"I'm about to name my brother the ambassador to Chad"
January 31, 2001 11:37 PM   Subscribe

"I'm about to name my brother the ambassador to Chad" Guess who spoke into an open mike again? Major League!
posted by owillis (21 comments total)
...just when you thought you couldn't possibly hate him anymore...
posted by palegirl at 11:59 PM on January 31, 2001

... he opens his mouth ...
posted by DragonBoy at 12:34 AM on February 1, 2001

I'n surprised he knew Chad was a country.
posted by Markb at 12:58 AM on February 1, 2001

May I suggest Sierra Leone? I hear it's nice there this time of year. And they're REALLY fond of rich, morally condescending, white guys.
posted by Optamystic at 1:06 AM on February 1, 2001

"Attention boys and girls: the country of Chad has just changed its name to 'Dr. Death' because the chicks seem to dig it."
posted by thebigpoop at 1:19 AM on February 1, 2001

Damn him! How dare he tell a joke when there is so much suffering in the world?
posted by aaron at 1:37 AM on February 1, 2001


I'm not offended by the joke. (Although I think he ripped it off from Leno.) I am, however, offended by HIM. But I gotta give you props, you don't miss a chance to defend him. I have no choice but to respect your fervor, however misguided I think it is. :-)
posted by Optamystic at 1:49 AM on February 1, 2001

What about everyone elses fervor to attack him? This is funny, he made a joke, he is human. He is also underestimated.
posted by Mick at 4:33 AM on February 1, 2001

Although I think he ripped it off from Leno
I don't think Leno was quite the originator. "Chad" puns have been flying since day one, and they're so obvious as to not even be funny.

posted by sonofsamiam at 7:21 AM on February 1, 2001

how bout this?

"The WSJ reports that yesterday, without realizing that his remarks were being broadcast on a feed to some White House reporters, President Bush told the heads of some Catholic charities that his faith-based social services initiative was linked to his goal of curtailing abortions, a connection he did not make when he announced the initiative earlier this week."
posted by palegirl at 7:43 AM on February 1, 2001

Wow. He really needs to watch those microphones, huh?
When he says "curtail," does he mean "discourage," which I can dig, or "make inaccessable," which is something else again.
posted by sonofsamiam at 7:56 AM on February 1, 2001

In such a short time he's had so many incidents of the comments were inadvertently played variety that I fear for our ability to conduct diplomacy. Regan's "outlawed Russia forever" gaffe pales.

Then again, this does provide much-needed insight into the mental state of the president.
posted by jplummer at 8:28 AM on February 1, 2001

Or perhaps, these incidents were not so "inadvertant" after all... [insert ominous music]
He's playing us for fools!
posted by sonofsamiam at 8:32 AM on February 1, 2001

...like that Reagan SNL sketch -- omg, so funny.
posted by palegirl at 8:38 AM on February 1, 2001

I think it's hilarious. I think you guys are hilarious too. Lighten up.
posted by ooklah at 8:49 AM on February 1, 2001

Personally, I think he should be sent to Bulungi. (Conspiracy theorists may note that the current ambassador to Bulungi is named Chad. Oooo . . . )
posted by Skot at 9:29 AM on February 1, 2001

dumb motherfucker.

posted by Sapphireblue at 10:20 AM on February 1, 2001

It looks like the author of the article doesn't know the difference between tortuous and torturous.

And the only reason Nader didn't have any open mike mistakes is, no one was listening to him.

posted by Jart at 11:04 AM on February 1, 2001

Just when I thought I couldn't possibly like him any more, he opens his mouth...
posted by gtr at 1:41 PM on February 1, 2001

I'll let him off this one if he can point to Chad on a map without getting Condi to colour it in first.
posted by holgate at 2:09 PM on February 1, 2001

And people are still being suprised by this guy?
posted by tranquileye at 6:28 PM on February 1, 2001

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