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Bush Eager to Go on Vacation, Commune with Cows

July 27, 2001 3:31 PM   Subscribe

Bush Eager to Go on Vacation, Commune with Cows
I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist this headline.
"I love to go walking out there, seeing the cows. Occasionally they talk to me, being the good listener that I am," Bush said.
posted by mapalm (25 comments total)

 
I bet he's eager to get the hell outta Washington, back to the safety of his bucolic fantasy world where Daddy and Uncle Dick make everything alright while Dubbya himself gets to go cow-tipping.
posted by mapalm at 3:33 PM on July 27, 2001


The guy is an absurd asshole. Clearly I am not a Republican. Clearly I do not think much of Bush. But I never realized just how stupid or silly he was till recently. I thought he was a bit shallow, not very articulate etc but perhaps clever. Of late his every statement makes him seem even worse than many of us imagined. I have a few right-leaning friends who have come to feel this way too.
posted by Postroad at 4:00 PM on July 27, 2001


Perhaps this 'dimwit' is a little more cunning than we believe him to be. That statement was a retaliation for Indian's naming their dogs George Bush. Cows are a religious icon in India, so W is probably equating the talking cows as a message from God. He's telling the Indian's that their God talks to him and they should be worshipping him as well.

Then again, he could just be really stupid.
posted by dave at 4:11 PM on July 27, 2001


As long as we don't find out that his favourite cows are named Gandhi and Nehru.
posted by holgate at 4:13 PM on July 27, 2001


I have no joke, I just like saying: The Cow Whisperer
posted by MrBaliHai at 4:33 PM on July 27, 2001


Bush is pretty damned funny.
posted by gyc at 4:36 PM on July 27, 2001


Of course if Clinton had said the same thing, you'd have to wonder if he was talking about animals or his female companion(s).
posted by gyc at 4:39 PM on July 27, 2001


Actually, given the Prez's predilection for cowboy boots, aren't the cows going to be saying, "what the fuck did you do to Geraldine?"
posted by holgate at 4:58 PM on July 27, 2001


``It's important for all of us in Washington to stay in touch with the values of the heartland, because they are values that really are unique,'' Bush said. He identified these values as ``hard work, family, faith.''

He's such a rich source of comedy. If hard work "really [is] unique" to the heartland, does that explain Bush closing the Oval Office at 5pm every day?
posted by precipice at 5:21 PM on July 27, 2001


You guys are either woefully under-medicated or on the wrong medication. Normally we reserve this sort of vitriol for rapists. Smoke a joint and relax people.
posted by revbrian at 5:52 PM on July 27, 2001


Well, what would you sensitive, enlightened folks rather George do? Listen to the cows talk, or kill them and eat them, or maybe turn 'em over to Damien Hurst?

We're taking names. If any of you wiseasses dares to post to the next animal rights/respect-your-four-legged-brothers thread you will be reminded of your comments here.
posted by jfuller at 6:02 PM on July 27, 2001


Bush was talking to farmers and maybe theres somthing farmers and cows have some kind of connection us city folk wouldnt understand or approve of ya know.
posted by stbalbach at 6:06 PM on July 27, 2001


"I love to go walking out there, seeing the cows. Occasionally they talk to me..."

and some times they even sing.
posted by DBAPaul at 6:42 PM on July 27, 2001


bush inspires me.

i used to be worried about what i would do with my life but he takes away my fears by reminding me that no matter how many things i fail at or how stupid i am, i can still be the president of the united states of america.

god bless america and god bless george w bush!

hip hip...

hip hip...
posted by ggggarret at 8:29 PM on July 27, 2001


I have no joke, I just like saying: The Cow Whisperer

Thank you, MrBaliHai...you made my evening.
posted by mapalm at 8:53 PM on July 27, 2001


"To understand the deep-rooted relationship of man and cow, we must review the historical forces which brought man and cow, the two mammals so diverse, so close."
posted by Tin Man at 10:06 PM on July 27, 2001


He talks to cows.

Ummm, could we have the blowjob guy back? I had a lot more respect for him.
posted by owillis at 11:05 PM on July 27, 2001


I'm still not sure if Dubya making it to the oval office means that I should be proud to live a country where, indeed, anyone can ascend to power, or I should be bummed out that clearly only power and influence count for anything.


One thing is for certain, that kid's wheel needs a bigger hamster.
posted by dong_resin at 11:24 PM on July 27, 2001


I'm so glad that President Bush is taking a month off from Washington to show his appreciation for hard work. Republican true believers: How does he show his appreciation for sobriety?
posted by rcade at 8:15 AM on July 28, 2001


I thought he was a bit shallow, not very articulate etc but perhaps clever.

The guy is an absurd asshole.

Wow Postroad, what an extremely articulate analysis you put forth of a joke told to a group of high school students that are in a Future Farmers of America program. Have you ever heard of speaking for your audience? It really doesn't make Bush's opponents look very articulate or clever when they have to dig this deep for something to bash him about. Actually, the shallowness of this attack only demonstrates how well he is doing...
posted by RevGreg at 9:47 AM on July 28, 2001


RevGreg --- "It's important for all of us in Washington to stay in touch with the values of the heartland, because they are values that really are unique,'' Bush said. He identified these values as "hard work, family, faith."

can you think of a better description for someone who would say this? "absurd asshole" is only scratching the surface.
posted by ggggarret at 10:26 AM on July 28, 2001


Here's the thing Republicans/Conservatives/Etc: While I can't/couldn't stand Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Tom Delay, Trent Lott, or Bush The Elder - at the very least they could (more or less) coherently articulate their (usually incorrect) positions. For instance: Newt Gingrich is a hypocritical a-hole, but I'm the first to admit the guy has a brain - only he uses it for evil.

Bush II on the other hand, makes Reagan on his most daffy day seem like a Rhodes Scholar.
posted by owillis at 11:16 AM on July 28, 2001


Actually, the shallowness of this attack only demonstrates how well he is doing...

Maybe there's something to the principle that a president's performance is based on the stupidity of his opponents. Clinton's job approval was never higher than after Lucianne Goldberg, Matt Drudge, Ann Coulter and the other kooks got a national spotlight by bashing him.
posted by rcade at 4:23 PM on July 28, 2001


Bush: Uh, hey there, Mr Bull.

Bull: Dubya eats my balls!
posted by pracowity at 4:27 AM on July 30, 2001


"It's important for all of us in Washington to stay in touch with the values of the heartland, because they are values that really are unique,'' Bush said. He identified these values as "hard work, family, faith."

can you think of a better description for someone who would say this? "absurd asshole" is only scratching the surface.


If I bothered blowing all the "political speak" that Al Gore has ever used in the past into an overblown bunch of bullshit like this I would have had a aneurism a long time ago...

In the speech you quoted, Bush linked the values to the heartland and he called the values unique but he did not say they were unique to the heartland.
posted by RevGreg at 7:22 PM on July 30, 2001


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