THE OLD WARRIOR'S ITHACA  7:12 pm October 28, 2010

Oh, and Bush Now Spends His Days Playing Board Games For Hours

by Jack Stuef

Bush’s final Decision Point of his charmed life:

The former first lady added the ex-president’s favorite app is Scrabble.

“Scrabble is the one that George now seems to be playing constantly,” she said. “Like, I’m trying to get his attention; ‘I’m still here.’”

As for Mrs. Bush, she doesn’t have an iPad but says she is hoping to get one on her upcoming birthday.

One of these days, he’s going to put a word on there that’s worth more than six points. One of these days.

(“TORTURE” is worth eight before bonuses.) [CNN]

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Bluestatelibel October 28, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Wow, kind of sad, but glad to see karma still working great.

kenlayisalive October 28, 2010 at 9:48 pm

I don't know. I think karma would be Iraq invading Texas, finding George playing scrabble in his spider hole, and then hanging him.

chascates October 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm


Jukesgrrl October 29, 2010 at 12:01 am

12 points. He's into double digits. Give him a pretzel.

Trinket October 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I thought you had to be able to spell to play Scrabble.

JustPixelz October 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm

you only need to spell if you limit yourself to just the words elites use. but dubya is our special president who refudiates those rules. "Don't Hasbro me bro!'

edgydrifter October 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Scrabble with Bush must be loads of fun.
"Uh, Mr. President, I'm pretty sure 'gorklanx' isn't a word."
"Screw you, Poindexter. I'm the decider, and I decideded it is!"

OkieDokieDog October 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Mission Accckkkomplished… if he chokes on a Mesican tortilla chip while Scrabble apping.

Edit because I was eating while doing this. It's hard work, you know.

Come here a minute October 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Big dumb American ape.

Badonkadonkette October 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm

You know what's funny? Every time I see Dick Cheney, I think, "Quijibo on the loose!"

bumfug October 28, 2010 at 8:00 pm

"Is 'Z-Q-I-U' a word? Why should I look it up, you were the librarian!"

Banelm October 28, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Scrabble? I was expecting him to be more into "Risk" or "Monopoly" or "Hang-Man".
Or Hungry Hungry Hippos, actually.

LibrulEleet October 28, 2010 at 8:50 pm


Sue4466 October 28, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Chutes and Ladders.

TheJasonAlexanderFanClub October 29, 2010 at 12:25 am

Connect Two.

Come here a minute October 28, 2010 at 8:09 pm

This entire blog can be shipped to Afghanistan, no one has lost any

[Are we really that lame that it takes this long to keep a meme going for ONE post?]

KathrynSane October 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm

As if I needed a reason to hate this man any more, I think Bush just ruined my beloved Scrabble. I'll never be able to play again without seeing his beady-eyed monkeyface. YOU STUPID PIGFUCKER.

Zvi_Bleindmeis October 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm
imissopus October 28, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Makes sense, since he seemed to think his foreign policy was basically a giant game of Risk.

dr_giraud October 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I'm remembering the Bush years as more Chutes and Ladders. Nothing was complex, and we were always going down one Goddamned chute or another.

Lucidamente1 October 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm

"Heh-heh, hey Laura, didya know that Iraq and Iran begin with the same three letters, heh-heh, well, didya?"

ingloriousbytch October 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I can just see him now sitting in the day room playing a board game, eating the rice pudding offered to him. As tears fill his eyes he says…

"You know what, Hoke? You're my best friend."

"My name isn't Hoke, Mr. President. It's Condaleeza,"

SayItWithWookies October 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Okay, by hearsay he reads Camus and spends his spare time playing Scrabble. And in reality he thinks tax cuts increase federal revenue, that information doesn't work against you if you never find out about it, that saying you're ready to react to a monster-sized hurricane is more important than being ready, that if you invade a cobbled-together nation held together only by an iron-fisted dictator and remove said person from power that a peace-loving and enlightened democracy will emerge fully-functioning from the very sands of the desert, and that it'll be generations before history is able to accurately judge the quality of his administration. It's a tough call, but I'll bet the real George Dubya Bush lies somewhere in the middle.

MissTaken October 29, 2010 at 12:15 am

Like, I’m trying to get his attention; ‘I’m still here.

Like, when did Laura like, you know, start talking like a teeny-bopper?

Negropolis October 29, 2010 at 1:50 am

"Scrabble with Bush" is Mitch Albom's next novel, isn't it?

Barrelhse October 29, 2010 at 10:22 am

He should try "Yahtzee!;" it involves a little thought, but nothing like trying to make words that are more than four letters in length and spelled correctly. Mostly, it's more about rolling the dice and hoping for the best- things George can relate to.

HuddledMass October 29, 2010 at 11:09 am

Candyland, I would have guessed….

HistoriCat October 29, 2010 at 11:24 am

I'm assuming this is the computerized version of the game. Where you can get hints. It's easy to play a good game of Scrabble if you let the machine help you out.

On the plus side, maybe he'll improve his vocabulary.

memzilla October 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm

The board game he should be playing is "Sorry."

johnnymeatworth October 29, 2010 at 12:30 pm

How do you spell "dangerously unqualified?"

carlgt1 October 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm

"Laura, is "KKK" a word?"

EdFlintstone October 29, 2010 at 3:50 pm

FUCK YOU LAURA! Misrefudiate is too a word!!!! Calm down George.

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