Friday, 1 December 2006

Jim Webb vs. George W. Bush

Senator Jim Webb (war veteran, pugilist, wearer of his son’s boots and winner of the tight race in Virginia) had done his best to avoid President George W. Bush (national guard veteran, cheerleader, wearer of the Emperor’s clothes and winner of a tight race in Florida) at a White House reception but rather foolishly Dubya sought out the famously combative senator, whose son is currently serving in Iraq and the following dialogue ensued:

Bush: How’s your boy?

Webb: I’d like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President.

Bush: That’s not what I asked you. How’s your boy?

Webb: That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President.

Conversation over.



  1. that IS brilliant! :)

    he's such an asshole.

  2. And aren't the neocon wags all in a tizzy over it, too.

    How rude!

    Far ruder than, say, sending his kid to Iraq in the first place.

    On another subject: For today only, Bristol-Meyers Squib is donating $1 to AIDS research for everyone who lights a candle on thier website.

    Go light a candle, and pass the info on to your friends.


  3. Bush is the rude asshole for persisting in the question after being warned off by the first answer. He should have taken the hint, uttered some platitude, and gone on his way.

    Webb's a very private man who doesn't discuss his family, especially with a guy he considers the originator of the greatest strategic blunder in recent American history.

    Good for Webb. I'm very happy to be a Virginian who worked for and voted for Webb. Hope he continues to kick ass for the next six years. At least his tenure won't be boring.

  4. I'm sorry, BP, but have you ever seen what goes on in a research lab? This money goes to support animal torture. How does human suffering justify this?

    Just a thought.

  5. The boot thing was terribly contrived. And it completely worked for me.

  6. The boot thing should serve as an indication that the Democrats will keep America in Iraq.

    This is SOP for the "bipartisan" dictatorship of the current American republic. Vietnam obviously taught nothing.

    I believe the entire incident is contrived. Senator Webb is a soldier first, and as such recognises Mr. Bush as his superior officer. Quibbling about who will actually keep America safe from democracy is just a competitive distraction, to prevent The People from realising how badly they're being exploited.

    Not-too-subtly, the American people are being primed to ram in a brand-spanking-new Democrat government. A history of American war shows that the Democrats tend to prolong war more than Republicans on sheer economic principle.

    However, as industry has abandoned their traditional bedpartner in favour of the Republican party, one could argue that the Democrats would not prolong the Iraqi War. However, we forget that it was an eight-year Democratic regime which imposed the murderous sanctions on Iraq through the 1990s.

    The only thing which remains true in any American political discussion of the day is, soldiers are fighting Over There, while millions are starving to death Over Here. Business as usual.

    On the funnier side, I'd like to see a conversation between Jim Webb and George Herbert Walker "Read My Lips" Bush. I think it would go something like this:

    Webb: How's your boy?

    Bush: I'd like to get him out of Iraq, Mr. Senator.

    Webb: That's not what I asked you. How fucking stupid could one of your offspring possibly be?

    Bush: That's between me and Mrs. Bush, Jim.

    Meaningful conversation over. :)

  7. I like you 'emperor's new clothes' phrase.

    On another note, we saw you on tv last night. Very exciting. Even better on tv than on youtube. :)

  8. That wasn't a thought, denise.

    That was a poorly-constructed political statement.


  9. There was nothing constructed, Mr. Pirate, that's how I actually felt when I read your comment. Political nothing, it's freaky.

  10. AIDS is pretty freaky too y'know.

    Just a thought.

  11. It might have been better if he told him how his boy was :low on water, low on armor, low on morale.


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