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George Bush Jr. Makes Annual ‘National Embarrassment Joke’ At G8

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Oh George Bush is having quite a grand time at the annual G8 conference in Japan. He’s not molesting Angela Merkel this time, but he is embarrassing everyone: “The American leader, who has been condemned throughout his presidency for failing to tackle climate change, ended a private meeting with the words: ‘Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.’ He then punched the air while grinning widely, as the rest of those present including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy looked on in shock.” Punched the air? Best George W. Bush imagery ever. NEED SECRET VIDEO. [Telegraph]

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Jim Newell is Wonkette's beloved Capitol Hill Typing Demon. He joined in 2007, left for some other dumb job in 2010, and proudly returned in 2012 as our "Senior Editor at Large." He lives in Washington and also writes for things such as The Guardian, the Manchester paper of liberals.

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  • jagorev

    Sounds like a TERRORIST BLACK POWER FIST PUMP to me.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    This coming from the world’s biggest pile of shit, I’m not surprised. At all.

  • Larry Fine

    We are going to miss this goofy numbskull soon.

  • NoWireHangers

    Why didn’t he just grab his crotch and scream “suck it!”? Too subtle I guess.

  • V572625694

    Was it a terrorist air punch?

  • shortsshortsshorts

    That’s right bitches. And there ain’t nothin’ you can do ’bout it. KNOW WHAT I SAYIN’?

  • TGY


    Actually, George can only bid goodbye for himself: the world’s biggest polluter of coherent thought.

  • Botswana Meat Commission FC

    When keepin it real goes wrong.

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    George Bush has failed at comedy. Sooner or later he’s going to run out things to fail at.

  • Botswana Meat Commission FC


  • tunamelt

    I no longer even have the capacity or the good grace to be mortified by this.

  • Guppy06


  • Botswana Meat Commission FC

    Thanks to The Telegraph…

    Our song-by-song review of Carla Bruni’s new album.

    I’ve been waiting for this day!

  • DCBulloch

    Did Dick Cheney immediately shot everyone in the face after? 4 MORE YEARS!!!!

  • AfghanVet

    It’s official, he’s done being President. Like everything else he has ever done he is just going to mail it in and walk away from the steaming heap of shit he has left behind.

    I swear he is going to flip the bird as he steps onto Air Force One at Andrews after Hopey’s inauguration.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    We don’t give him enough credit for his ability to win over the furry demographic though.

  • Paultardville

    To be fair, “world’s biggest douche” would have been lost in translation. Except for the French.

  • AzDownboy

    …and then he proceeded to chest bump every other G-8 leader

  • Larry Fine

    He could of also said, “Kiss my black ass, bitches”, and then shot some gang symbols.

  • Dave J.

    At this point, I’m not certain if Will Ferrell was impersonating Bush, or if Bush is impersonating Will Ferrell. Too meta.

  • Doglessliberal

    I keep thinking I am as surprised and disgusted as I can be, and then they top it.

  • Truculent

    What. A. Total. Fucking. Dick. I’m surprised he didn’t punctuate it with a loud, potent fart.

  • Uncle Al

    [re=33121]AfghanVet[/re]: And after he flips the bird, he’ll moon everyone, like my idiot cousin-in-law did at his own wedding.

  • KevoTron

    Fucking christ. These dipshits think they’re SO fucking funny. They’re always bitching about Democrats not having a sense of humor. But what happens when you post a photoshopped image of Malkin doing the half-boob flash? Lawyers get involved. Yikes.

    I wonder what Dubya’s gonna do after he leaves office. He says he wants to go back to work. I’d suggest he apply at the local Crawford Starbucks but I think he’s the kind of guy who could fuck up a cup of coffee.

  • Scarab

    We beat the shit out of him once he leaves the White House right?

  • Delicious

    To quote Marv Albert: “Facial!”

  • freakishlystrong

    He had me at “Goodbye”..

  • toastandlove


  • Dave J.

    [re=33136]Truculent[/re]: I imagine he did, but blamed in on Sarkozy.

  • Serolf Divad

    What ever will we talk about when the world’s awesomest president is out of office?

  • AxmxZ

    Five bucks says he’ll drink himself into a late grave six months into Obama’s Presidency.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    After the fist pump, a secret service agent held up a boom box and blasted “Don’t You Forget About Me.”

  • AxmxZ

    [re=33151]Serolf Divad[/re]: Barry’s big swinging dick.

  • Rev. Peter Lemonjello

    [re=33158]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: nice.

  • lumpenprole

    Not as funny as his mock “I’m gonna bear hug you” moment with THE POPE, but still seriously funny in a decadent kinda way.

  • Guppy06

    [re=33151]Serolf Divad[/re]: The French.

  • TGY

    Also, who says McCain = Bush? George’s humor is dumb, whereas McCain’s is mean. Big difference.

  • ForeignSickSpecialist

    Wholly shit!

  • Christastic

    [re=33127]Paultardville[/re]: I think the French would be baffled since being called “the world’s biggest shower” isn’t really an insult…Or anything else that makes sense.

  • Canmon (the Inadequate)

    It’s now evident that his environmental policies are part of a personal vendetta against air. Not only does he brag about polluting it, he then he goes on to punch it.

    What could have caused this hatred? Was he asthmatic as a child?

  • StupidGeek

    Only 193 more days of this. How sad for us and the rest of the world.

  • junkscience

    The fist pump, the crickets chirping, his shit-eating grin. It’s just too awkward-shameful-funny much to process.

  • GlennBecksTaint

    what a fag

  • Hooray For Anything

    [re=33121]AfghanVet[/re]: Agreed– it’s been quite apparent that he no longer gives a shit about any of this anymore and is just treating the last year of his Presidency as if it’s senior year in High School and he’s already gotten into college, he just doesn’t care any more. I fully expect his big farewell speech to end with the words “suck it.”

  • Cape Clod

    Why is it every time he goes overseas he has to behave like an ape off his chain?

  • AxmxZ

    [re=33219]Cape Clod[/re]: Because when he goes overseas, he *is* essentially an ape off his chain.

    I’m off to wank to my fantasies of Obama charming the G8.

  • mookworthjwilson

    As the great Fred Sanford once said, “You Big Dummy”.

  • Johnny Zhivago

    More like “goodbye from the world’s biggest asshole”.

  • Canuckledragger

    “George Bush Jr. Makes Annual ‘National Embarrassment Joke’ At G8”

    In truth, he makes/is a “national embarrassment joke” daily. It’s just that the MSM is too chickenshit to report it unless they’re on foreign soil.

  • SayItWithWookies

    I know exactly how Brown, Sarkozy et. al. reacted, even without video. It had to be very much like my reaction — stunned, dazed disbelief. If Dick Cheney has any sense, he’ll fire this dumbass.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=33235]SayItWithWookies[/re]: NO SILLY! Cheney can just re-write the entire summit. DUH.

  • Doglessliberal

    His staffers probably have t-shirts they wear proudly and without irony: “The USA: Leading the World in Arrogance Since 2000!”

  • Mumble Softly

    [re=33099]Larry Fine[/re]: Are you being serious or sarcastic?
    Do you think that the Germans, Russians, and Iraquis look back fondly on the days when Hitler, Stalin, and Hussein were their respective leaders?

  • SayItWithWookies

    [re=33253]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Damn me — especially after something I wrote yesterday sort of exemplified that: “This will be much better once it never happened.” Or something like that.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    [re=33208]GlennBecksTaint[/re]: Ugh. God no. We fags don’t want him as part of our secret cabal. Maybe if you contacted Morans Anonymous, they’d take him.

  • qwerty42

    I think he’s just going to get worse as the weeks go by. He doesn’t care and he doesn’t even try to act as if he does. JFC, is he drinking again? doing drugs?

  • villageatrois

    You call that a National Disgrace? His daddy puked on ’em! His granddaddy tried to overthrow the US government and sold war material to Hitler. His daughters repeatedly were in drunken girlfriend-wrestling videos. His brother was involved in a fraudulent election in Florida. It’s hard for a Bush to get under the family low-water mark.

  • Joey Ratz

    Ugh. I wrote somewhere back in the Jesse Helms threads that I thought W wasn’t as bad as Helms, as he was just a inbred dummy rather than a fiendishly evil sociopath. Well, it seems like I was completely, totally, inexcusably Douglas Feith-scale wrong. Sorry, y’all. I’ll go somewhere and bang my head against a wall for a few hours.

  • problemwithcaring

    [re=33104]Botswana Meat Commission FC[/re]: Comment of my day.

  • Canmon (the Inadequate)

    I juat noticed that the Telegraph page links to this story. The picture is priceless.

  • Mr. Poe

    Will somebody please nuke all of America?

  • Borat

    Man, Laura Bush has really gone to pot. It puts that whole book about W’s throbbing whatever and her on her knees. Do rabbits have knees?

  • Maj. Major Major Major

    After reading this, my only regret is that I don’t have a V64 Hummer so I can really make some green house gases … meh, there’s always flatulence.

  • Manofsteel

    God damn, what did Barbara Bush DO during her pregnancy? Punch herself in the stomach for nine months?

  • Accordion-o-rama

    Man, if we could sell arrogance, we could erase the national debt
    in a few weeks.

  • problemwithcaring

    ‘ Mr Bush also faced criticism at the summit after Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister, was described in the White House press pack given to journalists as one of the “most controversial leaders in the history of a country known for government corruption and vice”.

    The White House apologised for what it called “sloppy work” and said an official had simply lifted the characterisation from the internet without reading it. ‘

    The Internets strike again.

  • Borat

    [re=33345]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: OMG, a farting cow story. man, now even bush has gone to pot. amazing

  • m_supercomputer

    …I think I may have outrage fatigue, because I can’t seem to get upset about this. Or even mildly surprised. I bet this is that soft bigotry of low expectations thing he always used to talk about.

  • Mebe

    Bwahaha, when keeping it real goes wrong! Love the Chapelle shout out.

  • qwerty42

    you think “is it possible he could make a bigger fool of himself?” and you know the answer is “yes, so much more” and dread what will happen next. He is going to China for the Olympics and it is difficult to imagine how awful it could be.

  • Hooray For Anything

    But wait, there’s more! Apparently, he also tried to speak spanish to the Italian PM. Spanish/Italian– it’s all the same thing.

  • regisgoat

    My fellow Americans, our task as a nation is to make the world shit itself. If we can’t do it with weapons, we’ll do it with laughter.

  • HairyIckey

    Jesus, Idiocracy looks more like a documentary every day.

  • zhubajie

    [re=33157]AxmxZ[/re]: I figure he’ll fall off his bike, drunk, in front of a semi.

  • Mr-Clark

    Jim Newell,

    What a blatant attempt to lay the groundwork that he’s not a bad president, but mentally ill. Either way, I’m sure the other leaders of the G8 must feel sorry for us. (The average U.S. citizen.) Hell, at this point I’ll take their pity.

    Sincerely and respectfully,


  • STD_Nurse_Ratched

    Orderly get the strait jacket and alert the O.R. for a STAT prefrontal lobotomy.

    If I hear one more moron say they voted for this guy twice I’m going to need ECT.