This is a little outside the realm of Albertus Politika, but if you haven’t yet, check out the video of US President George W. Bush‘s ‘video teleconference‘ with US troops and an Iraqi troop. Not only was this one of the funniest staged and scripted stunts we have EVER seen, but it was also one of the most blatant pieces of political masturbation that we have seen from this President.
This piece had some very memorable moments. The part when Bush dropped his pencil was particularly funny.
Best scripted quotes (in no particular order):
1. THE PRESIDENT: “By the way, you’re in Tikrit, as I understand it, as well. It’s kind of an interesting place to be.”
2. SERGEANT LOMBARDO: Good morning, Mr. President. I’m Master Sergeant Corine Lombardo, with the Headquarters 42nd Infantry Division and Task Force Liberty, from Scotia, New York. First, I’d like to say that this is a pleasure to speak with you again. We had the honor of your visit in New York City on November 11th, in 2001, when you recognized our Rainbow Soldiers for their recovery and rescue efforts at Ground Zero.
THE PRESIDENT: Were you there?
SERGEANT LOMBARDO: We began our fight against terrorism in the wake of 9/11, and we’re proud to continue it here in North-Central New York — North-Central Iraq.
THE PRESIDENT: Let me ask you something. Were you there when I came to New York?
SERGEANT LOMBARDO: Yes, I was, Mr. President.
THE PRESIDENT: I thought you looked familiar.
SERGEANT LOMBARDO: Well, thank you.
THE PRESIDENT: I probably look familiar to you, too.
3. THE PRESIDENT: Yes. Sergeant Akeel, thanks for joining us. I appreciate — appreciate your service. You’ve got something to say, Akeel?
SERGEANT AKEEL: Good morning, Mr. President. Thank you for everything. Thank very much for everything.
THE PRESIDENT: Yes, you’re welcome.
SERGEANT AKEEL: I like you. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: Well, I appreciate that.
(heaps of props on Mr. chris-face for coming down from his tower and informing us of this wonderful video)