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President Bush Sings Farewell to a Hilarious Presidency

An unauthorized cellphone video of the American President-turned-American Idol has leaked on the Internet. Last weekend at the Gridiron, an annual roast attended by political journalists, President Bush sang a lighthearted ode to his time in the White House. His serenade was met with chuckles, applause, and a standing ovation.

I'm a little confused why the country's best journalists find the inept response to Hurricane Katrina, obstruction of justice by a top administration aide, and other Bush highlights, so absolutely side-splitting.

Now that the Bush Presidency is in its twilight, are you prepared to laugh at a musical recitation of its many scandals and crises sung by the President himself? To see the lyrics,

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Lyrics:

Yes you're all gonna miss me, The way you used to quiz me, But soon I'll touch the brown, brown grass of home.

I spent my days clearing brush
I clear my head of all the fuss
But the fuss you made over Harriet and Brownie
Down the lane I look and here comes Scooter
Finally free of the prosecutor

Chorus

And then I wait and look around me
At the oval walls that surround me
I realize I was only dreaming
For there's Condi and Dick, my old compadre,
Talking to me about some oil rich Saudi,
But soon I'll touch the brown brown grass of home.

Chorus

That old White house is behind me,
I am once again carefree,
Don't have to worry 'bout a crisis in Pyongyang.
Down the lane I look, Dick Cheney is strolling
With documents he'd been withholding,
It's good to touch the brown brown grass of home.

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brdwaystarlett brdwaystarlett 8 years
PS. All I'm saying is that the man should own and atone. In public this time would be nice... but with a more somber tone, I should hope.
brdwaystarlett brdwaystarlett 8 years
I'm just going to say this: I don't care how badly his cabinet and intel may have misinformed him. The fact of the matter is that this man, having been elected the leader of the free world (or what we would like to imagine as free...), should and will be held accountable for his blunders. That is the role of a leader; they must take responsibility for both the successes and failures of their tenure. Okay. So Bush has a sense of humour. He's mortal after all. He's allowed to have a few laughs with a few chums. But, despite this, I am appalled and upset by this man's blatant dismissal of his RESPONSIBILITIES. It is unconscionable that any true leader should so easily let his administrations' failures remain the punchline of any joke, be it at the expense of themselves or of their critics.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
He didn't even write that shit, its too clever for him!
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I hate these country muthaf**ka! he's lame, ignorant, and did a wonderful job of ruinin America. Good riddance, i don't care if he could sing or made a parody to a song. goodbye i hope i never hear of him every again!!
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
I agree with Cabaker, pretty much. I can't blame the man - NO president wants a 9/11 or Katrina during their terms, they're going to make mistakes, too. There's no winning no matter what anyone does in those situations.
sweeteven sweeteven 8 years
Bush is a very funny president and i dont think he's serious about his life! l dont like him a bit.
mkr900 mkr900 8 years
Having him make jokes about his presidency doesn’t really surprise me nor does it get me upset. What does make me angry is that he is speaking as if his job as president is already over. That and just how many ignorant people are posting positive comments about Gorge W Bush. Luckily I live in a socially diverse area of PA but, when I took a 25min drive to work and made a comment about how domestic cars are horrible compared to imports as far as price, reliability, and gas mileage I got four people with shocked, jaw dropped faces looking back at me that had never heard such a “crazy thing” and they all felt I was “nuts” for saying so. It’s the same thing with the George W Bush presidency. No matter how many undisputed facts there are people will believe what they want and we are never going to change their minds about it. Lets Leave them people to them selves and make sure we don’t make the same mistakes the next time around.
spaceman spaceman 8 years
Funny video. At least Bush has a sense of humor (even as some of his decisions have been questionable ... to say the least.) But still ... Liberty Sugar writes: "I'm a little confused why the country's best journalists find the inept response to Hurricane Katrina, obstruction of justice by a top administration aide, and other Bush highlights, so absolutely side-splitting." Question for Liberty: What's the deal? Not everything is a CNN (translation: Obama News Network) moment. It was just a dinner. Wonder if you'd respond the same way to a president you like who does a similar song and dance. After all, a president who mocks himself ... that can't be a new idea.
gabe-a gabe-a 8 years
president bush should be prosecuted for war crimes and conspiracy and then let's see how much he jokes.
Vetofor Vetofor 8 years
After seeing this, quite frankly, I am appalled. I have never been a supporter of George Bush, but I have always paid due respect to his position, as President. The jocularity with which he sings of the most powerful office in the world is close to being disgraceful. Over the past two hundred years of our country's history, great strides have been taken to make the President's position one of power, and authority. He is, simply, a reflection of the United State's views, posture, and ideals abroad. As such, it is important that he acts accordingly. Stunts such as this reduce the Presidency to nothing more than a joke, to be taken up at ease. It smacks of a message that says, "Hey, I made some bad decisions as President, but all's well! We're fine! Who cares?" This is not appropriate- it disrespects the millions of Americans who are affected by his decisions each and every day, and undermines the importance of the Presidency on the international stage. It's time that George Bush realizes he is still President, and starts to act like one again.
BeamerCG BeamerCG 8 years
Cabaker, I have your back on this. I'm tired of the Bush bashing. Can we please move on? If you think we're in Iraq for no good reason, ask the Kurds. I think they might disagree considering Saddam was trying to wipe them out. Ask all the people Saddam's sons tortured, raped, or murdered. Ask the families who loved ones disappeared only to be found in mass graves by US troops. Think back to where we were when we went to war. We had just experienced 9/11, there was intel that Iraq had WMD (which we now know was bad intel), and Saddam suddenly stopped letting UN inspectors in...again. He had two options: continue with giving Iraq more time (which had gone on unsuccessfully during the Clinton years) while risking another attack, or be preemptive? Besides, Saddam violated the terms of the cease fire agreement, so we had every right to go back in. Hind sight is 20/20. Katrina...if you blame Bush for that you might as well blame him for every natural disaster ever. New Orleans is below sea level in a hurricane prone area. Blame the Louisiana for not taking better precautions. The economy...the president has little to no impact on the economy. Ask any economist. As for Lincoln, he put the Maryland congressmen in prison so they couldn't vote to leave the union. (Talk about illegal) He also only set Southern slaves free not the northern ones originally, which prevented the British from aiding the South. History will judge. 100 years from now Bush will probably be remembered as the president who started the war on terror while Clinton will be remembered as the second impeached president for lying about screwing Monica.
VSangelMichelle VSangelMichelle 8 years
lashea_ you put the words into place perfectly. exactly what i was trying to say! i hope obama wins because we need a democrat back in office, because it has been painted for so many years that only rich white men have the means and capability to run this country, and I'm sick of it. and I love how all the republicans on here sit in their comfy chairs and try to make excuses for bush, just to cover the fact that they probably voted for him. liberals complain because THERES PROBLEMS! and they don't let liberals have a say. republicans complain ALL THE TIME about things that affect, RICHREPUBLICANS! thats their bottom line is to keep the rich of America safe, while the poor pay the price. I CANT WAIT for change
VSangelMichelle VSangelMichelle 8 years
"Our President has been in office in one of the toughest times in US history, and while he has made mistakes, I defy anyone to say they haven't made mistakes, as well. I only know of one person in history who lived an error free life, so get some real perspective. We all laugh at Leno, Stewart, Connan, Letterman and all the other policial comedians, why can't we laugh at his own jokes?" because he's the PRESIDENT! their comedians, thats their job his is to run our country and take it seriously. This shows his true sides that he thinks its all a big joke. It makes me sad seeing all these people stand up for him. He doesn't deserve this praise or respect when he's making light of serious issues that affected and killed many americans and world citizens. and if gore won, I'm sure he would have done a much better job then bush. but i forget that rich white republicans run america and every once in a while they throw in a democrat for good measure so america thinks their votes actually count. and no we don't know what really goes on inside the white house and how they make their decisions, but they should be making them with HUMAN LIVES in mind and that many are at stake in alot of these decisions. no laughing matter. it disgusts me to think people think it's funny but if you were directly affected by any of these tragedies you would be enraged that he can sit back in his comfy chair and sign his name on documents putting peoples lives at stake
Darcy331 Darcy331 8 years
So, CABAKER, dearie, in summing up, as I said originally, LESS than half the country VOTED for this jerk. You finally got it now??
Darcy331 Darcy331 8 years
Here's some more "facts" for you, CABAKER. As I said, I was referring to the 2000 election, not the 2004. Yeah, shit-for-brains actually won both the popular and electoral vote that year. But When you put your glasses on, hon, (and don't be ashamed to wear them, obviously you need them) like I said earlier, I was referring to the 2000 election, the one shit-for-brains stole! Here are the results of the 2000 election: Gore 48.4%, 51,003,926 votes Shit-for-brains, 47.9%, 50,460,110 Glasses, hon, glasses!!!
juju4 juju4 8 years
I think that Bush has senioritis. He's tap dancing, and singing, and making jokes.....he's almost giddy with the thought of his term ending. But folks, he's still got MONTHS ahead of him! He acts like he's already checked out. This is scary. and I agree with Jillness....if someone didn't catch the Katrina link in this song, then they aren't as informed as they think they are. They should have probably looked into it instead of blasting Citizen and other posters.
Darcy331 Darcy331 8 years
Hey CA. I said 2000!!!! NOT 2004!!! My facts ARE straight, re-read what I wrote, this time, put your GLASSES ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
phatE phatE 8 years
Jillness, sweet heart.. if you think I am trying to dig myself out of a hole.. good for you, that's not the case, but whatever. You're funny. And ljfordotcom - speaking directly on your comment towards me.. i will keep saying that it's your opinion.
lj4adotcomDan lj4adotcomDan 8 years
RCL: I live in Louisiana, at the time I lived 15 minutes (with no traffic) from New Orleans. The levees did not break. The flood walls failed. And the flood walls failed BECAUSE of the effects of Hurricane Katrina. So you are incorrect, Katrina did flood New Orleans. Now, had the ACOE done their jobs and actually built the flood walls properly, Katrina would not have flooded New Orleans. And while the eye of the hurricane made landfall east of New Orleans, the eye is not the entirety of the storm. I have a picture of the large pecan tree in my backyard that blew over and, luckilly, barely missed my house. Katrina HIT New Orleans, even if the eye missed it. So your claim that it did not hit New Orleans is false. I am sick and tired of people giving misinformation about Katrina. If you live 45 minutes away from New Orleans then you did not live in New Orleans to witness what was going on. If you lived to the WEST of New Orleans (an assumption I am making) then you would be less likely to feel the effects of a hurricane that passed to the EAST of New Orleans than a person who lives 45 minutes to the EAST of New Orleans would feel the effects of a storm that passes to the WEST of New Orleans (since the stronger side of the storm is on the east side of the storm). However, I know people who lived in New Orleans who did stay who would not have been able to sit on their back porches and grill burgers. And the "overstepping his bounds" excuse is just plain apologia. What about FEMA? What about other areas of the military that are under HIS control and not the Governors. What about the inability of Bush to have a system set up to have supplies ready to move to help all those who stayed once the danger of the storm passed? Any blame that Blanco deserves DOES NOT negate the blame that Bush deserves. phatE: It is a well founded opinion based on observable facts. Perhaps some people feel that habeas corpus is not a constitutionally protected right... I can't help that those people are wrong.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
RCL, the mayor of New Orleans declared a state of emergency on Sunday before the storm hit AND ordered a manditory evacuation. Declaring a state of emergency is the state saying they need federal help, and can't handle the situation on their own. Two of my good friends were in NO at the time, and I think they would greatly disagree with you that Katrina didn't hit NO. I guess a thunderstorm must have destroyed their house ;). PhatE, try to dig out now, but you have already made your hole. You accuse me AND Citizen Sugar of bias and missing the point, but you have proven that you are the one that doesn't know what is going on. Look up "Brownie" and his previous experience, you obviously missed out a lot on that topic. Bush also issued a disaster declaration on the Sunday before, while Brown said that emergency relief teams were not going to move into the area until after the storm had hit. All of this while they knew that the levees wouldn't hold a level 3 storm. It is a failure of dire responsibility to not take action as soon as possible.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
oh please lighten up if you cant get humor. I think its great that he can poke fun. I still love him.
phatE phatE 8 years
RCL Designgirl - Thank you!!!
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 8 years
Okay...I live IN LOUISIANA, 45 minutes from NOLA, and I was here for the whole freaking Katrina thing... 1. Katrina did NOT hit New Orleans. It hit Mississippi and Alabama. The governor did declare a state of emergency, but she DID NOT declare a mandatory evacuation until the day before the storm blew to the EAST of New Orleans. 2. In order to send in the National Guard, Bush needed her to grant him permission. She did not do that until it was too late. 3. The levees broke in New Orleans. Katrina did not flood it. I'm so freaking sick of everyone thinking Katrina hit New Orleans. The day it supposedly "hit", my family and I sat out on our back porch and grilled burgers. The levees failed because of category 3 winds and rain. What happened after that was the failure of our local government to organize and implement an emergencey evactuation for the survivors. It is a sad, pitiful situation. But believe me, I watched the whole thing unfold from my back yard, and Bush did everything he could without overstepping his power.
phatE phatE 8 years
Jillness, my "forceful attack" on you (not others) comes from your over exaggeration of truth. You take ONE element of whatever the article is and blow it out of proportion, completely missing the point of what was initially being discussed. Ljforadotcomedan - you said “why should we respect the President when our President doesn't respect the office, the Constitution, or the troops." and I said that's your opinion.. Not sure what the confusion is about on that.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
"where the hell did he say katrina?" "he's not referring to any of the things you jumped on him for" I have to say it is pretty funny that someone who has been so forcefully attacking other users, doesn't even recognize that 'Brownie' was related to Katrina. How up on current events can you be if you don't know that???
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