Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Ironic Statement of the Day

From today's press conference:

Bush said the Quds Force, a component of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, has been "instrumental in providing these deadly IEDs [improvised explosive devices] to networks inside of Iraq" and that the Quds Force "is a part of the Iranian government."

He added, "What we don't know is whether or not the head leaders in Iran ordered the Quds Force to do what they did." He then asked, "What's worse? That the government knew or that the government didn't know?"


Smitty said...

I begin to wonder if maybe George Bush is a comedic genius in the spirit of Andy Kaufmann. Like this is all some sort of surrealist-absurdist act that we're all sucked along with. When he's no longer President, we'll wonder if he ever was or if he still is but he's just not telling us. Comdedians in the future will go on for days about what a great 8-year joke this guy pulled-off.

Mike said...

My head just exploded.

S.W. Anderson said...

Sid Caesar had a character he did in sketches years ago — scrunched-down homburg hat, ill-fitting overcoat, glasses, small mustache. It was a professor somethingorother, always introduced by Carl Reiner as "the world's foremost authority." And, of course, the prof was a complete whack job.

Sometimes the professor would start to say something very lucid and kind of interesting. And then just stop. And after a lengthy pause go on to something else completely unrelated. At other times, he would seem to babble incoherently.

You'd have to replace the hokey German accent Caesar used with a Texas drawl faintly on the verge of a lisp at times, but it would get you close to what I saw at two or three points in Bush's press conference today.

sideshow bob said...

smitty, The Onion did something along those lines a few years ago. In the story, the surrealist comic that played Bush resigned after he granted himself the right to those signing statements and unchecked spying authority and met with little or no resistence, saying that even for his Kaufmanesque sensibilities, this had all gone way too far.

Oh, would that the real Bush had that kind of integrity.

Smitty said...

I missed that article, Sideshow. I'll definitely hop on to the Onion and look for it.

Jennifer said...
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Thrillhous said...

Ahh, Sid Caesar. You don't hear enough references to him these days.

Smitty, I just can't say enough how much I love the new pic. Mike, your pic sucks.

Mike said...

Mike, your pic sucks.

Dissing The Invisible Man. Wow! We really have become a mean county, haven't we?