GWB on Letterman
October 23, 2000 6:13 PM   Subscribe

GWB on Letterman "As executive producer Maria Pope leans over Dave's desk shouting something of importance to Dave, see Governor George W. Bush reaching over and grabbing the end of Maria's shawl. His glasses needed cleaning and everyone knows the shawl of a TV producer makes for a great cleaning cloth. So the Governor cleaned his glasses on Maria's shawl, as if she were a kleenex."
posted by owillis (20 comments total)
Inconsiderate Moron-in-Chief
That's got a nice ring to it.
posted by Optamystic at 6:22 PM on October 23, 2000

Maybe you should try and find out more details before insulting anyone, but we must fulfill the daily MetaFilter quota of at least 1 "insult George W. Bush" thread
posted by gyc at 6:32 PM on October 23, 2000

A Shrub a day...
posted by owillis at 6:43 PM on October 23, 2000

Yeah, I'm pretty much ok with that "One Bush insult a day" figure. Although, personally, I am open to the idea of Multiple Daily Bush Insult Threads.
posted by Optamystic at 7:04 PM on October 23, 2000

Just think when he becomes president, gyc. It'll never stop.

I felt sorry for a few seconds, then thought of all the "went into a McDonalds for big mac" jokes that Clinton endured day after day after day before and after the campaign.

And speaking of attacks on Bush vs. old attacks on Clintion, why does no one make a big deal about Gore going to 'nam vs. Shrub not going? Remember how big of a fucking deal that was supposed to be in 1992? No one trusted that Clinton could command the military? They made fun of him not knowing how to do a salute? Why does no one mention that with regards to GWBush? And remember how big of a deal it was that Clinton smoked pot once (incorrectly, perhaps) and Bush the 1st didn't? Why is that litmus test not put on Bush "coke habit" vs. Gore "occasional pot smoker back in college"?

liberal media my ass...
posted by mathowie at 7:08 PM on October 23, 2000

I didn't know GWB wore glasses. I just hope he didn't spit on them before he cleaned them. That would be really gross.
posted by PaperCut at 8:01 PM on October 23, 2000

I'm thinking it was an attempt at humour. He seems to have a great sense of it.

posted by Mick at 8:05 PM on October 23, 2000

Dammit! I'm voting for Nader!!!

...well, actually, I'm not because I'm Australian, but there you go.
posted by lagado at 8:07 PM on October 23, 2000

Why is that litmus test not put on Bush "coke habit" vs. Gore "occasional pot smoker back in college"?

mathowie, weren't you going to make t-shirts?
posted by bison at 8:40 PM on October 23, 2000

I was wondering why no comic or anyone (that I noticed) made reference to his constant sniffing in the second and a bit in the third debate.
posted by mikel at 8:58 PM on October 23, 2000

Mikel, Jay Leno played up the sniffling in a bit he did last week where they edited the footage to look like Leno was asking questions and they had the candidates answer in funny ways. The sniffing was used a couple of times.
posted by daveadams at 9:32 PM on October 23, 2000

MeFi should have a "Nader rule" signifying an argument's end, much like that Usenet "Hitler rule" that I can't exactly remember the name of... :)
posted by owillis at 9:56 PM on October 23, 2000

I’m pretty sure the expiry on “Vote Nader” threads is November seventh, as with most this election hoo-ha. I hope all the politics don’t die out, though. There are some damned mensa quality posters ’round these parts.
posted by capt.crackpipe at 11:42 PM on October 23, 2000

I just figured out why he did it....It was "the vision thing"
posted by Optamystic at 12:03 AM on October 24, 2000

The Hitler rule was coined by Mike Godwin, I think. "The argument ends when someone calls someone else a Nazi"

I think that Gore doesn't play up Nam because (I heard) that it was a non-combatant position.

There are a lot of really smart geek conservatives voting for Bush, and I just can't figure it out. Are they voting for the platform? Because the man himself just comes across as a real clueless gomer. Not that Gore has a personality.

posted by mecran01 at 5:42 AM on October 24, 2000

Gore was an Army journalist in Vietnam; I don't know whether that counts as a combatant position or not, but he was indeed over there.
posted by snarkout at 7:01 AM on October 24, 2000

over there for five months i believe...
everyone around him had unofficial orders
to keep him out of dangerous situations
posted by alethe at 7:34 AM on October 24, 2000

Should we call him Private Joker?
posted by solistrato at 8:25 AM on October 24, 2000

Did someone say that she did not say "here, use my shawl".

posted by jamescblack at 9:25 AM on October 24, 2000

Ooh! Ooh! Call him Private Joker! I want to spread the meme!
posted by snarkout at 10:11 AM on October 24, 2000

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