Amusing report on a dinner that George attended on Saturday with his wife:
US First Lady Laura Bush has cracked risque jokes and ribbed her husband and his family at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
President George W. Bush began to recount a joke at the annual event, where US leaders are expected to show their humorous side, when he was ‘interrupted’ by his wife.
‘I’ve been attending these dinners for years and just quietly sitting there. Well, I’ve got a few things I want to say for a change,’ she said, to great applause.
‘George always says he’s delighted to come to these press dinners. Baloney! He’s usually in bed by now,’ she said.
‘I said to him the other day, George, if you really want to end tyranny in the world, you’re gonna have to stay up later.’
Mrs Bush joked that on a typical evening the president was asleep by 9pm, ‘and I’m watching Desperate Housewives’. (So, George goes to bed at 9PM! Not bad for the president of the world’s richest and most powerful nation)
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She also said her husband knew little about ranching when they bought their ranch in Crawford, Texas. (not surprising)
‘I’m proud of George. He’s learned a lot about ranching since that first year, when he tried to milk the horse. What’s worse, it was a male horse,’ she said. (also not surprising. I wonder at which point he realised that the horse was not a cow?)
The president now often spent time at the ranch clearing brush and cutting trails, she said.
‘George’s answer to any problem at the ranch is to cut it down with a chainsaw. Which I think is why he and Cheney and (Defence Secretary Donald) Rumsfeld get along so well.'”
— (yep, Iraq and Afghanistan are proof of George’s sledge hammer approach)