Thursday, August 02, 2007

"I Love Bush (the Pussy, not the President)"

I found the following paragraph from an interview done with a woman who works in the publishing industry. She talks about a post-9/11 run-in with Premier Bush in NYC.

A few days after September 11th, a few friends and I made it into the sealed-off downtown area to try to volunteer at one of the hospitals. We ended up sitting in a waiting room for hours, not being of any help to anyone. The whole front glass wall of the waiting room was covered with missing-person fliers. While waiting there I saw, on the fuzzy local TV news (all the TV towers had been knocked out, remember) President Bush boarding a small plane to come to New York. [Eventually] we gave up waiting around to help and headed out. I peeled a scrap of paper from a car that was covered in that damp, gray-white dust that was made up of the collapsed buildings and humanity and planes. It said “Appendix,” and I kept it in my pocket. As we walked uptown we were stopped by a cop, on a corner across the street from City Hall. All pedestrian traffic was stopped on all corners at that intersection, though we weren’t told why. Finally a succession of black SUVs and other Secret Service vehicles with tinted glass came around the corner heading down to Ground Zero…it was the Presidential motorcade. New Yorkers on each corner of the intersection stood silent as the motorcade slowly proceeded by, then we saw President Bush’s grinning monkey face at one window, and he waved and gave us the thumbs up. The fucking thumbs up?! Was he joking? Nobody waved back, cheered, booed, or said much of anything, really. It was just like, Holy shit; that was the President.

There are at least one and a half things that Bush can be criticized for during his presidency; Obviously, the inappropriateness of smiling and giving a thumbs-up to NYers after 9/11 isn't anyone's largest concern. But... holy shit, this president is such an out-of-touch arrogant moron!

1 Comments:

Blogger The Sheriff said...

He was giving the thumbs-up to celebrate our victory in Iraq

8:54 AM  

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