IMPORTANT TRANSITIONS OF STATE POWER  2:27 pm November 10, 2008

Terribly Awkward Obama-Bush Meeting Underway

by Jim Newell

OMFG THEY’RE TALKING THEY’RE TALKING WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT??? [YouTube]

 

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cal November 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Not loving Michelle’s dress this time, either.

Discuss.

Servo November 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm

He’s measuring the drapes.

joezoo November 10, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Shame on him, sitting down with dangerous rogue leaders without preconditions and all…

What’s that? That jokes already been made a thousand times? Great apologies.

Delicious November 10, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Obama is showing Bush the finer points of making a blunt.

TeddyS November 10, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Good lord. They brought them in the back door.

Flying Monkey November 10, 2008 at 2:34 pm

Laura is pulling Michelle aside and asking her if it’s true what they say about black men.

Borat November 10, 2008 at 2:35 pm

Is it really necessary to have a different phone number for McCain and also Other??

I would rather see the phone numbers be something like “Human” or “Subhuman”. Or “Normal” versus “Freak”. Other ideas for how Cspan can save money?

SelfDeprecatingFed November 10, 2008 at 2:35 pm

I can’t wait until the ceremonnial handing over of the “Magic 8-ball of executive decision making.”

It only has 3 responses:

1) War
2) Bailout
3) F*ck it dude… let’s go bowling.

facehead November 10, 2008 at 2:35 pm

I went into the future to bring back the video of the meeting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEEHZdxkOfo&feature=related

choinski November 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Bush is showing of the Pretzel cabinet (under lock and key since 2001)

Sarah Palin (vp@whitehouse.gov) November 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Think Laura is gonna show Michelle the Medicine cabinet?

Also

-SP

ph7 November 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm

[re=172173]Servo[/re]: Thank God we’re not having to speculate whether Cindy’s carpet matches her drapes.

jagorev November 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Barry patted Bush on the back? Well, that’s going to be a tough spot to squirt the hand sanitizer.

Schadenfried November 10, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Good God, not the call-ins. I saw a few minutes of it after the election day smoke cleared. The McCain voters did not disappoint. One woman said that the public demand that his birth certificate be released because she’s not convinced that he was born in the US.

mattbolt November 10, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Oh man, Heart Surgery Chick got shut out, COLD.

Heart Surgery Chick: And I wanted so badly to walk into that poll and I did and-
CSPAN Talk-jockey: Yeah, yeah, shutup for a minute lady, they’re HERE OH MY GOD LET’S WATCH
Heart Surgery Chick: Oh, thanks!

Sussemilch November 10, 2008 at 2:38 pm

“Heh, down that way’s the bowling alley, and I’m guessing you won’t be using that, unless you’ve been getting lessons or someptin, he he *snort*”

“That reminds me Mr. President, I brought you a copy of my book, but I’m guessing you won’t be reading it, unless you’ve been getting lessons or something.”

dano November 10, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Right now Bush is stumbling around holding a half empty bottle of bourbon and trying not to puke on Barry & co.

Schadenfried November 10, 2008 at 2:38 pm

[re=172184]Borat[/re]: One guy called in on election night and said he voted for Cynthia McKinney.

I do like the Human and Subhuman idea.

sezme November 10, 2008 at 2:40 pm

OMG!! 25 caucasians voted for Obama!

somelegalbitch November 10, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Laura Bush’s thoughts: Why is that black lady touching me?

Doglessliberal November 10, 2008 at 2:40 pm

[re=172172]cal[/re]: no? The red one? I think she looks stunning. It flatters her both with color and cut. She looks Amazonian in a good way.

Cogito Ergo Bibo November 10, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Bush is explaining why Cheney has all the secret codes, but he doesn’t. And where he keeps all the good porn.

MathewBrooks November 10, 2008 at 2:41 pm

I love how when they pose for photos they’re all staring directly into the Sun.

Itsjustme November 10, 2008 at 2:41 pm

[re=172172]cal[/re]: Next to Frumpetta Bush, she looks stunning.

illnoise November 10, 2008 at 2:41 pm

Michelle could beat down anyone there. MMmmamazon.

D’ya think they called each other to decide on tie color?

Bb.

Monkey November 10, 2008 at 2:41 pm

The Bushes are showing them the secret eavesdropping console that allows them to watch the white house staff making sexy in the stairwells.

Uncle Al November 10, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Wow for once Bush isn’t all touchy feely. He looks pissed off. Maybe someone told him about Barry saying a zillion times that McCain should lose because he’s just like Bush.

Warms my heart to think Bush is feeling bad about something.

WIDTAP November 10, 2008 at 2:42 pm

$10 bucks says Obama challenges W to a little one-on-one when the get to the hoops out back.

mattbolt November 10, 2008 at 2:42 pm

[re=172192]ph7[/re]: As if rich ladies even have carpets

MathewBrooks November 10, 2008 at 2:42 pm

[re=172181]TeddyS[/re]: Yes, you’re right, but technically i think its called the South Portico.

Itsjustme November 10, 2008 at 2:43 pm

I hope they locked Barney up.

dano November 10, 2008 at 2:43 pm

[re=172195]Schadenfried[/re]: “One woman said that the public demand that his birth certificate be released because she’s not convinced that he was born in the US.”

I’ve heard people say that as well. It takes about 30 seconds to find the document in question on the googles.

http://fightthesmears.com/articles/5/birthcertificate

schvitzatura November 10, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Laura is either wigged out by M. Obama’s Nancy Reagan red dress or looking at her own fish white arms…

sezme November 10, 2008 at 2:44 pm

[re=172187]facehead[/re]: And then they had tea, served by Eugene the butler.

Cogito Ergo Bibo November 10, 2008 at 2:45 pm

BTW, my BFF Barry just emailed to ask me for $30. Apparently the DNC is a little tapped out after that election thing, but they’d be happy to send me REALLY ugly “victory” T-shirt if I send Barry the money.

Wonder if the “loser” T-shirt in McCrankypantsland is any better.

Servo November 10, 2008 at 2:45 pm

[re=172192]ph7[/re]:
For Cindy, the concern is not the color as much as the condition. She might give McCorpse turf toe.

jagorev November 10, 2008 at 2:46 pm

[re=172212]Uncle Al[/re]: I think it’s the sun. They’re all squinting.

MargeSimpsonsBlackFriend November 10, 2008 at 2:46 pm

[re=172172]cal[/re]: I rather like her dress – it’s simple and bright. Holy smokes she is tall.

Sussemilch November 10, 2008 at 2:46 pm

[re=172216]Itsjustme[/re]: Maybe that will be one of Bush’s holdover appointments. Gates, Bernanke, and Barney.

MathewBrooks November 10, 2008 at 2:47 pm

[re=172214]mattbolt[/re]: Are you claiming its wall to wall tile?

OffTheRecord November 10, 2008 at 2:47 pm

[re=172209]Itsjustme[/re]: Seriously. Michelle is pretty smoking hot. You don’t really notice it when she is standing next to Obama because they have equal levels of hotness.

Monkey November 10, 2008 at 2:48 pm

[re=172221]Cogito Ergo Bibo[/re]: They can borrow money from the Obama campaign’s hoard.

Doglessliberal November 10, 2008 at 2:49 pm

[re=172227]MargeSimpsonsBlackFriend[/re]: she combines classic and flattering with a little bit of spark, unlike the series of pantsuited bland carbon copies we have seen with no personal style whatsoever.

OKLAHOMAjesus? November 10, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Oh shizzzz, Obama is going to get the DIAMONDS from the secret underground tunnel! I knew South Park was on to something

cal November 10, 2008 at 2:50 pm

[re=172206]Doglessliberal[/re]: Shh, we don’t want anyone thinking she’s an Amazonian terrorist.

4tehlulz November 10, 2008 at 2:50 pm

[re=172238]OKLAHOMAjesus?[/re]: Real diamonds or whore diamonds?

Deepthroat November 10, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Badonkadonk! Do you think Barry got to tap that someplace uncomfortable after election night? You know, like the back of a volkswagon?

OKLAHOMAjesus? November 10, 2008 at 2:53 pm

[re=172241]4tehlulz[/re]: I think the blood diamonds?

ph7 November 10, 2008 at 2:55 pm
druranium November 10, 2008 at 2:55 pm

It will be refreshing on many levels to have president barry in the white house. For one, a president who doesn’t walk around with his arms puffed out away from his body in attempts to look like a tough guy.

MarSF November 10, 2008 at 2:55 pm

[re=172172]cal[/re]: I like the dress! Michelle Obama is hot. I also love the fact that she is taller than George. Looking at these photos, I almost feel sorry for him.

Well, maybe not.

NotthatLC November 10, 2008 at 2:55 pm

LOVE Michelle’s dress. In a kind of must-have sort of way.
Has Bush gotten shorter over the years?

Sire Says November 10, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Well, I wonder what their “good brides” had to say to each other.

grendel November 10, 2008 at 2:56 pm

[re=172185]SelfDeprecatingFed[/re]: I think you’ve forgotten Barry’s Excellent Bowling Adventure. He will NOT be going bowling.

NoWireHangers November 10, 2008 at 2:56 pm

I love how Laura subtly goes to check out Michelle’s dress at :16. Yeah, she looks better than you in couture, bitch. Get used to it. Hahaahaha!

Dreamer November 10, 2008 at 2:56 pm

I thought we were way passed making black people enter establishments from the back door.

Come here a minute November 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Where’s the damn PURELL!?!?!?!?

Doglessliberal November 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm

[re=172249]ph7[/re]: Shrub looks as if he is not understanding a word that is said to him.

longjohnson November 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Michelle looks like she has a good three to four feet between the bottom of her breasts and her va jah jah

jagorev November 10, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Personally, I’m happy that we have a first lady whose dress is actually brighter than the sun.

emberglance November 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm

These moments are all about the arm round the back. Bush was taught early on to put his arm round anyone important from Foreignland to show that he’s King Monkey. This time, he passively lets the incoming alpha male dominate him with the arm round the back. Now the elder male must resign himself to watching from the sidelines and picking fleas from his partners fleece.

Kwame' November 10, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Waiting for the news of how this is going is almost as agonizing as waiting for America’s puppies to wake up again.
http://buzzfeed.com/jonah/shiba-puppies-live-video

Deepthroat November 10, 2008 at 3:03 pm

AWWWWWWWWW

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/10/obama-parenting-pda-slide_n_142625.html

But seriously, when did the Huffpost turn into TMZ?

druranium November 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm

[re=172249]ph7[/re]: Must add the lolprez:
I’M IN YUR WHITEHOUZE
REVERSIN’ YUR POLICEEEES

Also, yes Michelle is smart, hot, and wears sexy dresses. But you must respect her! Respect her, you cretins!

Serolf Divad November 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm

You’re looking at America’s first black president and the man who made it all possible.

sanantonerose November 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm

WHEW! That dress is RED.

Lionel Hutz Esq. November 10, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Part of the actual transcript of the meeting has been released:

Bush: Don’t worry about anything. This job is really easy. The Vice President makes all of the decisions and you just have to pretend you understand them.

Obama: Sure. So is this the room where you choked on the pretzel?

Bush: Hehehe… Yep. All the damn dogs did was stare at me and lick my face. Thankfully the secret service gives me this Medic-Alert necklace whenever I’m eating snack food.

jagorev November 10, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Bring back prima nocte!

Hostile Michigander November 10, 2008 at 3:07 pm

[re=172184]Borat[/re]: When Sarah Palin becomes a White Oprah, her call-in lines will be labeled “Real American” and “Socialist America.”

Citizen Kang November 10, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Bush is telling Obama where the Area 51 aliens have been chillaxing for the last 60 years.

Schadenfried November 10, 2008 at 3:09 pm

HA! The good Mrs. Obama is taller than both Bushes.

Theme songs: Jack of Spades by KRS1 for Hopey, Brickhouse by the Commedores for Michelle. Everyone’s happy…okay, just me, but still…also…

jagorev November 10, 2008 at 3:10 pm

[re=172268]Deepthroat[/re]: Cute, but those pictures made me sad as I thought of what Malia (in particular) will have to put up with over the next 8 years. She’ll be going through her awkward years in front of all of us, including turds like Perez Hilton and Rush Limbaugh.

HomoElectus November 10, 2008 at 3:11 pm

did anyone else notice that the two pairs wore similar outfits (red dresses for the ladies, dark suits w/ blue ties for the dudes) only the obamas were WAY HOTTER? and then laura bush looked down at her dress and though, “i’m so hopelessly inadequate… maybe i should just kill myself.” i <3 democracy.

sati demise November 10, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Michelle, hot color, hot dress. Her lively choices are refreshing.

Hope they visit the WH plaque commemorating the Clinton/Lewinski treaties.

qwerty42 November 10, 2008 at 3:12 pm

[re=172195]Schadenfried[/re]: are they still on that birth certificate thing? Jeeze, they are just dumbasses.

Miller November 10, 2008 at 3:14 pm

So what’s the over/under on how many times Bush gets distracted by a shiny object during Obama’s complex, 13-step black guy hand shake? Can we bet on the number of cracker crumbs that’ll be spit out of G-Dub’s mouth while he’s talking too?

http://thesebastards.blogspot.com/

NoWireHangers November 10, 2008 at 3:15 pm

[re=172268]Deepthroat[/re]: The HuffPo slideshows get me through my day. I’m obsessed with them. I coo and cry through them. I forward them to friends. I love them.

Lionel Hutz Esq. November 10, 2008 at 3:15 pm

[re=172273]Serolf Divad[/re]: You know, once the White House goes black, it will never go back.

4tehlulz November 10, 2008 at 3:17 pm

[re=172287]jagorev[/re]: Oh don’t worry. I’m sure that WALNUTS will come up with some nice, lighthearted jokes about them like he did for Chelsea.

MargeSimpsonsBlackFriend November 10, 2008 at 3:19 pm

[re=172292]sati demise[/re]; [re=172237]Doglessliberal[/re]: I find her style very refreshing. The pantsuits favored by women in the political spotlight make my eyes hurt.

[re=172289]HomoElectus[/re]: Laura is the only decent thing about W. Seriously. She seems like a classy lady but I bet she knows how to tell people how to fuck off in no uncertain terms.

AnnieGetYourFun November 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm

[re=172256]Dreamer[/re]: The President misunderstood when Laura admitted that she would love to have Barack Hussein Obama enter through her backdoor, is my guess.

Kwame' November 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Both Laura and Barack are dying for a smoke. I would love a shot of them smoking outside by a back door like lowly office workers are now forced to do.

NoWireHangers November 10, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Wow, it’s like World’s Worst and World’s Best side-by-side.

Lionel Hutz Esq. November 10, 2008 at 3:25 pm

[re=172212]Uncle Al[/re]: Bush is just upset that Obama didn’t like his nickname of “Darkie.”

Sixleaf November 10, 2008 at 3:31 pm

I’m tired of talking about Michelle’s clothes.

Instead can we talk about her mother moving into the White House?

somelegalbitch November 10, 2008 at 3:33 pm

[re=172195]Schadenfried[/re]: Yeah that one is my favorite. Like the gov doesn’t check that sort of thing before they let you be president.

monty November 10, 2008 at 3:37 pm

i hope they counted the sliverware before they left

problemwithcaring November 10, 2008 at 3:38 pm

[re=172287]jagorev[/re]: I am not convinced. Did you see Obama’s middle school pics from Hawaii? Hotness. These kids may just have better genes than the wide-mouth toad, er, Chelsea – did.

problemwithcaring November 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm

[re=172317]Sixleaf[/re]: This is going to be a long 8 years for you…

S.Luggo November 10, 2008 at 3:52 pm

My. In the middle of the world’s worst finance crisis since the Great Depression, SOMEONE has managed to get himself a velly velly nice tan. http://images.publicradio.org/content/2008/11/10/20081110_obamabush_33.jpg Palin’s solar sled has not gone unused.

S.Luggo November 10, 2008 at 3:55 pm

[re=172292]sati demise[/re]: I thought that Michelle worn that dress only to Comintern meetings.

Don’t wear it out, babe.

brighidg November 10, 2008 at 4:01 pm

[re=172317]Sixleaf[/re]: Her mom’s not moving in, last I heard. And if she were, so what? Not the first time a First Grandma has lived in the White House and it’ll probably be cheaper than paying for a nanny for the girls.

Itsjustme November 10, 2008 at 4:01 pm

[re=172209]Itsjustme[/re]: OMG! Don’t get me wrong. Even as a straight female, I think Michelle is a Red Hot First Lady, or any Lady for that matter.

Canuck13652 November 10, 2008 at 4:21 pm

[re=172221]Cogito Ergo Bibo[/re]: Actually (being a gay californian) I would rather a T-Shirt that says “I donated to and voted for Obama and all I got was this crappy t-shirt. . . .And my rights taken away.”

sezme November 10, 2008 at 4:37 pm

[re=172258]Doglessliberal[/re]: But Laura is all like “Maybe I can help; I speak jive!”

PortlandSmartAss November 10, 2008 at 4:43 pm

[re=172218]schvitzatura[/re]: No, Laura’s looking down at her watch. See, the Obamas were 12 minutes early (according to the post-photo commentary), so undoubtedly Laura’s saying “god-dammit, they’re twelve minutes early today, but we sure as hell won’t be giving up these digs until January 20th, so JUST BACK OFF.” Amazing how much a glance can say.

Bob Hopeless November 10, 2008 at 5:11 pm

[re=172312]NoWireHangers[/re]: I was thinking it was the world’s most popular person meeting the world’s least popular person. Do you think some sort of time-space anomaly opened up and released a truckload of Dr Who’s when they shook hands?

Matowynn November 10, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Michelle has legs for days!

d4g33z November 10, 2008 at 6:04 pm

All I haz to say is:

“WHERE’S THE LOVE?”

All I care is about is what Reggie’s up to. And you are not. Covering. The story.

Thanks.

InKnockYouUs November 10, 2008 at 9:17 pm

[re=172345]S.Luggo[/re]: Why does that pic look photoshopped?

AngelaB November 10, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Black people arriving early? OMG no!

the invisible woman November 11, 2008 at 12:59 am

[re=172181]TeddyS[/re]: They sure fucking did. Well, he’ll be walking in the front door in January.

I’m totally fascinated by political touching; who touches who first and where and how and what it means about power. Barry always tries to touch first, and so did Bill Clinton. The craziest thing was when he met and touched Joe the Plumber, Joe freaked out and kind of jumped back. That was a sign that something strange was going on. There are some white people who won’t touch black people at all so there’s a whole other layer of meaning. Barry had that happen in a restaurant in the south where the woman who called him a name wouldn’t shake his hand. It’s such a good racism test, but now that Barry will be the most powerful person in the world, what will it all mean??? I’m obsessing about this now because the election is over and I need something else Barry-related to fixate on.

TGY November 11, 2008 at 3:47 am

It’s nice of Barry to give THE MOST UNPOPULAR PRESIDENT IN HISTORY (seriously, his disapproval rating is 76%) some good press.

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