July 18, 2008
Thank God for the 22nd Amendment

Dana Milbank, in the Washington Post:

…But by one measure, Bush remains more enthusiastic than ever: his role as the nation’s chief cheerleader. Yesterday’s T-ball game, the 19th of his presidency — followed by a dinner last night in honor of Major League Baseball, the third of his presidency — brought to at least 95 the number of sporting-related events he has participated in during his time in the White House. He has done no fewer than 18 such events so far this year — already passing his previous record of 13 in both 2001 and 2007.

The 95 sports events (with hundreds of athletic teams) are more than double the number of Cabinet meetings Bush has held (45), more than quadruple the number of meetings he has had with Russia’s Vladimir Putin (22). The 19 T-ball games he has held are more than twice the number of meetings he has had with China’s Hu Jintao (nine). And the three dinners he has held in honor of professional baseball are nearly equal to the five state dinners he has hosted during his entire presidency…



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 18, 2008 04:01 PM
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Ya gotta love that pose. Notice he doesn't appear to give a damn about the actual baseball.

Posted by: Chuck Dupree on July 18, 2008 9:24 PM

Add to that impressive score the total number of days the numbskull has been on vacation and you really start to wonder how he has managed to fuck up every aspect of the world we live in. Where did he find the time?

Posted by: Bustednuckles on July 20, 2008 4:28 AM

No wonder Bush loves baseball: it made him a multi-millionaire.
He managed to parlay his $800,000 investment in the Texas Rangers into $15 million.

As a result, he probably thought that he was a great, shrewd businessman who was the Master of Capitalism. A regular Gordon Gekko.

Never mind the fact that his investment was bolstered by millions of dollars not from the private sector, but from the taxpayers of Arlington, Texas.

In fact, the whole deal reeked of cronyism and socialism-for-the rich.
Bush had previously managed to wreck all three of the oil companies his father gave him to play with. He was only picked for the sweetheart Rangers deal because he was a member of the rich and powerful Bush dynasty and his daddy was President of the United States.

And yet, you can travel far and wide across America these days and you will NEVER find anyone who is a more outspoken advocate of "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" and cut-throat dog-eat-dog capitalism.

I find it all hilarious---Bush wouldn't know "capitalism" if it ran over him on the highway.

Bush is the Marie Antoinette of our era. But instead of saying "Let them eat cake," Bush's only message for the working class is: "Fuck you."

Marc McDonald

Posted by: Marc McDonald on July 20, 2008 6:47 PM

i have read that Secretary of State Rice wd like to be Commissioner of Football and President Bush wd like to be commissioner of Baseball / how i wish they had gotten their wishes before they went on to screw up our country / i wonder if they wd perform more competently as sports "authorities" / heh

oh yeah, didnt Bush trade Sammy Sosa away ?

Posted by: Katherine Hunter on July 21, 2008 6:34 PM

Busted, he can make a mess of the entire world with so little effort because he's an MBA. Our first MBA president knows how to delegate creation of havoc and despair.

Posted by: Joyful Alternative on July 23, 2008 4:31 AM
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