Saturday 22 September 2007

Bush's bloopers make fine funny fodder

I've collected all of Jacob Weisberg's books, that often take aim at the famous Bush Gaffe. I've even purchased the Deluxe Election edition!

Yesterday in a speech defending his administration's Iraq policy, Bush said former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's brutality had made it impossible to find a leader who could unite the country.

"I heard somebody say, 'Where's Mandela?'," he said. "Well, Mandela's dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas."

We all recall just a week or so ago, he welcomed people to OPEC.
"Mr Prime Minister, thank you for your introduction," Bush said. "Thank you for being such a fine host for the OPEC summit." As the audience of several hundred people erupted in laughter, Bush corrected himself and joked, "He invited me to the OPEC summit next year."
"As John Howard accurately noted when he went to thank the Austrian troops there last year..." [note: not Australian] he said referring to Australian troops at APEC

Geography is not his strong point either. He is famous for believing that Africa and Europe are nations and that Jordan is a Gulf Coast country. He was known to exclaim "Wow, Brazil is big" upon being shown a map, and could not tell the difference between the Balkans and the Baltic. He was apparently surprised that Germany is in fact a democracy or that Wales is a country.
For more geographical amusement see Dubyaspeak.
Of course Bush is well known for stuffing up what he says, or was meant to say.
His mangling of the English language is so severe that it required a new word to describe it - Bushisms. Besides his nauseating "weapons of mass destruction", which may be his only other addition to the lexicon. However, if you fancy a weekend belly laugh, here's Jacob Weisberg's The Complete Bushisms.


Anonymous said...

Making fun of the infirm only makes the abuser look bad.

Anonymous said...

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