Sunday, July 09, 2006

A Tale Of Two Georges

My favorite "W" photo yet. While the facial expression is certainly quizzical (or, perhaps, dumbassical), it is quite understated compared to others I've seen. In other words, it's far from the goofiest shot of our current U.S. President. No, I like it not for its slapstick appeal, but rather the juxtaposition of present-day George W with our 1st George W (the portrait of George Washington in the background). Oh, what a difference a George makes...


Blogger Beth said...

Dumbassical: My favorite new word of 2006.

Oh, what a difference a George makes: My favorite phrase of 2006.

1:52 PM, July 09, 2006  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

"Oh, what a difference a George makes..."

Absolutely. Not that I'm a fan or friend of the Head Chimp, but you have to wonder if he could've amounted to something decent if he actually had to work for anything in life.

What did Anne Richards say? I think it was, "he was born on third base and he was convinced that he hit a home run."

5:09 PM, July 09, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

Thanks, Beth. I'm always happy to coin a word or phrase. Sometimes, they're even amusing.

WP: I'm not sure how Anne Richards said it. But, the lyrics to Pearl Jam's song "Bu$hleaguer" include "Born on 3rd/Thinks he got a triple." My other favorite from that song is "He's not a leader/He's a Texas-leaguer."

8:51 PM, July 09, 2006  
Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

George, what a guy. Again, that's what you get when you elect the "C" student.

9:00 AM, July 10, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

His effectiveness is hindered by those pesky NY Times articles. They keep revealing his "secret" programs. The poor bastard.

In fact, I have it on deep background that "W" has had the entire U.S. population on "double-secret probation" since early in 2004. If I can just get one more source, I'll run with the story...

9:16 AM, July 10, 2006  
Blogger Laaw-yuhr said...

I think I might make this picture my screensaver.

This reminds me of a quote from mystery science theater 3,000: Don't reference a great movie in your crappy movie. It only makes your movie that much worse. Likewise, don't reference a great presidency in your crappy presidency.

It would be better to stand in front of one of the president's nobody remembers like Chester Arthur.

2:05 AM, July 16, 2006  

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