Friday, May 19, 2006

Gallows Humor

My wife read this chuckle in Neil Steinberg's column and thought it summed up the state of affairs in the Bush White House:
At the president's morning briefing, Donald Rumsfeld told George Bush that the day before three Brazilian soldiers had been killed in Iraq.

To the secretary of defense's amazement, Bush reacted with a groan of dismay, slumping forward at his desk and burying his face in his hands. When he looked up, he was visibly shaken, almost in tears, his face ashen.

"Oh my God!" the president cried. "Tell me, exactly, how many is a 'brazilian'?"
By contrast, I think that this is the joke that best defines the Bush administration:
Bush and Cheney are sitting in a bar.

A guy walks in and asks the barman, “Isn’t that Bush and Cheney sitting over there?”

The bartender says, “Yep, that’s them.”

So the guy walks over and says, “Wow, this is a real honor. What are you two doing in here?”

Bush says, “We’re planning WW III.”

And the guy says, “Oh my God! Really? What’s going to happen?”

Cheney says, “Well, we’re going to kill a million Iranians and one blonde with big knockers.”

“'A blonde with big knockers'?!?" the guy exclaimed. "Why kill a blonde with big knockers?”

Cheney turns to Bush and says, “See George... I told you no one gives a damn about a million dead Iranians!”

Good joke.
Everybody laughs.
Roll on snare drum.

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