Satire is a wonderful medium. It is a way to have fun with the famous people of the day. Every once in a while a clown comes into the spotlight that needs no satire, no spoof or intentional ridicule. We, in the world of satire, have been handed a huge gift in the President of the United States, George W. Bush.
Is Bush stupid? You bet he is. He is dumber than an old dead tree stump. If you ever get the chance to really listen to him speak, you'll soon understand that Bush is nearly illiterate. He even has trouble keeping his thoughts together in a coherent manner.
This is not satire. While this is a satire medium, I wanted to show that Bush needs no help in spoofing himself. The following are actual quotes from the most powerful man in the free world. Please, read these and then tell me that the previous sentence isn't truely scary.
"I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well." -George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2001
"The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants." -George W. Bush, Jan. 2001
"I've coined new words, like, misunderstanding and Hispanically." -George W. Bush, speaking at the Radio & Television Correspondents dinner, March 29, 2001
"I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure." -George W. Bush, Jan. 2001
"Then I went for a run with the other dog and just walked. And I started thinking about a lot of things. I was able to - I can't remember what it was. Oh, the inaugural speech, started thinking through that." -George W. Bush, in a pre-inaugural interview with U.S. News & World Report.
Nope, Bush needs no satire writers to make him look stupid. But his ignorance
sure does make him an easy target for us.