Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The president forgets his lines

Ok, we all know president George W Bush has already raised the comedy bar to previously unseen levels, but I think this one beats it.

So our president was on tv, having a video conference with Iraqi troops, asking them how their mission was going and how was the food in those parts, etc, etc. You know, the usual small talk. Except, this conference was scripted. And among those troops was actually a military PR agent, disguised as a soldier. This PR agent, who was a woman, was giving scripted responses to Bush's scripted questions, ultimately painting such a favorable picture of current conditions in Iraq that once the conference was over, airlines were swamped by ticket bookings from Americans who wanted to spend their Christmas vacation in Baghdad.

So anyways, Bush forgot about the agent who was implanted in the troops, the agent who was supposed to be helping him. He thought she looked a bit familiar. He then asked her :

THE PRESIDENT: Let me ask you something. Were you there when I came to New York?

SERGEANT LOMBARDO: Yes, I was, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT: I thought you looked familiar.

SERGEANT LOMBARDO: Well, thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: I probably look familiar to you, too.

Shortly afterwards, President Bush recieved an invite to perform in the "Blue Collar Comedy Hour" on Comedy Central.

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