it has to be looked away from. I thought it was an Internet Explorer malfunction (it has tended to run animations at the wrong speed) but Firefox is just as bad.

Still on the subject of nasty sights, I have still not got used to the main site heading which can appear in any colour from cerise to eau de nil. A constant true blue would be welcome.

(Will now stop using my real name, which clashes with a Ralph who has a blog wittily titled 'Some Stuff', and has commented several times recently. From now on, for good or ill, I am Tachybaptus, in black.)

Guido 2.0 said...

Nothing else interesting on YouTube today, then?

dearieme said...

I'm no fan of W but he did carry that off well. Had it been Toni, I couldn't have watched.

Verity said...

Mr Bush 34 carat gold. He was just superb and his delivery was great.

Dearie Me - How can you mention our little amateur thespianette Emily in the same breath? Mr Bush is a class act. Thanks for running it Iain.

Adam said...

That was vastly better than Bush has done in previous years.

verity said...

And little actor wannabee Emily with all his twirly and "Oh! I say!" overacting every time he sees a media light is such a needy little amateur. Everything overplayed.

And can you imagine Mr Bush or even, God help us, Jacques Chirac, using their office of state to make a skit for TV with the punch line "Am I bovvered?"

No wonder President Amirealliemad knew he could jerk Blair any way he likes and get away with it.

Anonymous said...

I've a bit of a story about George Bush that says it all for me.

The President's paternal ancestors were English. For centuries, the Bushe family (who were related to our royal family) were Lords of The Manor in the sleepy little village of Messing in Essex. I'm unsure when the last crime was committed in Messing, but my guess would be it was the one recorded in the parish registers of the mid 19th century. Time stand still there, nothing ever happens.

This stunning little village retains many of the ancient houses and cottages that would have been well known to Bush's ancestors, also the ancient parish church, All Saints, in which the President's ancestors were baptised, married and buried for centuries.

When Bush was elected, the people of Messing sent warm congratulations and an open invitation to him to visit Messing if he ever came to England.

Sure enough, on one of the President's visits here, a black stretched limo pulled up outside the Queen's Head at Messing one day and two 7 foot tall (or so it seemed), all seeing, pairs of sunglasses got out and looked round the village before muttering about lack of security and taking off in the limo again with a great screech of tires. Ironic that security was a such a concern when you think of the security risks our service personnel and our country have had forced on us thanks to warmonger Bush and his UK poodle.

Anyway, Dubya never did visit the birthplace of his English ancestors.

From the look of the embittered and burnt out old man on your video, I'd say it may not be long before Bush feels the icy chill of mortality and ignobility running through his veins. Will he then, as so many others do, then feel the need to walk around that tiny Essex village in the footsteps of his English ancestors? If he does, can I tell him please not to bother, because most of us Brits don't want him here.

verity said...

Toxic little fearful anonymous: Why did you broadcast so clearly where you were going with your fiction? Did you think you had lulled the reader into a false sense of security?

How stupid are you?

You're angry that Britain isn't the world power any more - but you are not up to the standard that made us the world power for 300 years. What are you complaining about? You couldn't have cut it in the 1800s. You couldn't cut it today. Except 100 years ago, someone intelligent would have booted your jaw off the pavement and knocked out both your remaining teeth.

Life, eh?

Realpolitik said...

Re: MC Rove

That's what you get if you complain that politicians are out of touch with the public.

And Gordon Brown 'fessing up to buying an X Factor record? I would be far more impressed if it had been something by New Order, or maybe a nice piece of classical.

Charlotte Corday said...

I liked the gag about Cheney going to Afghanistan where he's more popular.
Does that explain Gordon Brown's current trip there after his disasterous budget bombed and the bogeygate affair?

Lagwolf said...

Can you imagine Blair doing that? Very funny it has to be said but Bush does humour pretty well.

Anonymous said...

verity said...

Toxic little fearful anonymous: Why did you broadcast so clearly where you were going with your fiction?...You're angry that Britain isn't a world power any more - but you're not up to the standard that made us a world power for 300 years.

It's already broadcast, including at New York Times 31.3.2007

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE6DC133AF935A35756C0A966958260&sec=travel&spon=&pagewanted=all

And in 'No Messing' by the village town clerk, Roger Carter:

"Bush has not visited Messing, but the village was inspected by some gentlemen in a large, black, American car wearing Burberry coats"

Top US geneology site, Ancestry.com, has a family tree connecting President Bush to Princess Diana & Prince William, also to Winston Churchill.

Your absurd, acid personal attack would do nulab proud, verity - which says it all, really. My, what a toxic, Neocon mouth you have for someone claiming to be female...poor old V :)

Auntie Flo'