That whole Barbara Bush fetus jar thing from yesterday really screwed up her son’s mind, so much so that in 2008, during the buildup to the general election, he told former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and a group of dignitaries he would have endorsed Barack Obama if Obama’s people had asked him. And that he “probably won’t even vote for” McCain. Is this because Bush was mad at McCain for having the GALL to compete for the Republican nomination in 2000? Or is it because the man’s mental capacities were permanently damaged by the trauma of his mother having shoved that fetus jar in his face — and the years of subsequent alcohol addiction — and was genuinely confused to which party he belonged?
Endorse Obama? Cue dumbfounded look from British officials, followed by some awkward remarks about the Washington weather. Even Gordon Brown’s poker face gave way to a flash of astonishment.
It’s always awkward when foreign visitors have a better understanding of U.S. politics than the president of the United States. And also when that dude will just say anything that pops into his head, even if it’s about, say, a list of his 100 all-time favorite cartoon dogs.
So if Bush had endorsed Obama, would it have rendered McCain’s campaign dead in the water, because Bush was the sitting president and ostensible leader of his party? Or would it have ruined Obama? Neither. The shock of the rumored endorsement would have caused Barbara Bush to miscarry yet another (this time dusty and moldy) fetus, the sight of which (in yet another jar) would have turned her son into a Terri Schiavo. A dumber Terri Schiavo. [FT]