The Bush Fortress of Ineptitude

Max, 2013/04/24 

George W. Bush Presidential Library

which should be featuring…

• The ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner and the codpiece he wore ten years ago when he declared that major combat operations had ended in Iraq even though they continued for the rest of his presidency.

• The chair in which he sat, frozen, at Booker Elementary School on 9/11 after he was told “America is under attack.” Also his dog-eared copy of “The Pet Goat.”

• A bag of pretzels, of course.

• On a continuous loop in the lobby: a recording of the push-poll question his campaign used to destroy John McCain in 2000…

“Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?”

…just to show visiting school kids what a classy guy Bush is.
• A piece of the birthday cake he shared with John McCain in Phoenix as the levees were busting open in New Orleans.

• The golf club he swung immediately after vowing to “stop these terrorist killers.”

• The 2005 “Can I go pee?” note he scribbled to Condi Rice at the United Nations.

• The Segway he fell off of in 2003.

• A credit card bill forwarded from the White House to “The People of the United States of America” with a balance of $10 trillion.

• The August 6, 2001 PDB: Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside US.

• Some aluminum tubes.

• The vial of baby powder Colin Powell used to scare us to death at the United Nations.

• The best of FEMA Director Michael Brown’s Katrina emails, including “I am a fashion god” and “Can I quit now? Can I go home?”

• A photo collage of the U.S. soldiers who died during the Iraq war underneath a sign that says, “Oops!”

• The shoes that were thrown at him by a journalist during his last visit to Iraq.

• The shirt Bill Clinton was wearing in Haiti when Bush used it as a rag to wipe a commoner’s cooties off his hand in 2010.

Stolen from DailyKos


  1. byronius wrote,

    As I understand it, we’re all supposed to mail an old pair of shoes to the dump. Sort of a million-shoe message.

    The guy is currently rising in popularity with Republicans. In fact, he’s the most popular Republican figure, which is indicative of both heavily-catapulted propaganda, and the ability of the Republican to embrace murderers, torturers, and the utterly incompetent as their heroes.

    Comment on 2013/04/24 @ 7:30 am

  2. Max wrote,

    “he’s the most popular Republican figure”

    That is absolutely pathetic and indicative of a party that is seriously floundering. Too bad they’re still powerful enough to be so dangerous.

    Comment on 2013/04/24 @ 9:25 am

  3. Cat-eyes wrote,

    They sent out a universal mailing here begging for donations to erect this monstrosity. I should have sent some stinky old shoes, but I still wear them.

    Comment on 2013/04/24 @ 10:42 am

  4. SkyHarbor wrote,

    All too, too true.

    In their desperation, the Reptilicons only sink deeper and deeper into repulsive depravity.

    The mask of fake rectitude slips…
    Revealing for all not blind the corruption and lies which pass for ‘core beliefs’ only to teabilly twits and the corporate whores. Behold the real ‘Ugly Americans’…

    But as the Reptilicons slip unlamented into the ‘dustbin of history’, Beware complacence – for there is nothing more dangerous than a cornered and wounded Reptilicon!

    Comment on 2013/04/24 @ 11:50 am

  5. Max wrote,

    I had heard about this but had to be sure it was true.

    Laura Bush, who was involved in the library’s design of Texas limestone and pecan, said she hopes visitors are touched by the 9/11 display, which includes a twisted steel beam from Tower 2 of the World Trade Center.

    “I think people will be very moved by the 9/11 exhibit and I think that’s important because we still live with the effect of 9/11, both our security issues that we have and of course the loss that we still live with,” she said while answering questions in a garden outside the museum that mimics the White House Rose Garden design, substituting plants native to Texas.

    In republican minds, the Bush presidency began the day of 9/11 and he cannot possibly bear any responsibility for it. Also, it was proven that Saddam had WMD and the entire world understands that the war in Iraq was entirely justified and a total success (due to ‘the surge’ of course). GWB, hence, saved the world from a madman and then personally went to Afghanistan and tortured a bunch of terrorists until they pointed out where bin Laden was hiding so Obama could kill him. Oh, and then Obama ruined the perfect economy that Bush had built.

    Here’s the gag-worthy article the above snippet was lifted from.

    Comment on 2013/04/24 @ 12:09 pm

  6. byronius wrote,

    The George Bush Manure Locker Is Now Open
    By Charles P. Pierce
    at 11:44am


    The coverage of the opening of this vast temple to prevarication and ruin is not about bricks and mortar. It’s about an attempt by the courtier press to absolve itself of a dereliction of duty that rivaled even that of the president in question while New Orleans drowned, and while the economy was bubbling toward disaster. (That dereliction of duty, it should be noted, now and forever, began with the coverage of the 2000 presidential campaign, and the disgraceful performance of the elite political press corps towards Al Gore.) It’s about their efforts to help the country absolve itself from the immense damage it brought upon itself by electing, and then re-electing, a half-bright dry drunk who wrecked nearly everything he touched, and who now is trying to rehabilitate himself by explaining that he hasn’t ruined anything else since he left office, and doesn’t that make him a swell fella. The elite press is dedicating an entire day of coverage to the perpetuation of a monstrous public lie. Electing George W. Bush twice was a monumental act of democratic self-destruction from which the country has yet to recover. Celebrating him celebrating himself is simply to pour battery acid into the still-open wounds. I will take theories about dinosaurs in ancient China over the notion that George W. Bush was a good man confronted by insurmountable problems dropped on him by an implacable universe of chance. He was a career fk-up, from start to finish, and he finally found himself in a job where Daddy’s money and Daddy’s lawyers couldn’t bail him out.

    Comment on 2013/04/26 @ 8:52 am

  7. Max wrote,

    Fuck George Bush. Monumental piece of shit.

    Comment on 2013/04/26 @ 9:55 am

  8. Max wrote,

    Had enough of the GOP revisionism regarding this momentous fuckwad? Here’s a good antidote.

    This whole piece is pretty good.

    “Course I’m respectable. I’m old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.” –Noah Cross, Chinatown (1974)

    As long as history judges him accurately as one of the worst presidents ever I’ll be happy. I don’t think there’s much doubt about that.

    Comment on 2013/04/26 @ 3:23 pm

  9. byronius wrote,

    What. A. Dick.

    I remember clearly laughing when he won the primary. Surely the American people, in all their wisdom, couldn’t possibly elect such a blockhead.

    Comment on 2013/04/26 @ 4:36 pm

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