Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Mr. Self Goes To Washington

In another parallel to 1988, once again the national champion 'Hawks get a White House photo op with a none-too-bright, lame-duck Republican president.

See White House transcript here. Typical Bush witticism: "I just wish Big Jay and Baby Jay could have come with you. Barney was looking forward to meeting them."


  1. I can't believe you left out my favorite part of the transcript version of that remark:

    I just wish instead of only "(laughter)" and "(applause)" there was the occasional "(exchange of quizzical glances") or "(eye roll)" . . .

    Honestly, though, what that speech reminds me of is Jon Stewart's question the other day (after the chest-bumping commencement photos): if he hadn't f**ked everything up for seven years, would we love him?

  2. Oops: wrong link.

    Here you go (I hope).