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Bush Meets World

Posted on Aug 11, 2008
White House / Eric Draper

George and Laura Bush cheer for American swimmers at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

If you’ve been watching the Olympics this year, chances are you’ve had your share of George W. Bush sightings. The president isn’t exactly known for his worldliness, but he found the spirit of international understanding and friendship to be a pleasant surprise—a “very uplifting experience,” as he put it. Imagine that.

AP via Google:

President Bush said Monday the Beijing Olympics exceeded his expectations, calling them a “very uplifting experience” that he won’t forget.

“The whole thing is genuine,” Bush said in a short interview Monday with The Associated Press before returning to Washington at the end of his weeklong Asia trip. “That’s the good thing about the Olympics. It’s been a lot of fun.”

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By bat guano, August 11, 2008 at 12:16 pm Link to this comment
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Is it true that Laura Bu$h was seen wearing a “I’m With Stupid” shirt during the ceremonies.

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By lawlessone, August 11, 2008 at 9:24 am Link to this comment
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Bush has taken more time off in office than any two or three other Presidents put together.  I used to begrudge him goofing off from work while the rest of the nation had to struggle to find decent work.  Now I’ve changed my mind.  It is my fervent prayer that he take the next six months off entirely.  Do nothing Mr. Bush.  Please.  Nothing at all!  Stay at your ranch and work on your tan. Your goofing off we can survive.  It’s your trying to do the job that worries me.

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By Blackspeare, August 11, 2008 at 7:59 am Link to this comment

Well, since he gave up golf, he has to do something!!!

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By Mary Poisson, August 11, 2008 at 7:15 am Link to this comment
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The reason he went to China is because he was summoned. Because of Bush & his regime, China now owns a large chunk of this country - and they required his presence. End of story.

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By purplewolf, August 11, 2008 at 6:56 am Link to this comment

Yes, Dr., a genuine embarrassment to educated, mannered peoples everywhere. Too bad he hasn’t learned to keep his mouth shut and to make sure his brain is engaged before saying anything. As my father always said, “if you say nothing it makes people wonder if you are stupid or not, by opening your mouth, you prove it.” Sort of fits the “stumble weed” quite well.

Perhaps the next book he reads, the 3rd in his life(maybe Laura the librarian could read it to him) should be a book on manners by Emily Post. He never was a gracious guest, still has to exude that school yard bully persona. How gauche.

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By Dr. Knowitall, PhD, PhD, August 11, 2008 at 6:12 am Link to this comment

purplewolf, I think the Chinese are on to Shrub and I don’t think anyone needs to worry about them taking Shrub too seriously.

What the hell does he mean when he says “the olympics are genuine?”

The surge is “working.”

“Mission accomplished.”

Most genuine, probably, is what it looks like when he has to head out to “the head” to take a leak during the show.  That must be a nightmare for the SS. 

Does it bother anyone else that it has cost the taxpayers a fortune to send him and his family over there for a once-in-a-life-time experience and gifted him with a vacation from this f*****g interminable war that any one of us would die to have?  The longer he goes, the sicker I get.  He couldn’t even keep his pie-hole shut while we gave him this adventure, and criticized his host. How rude and gauche.  What the hell is wrong with that__________(you fill in the blank.)

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By purplewolf, August 11, 2008 at 5:45 am Link to this comment

Yeah, after he first arrived in China, there was a live news cut-in during another news program showing Bush giving a short speech criticizing the Chinese leaders about the oppression of their peoples, not allowing them freedom and of course his standard,” allow them more religious choices,” he usually spouts about. Funny, he doesn’t seem to mind restricting our freedoms here at home while claiming to want more freedoms for other people in other countries and he does not recognize people religious preferences here in America, even in the military many people I know of personally are not allowed to practice their religion as it is not recognized by this president or military in their narrow allowance of what is acceptable by their so called Christian view of things. And no, it is not Santeria, devil worship or voodoo or anything that calls for sacrificing any living thing either.

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