Politics took a backseat at the White House Thursday as President George W. Bush and Laura Bush returned to witness the unveiling of their official portraits — and to trade zingers with the current occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.Howie P.S.: Laura looks (see photo below) like she saved some of Shrub's stash from his younger days.It would be less difficult to join in the yuks if the stench of violence and mendacity could have been banished from the occasion.
“George, I will always remember the gathering you hosted for all of the living former presidents before I took office. Your fine words of encouragement,” President Obama said. “Plus you also left me a really good TV sports package. I use it.”
Things only got better from there.
“When you are wandering these halls as you wrestle with tough decisions, you will now be able to gaze at this portrait and ask, ‘What would George do?’” joked Bush.
I started posting on HowieinSeattle in 11/04, following progressive American politics in the spirit of Howard Dean's effort to "Take Our Country Back." I decided to follow my heart and posted on seattleforbarackobama from 2/07 to 11/08.--"Howie Martin is the Abe Linkin' of progressive Seattle."--Michael Hood.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
"Best jokes from Bush portrait unveiling' (video)
Talking Points Memo with video (02:29):
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