Saturday, July 12, 2008

"This Is A Competition; This Is Not 'America's Next Top Best Friend'"

No, it certainly is not.

Also, in the category of other hilarious random stuff, please check out what Mr. Bush was up to at his last G-8 summit, the main discussing point of which was climate change.
The American leader, who has been condemned throughout his presidency for failing to tackle climate change, ended a private meeting with the words: "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter."

He then punched the air while grinning widely, as the rest of those present including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy looked on in shock.

Mr Bush, whose second and final term as President ends at the end of the year, then left the meeting at the Windsor Hotel in Hokkaido where the leaders of the world's richest nations had been discussing new targets to cut carbon emissions.

One official who witnessed the extraordinary scene said afterwards: "Everyone was very surprised that he was making a joke about America's record on pollution."

Mr Bush also faced criticism at the summit after Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister, was described in the White House press pack given to journalists as one of the "most controversial leaders in the history of a country known for government corruption and vice".

The White House apologised for what it called "sloppy work" and said an official had simply lifted the characterisation from the internet without reading it.

I love that Bush is staying true to his roots - a born-on-third-thinks-he-got-a-triple frat boy with no appreciable mental or cognitive faculties whatsoever - to the bitter end, punching the air and making lame jokes at diplomatic meetings that perhaps might call for a more solemn disposition. I also love that the White House staff in charge of press packs work like stoned college students starting a 25-page research paper the night before it's due ( know who you are). Actually, come to think of it, I'm almost positive that "in charge of the press pack" is the type of job that would be given to (stoned) college interns or junior staff. Unfortunately, I neither know enough about the inner workings of the White House, nor know anyone who would, to substantiate this claim with evidence.


Anonymous said...

what you meant was starting a 25 page paper the night before its due, after having already obtained a semester long extension, and then *acing* the paper.

Ahsan said...

Whoever came up with the words "ace" and "acing" is rolling in his/her grave right now.