Sunday, September 16, 2007

Draper Book: "Rubber Legs" Bush Saw Ghosts In The White House

Hm. Bush sees ghosts, runs away, and hides in his room.

Except for the "sees ghosts" part, where's the earth-shattering news in this?
A passage that hasn't garnered much attention -- but should have -- offers insight into the president's grasp on, um, ectoplasmic issues.

In 1992, when the president's father was running to keep his job as president, George W. Bush made regular use of the White House as a place of refuge from the responsibilities of the world -- a practice that continues to this day.

1992, huh? Where was Laura? Where were Jenna and the twins (and Barbara)? Left behind in BFE Texas, of course. What else is new?

"On this particular evening, Poppy and Bar were away for the evening. For the first time in his life, Bush had the run of the White House. The Secret Service detail gave the president's son a few pointers on their way out the door. There's some security downstairs. And the steward's on call. Otherwise, he was on his own.

"Bush had the steward bring him an early dinner. He intended to catch a baseball game on the tube. But the emptiness of the third floor only jostled his preternatural restlessness, so he changed into his grubby attire and headed to the small exercise room in the southeast wing.

"Bush turned on the TV, mounted the stationary cycle, and proceeded to burn through the fidgets. Eventually he got tired of that as well. Sweating, he stepped out into the hallway in his T-shirt and gym shorts with a towel around his neck.

"The usher had turned out most of the lights. Bush took a few strides down the hallway and found his steps slowing. At the entryway to the Lincoln bedroom, he froze. What had he just seen? Something. No. Nothing. No!

"Ghosts. He saw ghosts -- coming out of the walls! Or were they portraits? Or ghosts coming out of the portraits? Rubber-legged, he retreated to his bedroom and shut the door." (Pages 87-88).


Bush ran away and hid in his room.

Real Shocker!

Thus endeth today's sermon.

Go forth today, knowing that George W. Bush has always been, is currently, and will always be... ghosts or no ghosts...

A coward.

Think about it.

I mean it, damn it!

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--


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