Monday, August 21, 2006

For Christ's Sake, Don't Lend Him Your Lighter 

The adults are back in charge; would you like to pull their finger? From the "Washington Whispers" column in U.S. News & World Report, courtesy of Zemblan patriot J.D.:
Animal House in the West Wing

He loves to cuss, gets a jolly when a mountain biker wipes out trying to keep up with him, and now we're learning that the first frat boy loves flatulence jokes. A top insider let that slip when explaining why President Bush is paranoid around women, always worried about his behavior. But he's still a funny, earthy guy who, for example, can't get enough of fart jokes. He's also known to cut a few for laughs, especially when greeting new young aides, but forget about getting people to gas about that.
"Paranoid" around "women"? Hardly. We still remember one security briefing at which Condi Rice arrived five minutes late; the mischievous Mr. Bush sent the whole room into hysterics by blasting an S.B.D. and asking her if she was wearing Chanel No. 5. Why, we haven't laughed so hard since the G-8 conference, when our funny, earthy President did the elephant walk with Tony Blair.

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