PILLOW TALK  11:40 pm November 9, 2010

George W. Bush Told Gordon Brown He Would Have Endorsed Obama

by Jack Stuef

Natural.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]

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weejee November 9, 2010 at 11:44 pm

So Bushie endorsing Obama would have be that most jarring vision of a Shrub assuming the fetal position?

Crank_Tango November 10, 2010 at 8:25 am

Can it! Too soon!

Radiotherapy November 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Mmmm, Pickled Walnuts.

weejee November 9, 2010 at 11:56 pm

If Walnutz has picked Xtine OD instead of that snobillie grifter, would it be like Oz today, with us all singing Waltzing Broom Hilda?

obfuscator2 November 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm

this is bad news… for john mccain! retrospectively.

obfuscator2 November 9, 2010 at 11:53 pm

odie. snoopy. fuck marmaduke.

BruceLee5000 November 10, 2010 at 5:33 am

Scooby Doo is Number 1!
Homer Simpson as Poochie is a close (ironically, close) 2nd.
…j ust like John McCain!

Come here a minute November 10, 2010 at 8:51 am

Santa's Little Helper
Howard Huge

Hmm, the list goes downhill fast!

wondering where i am November 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Huckleberry Hound!!!!!!

Madam Killjoy November 9, 2010 at 11:55 pm

So the GOP told Bush to give Hopey the kiss of death by endorsing him and he somehow fucked this up too/also?

Lascauxcaveman November 10, 2010 at 1:30 am

Ha. That would be sweet, but they ditched that idea as counter-productive. You've got to remember that some 20% of 'muricans out there still think Bush was a great president. (All of whom watch Colbert and don't realize he's kidding.)

njrabit November 9, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Why does Barbara Bush a jar of an aborted fetus? For when she gets the munchies?

SexySmurf November 9, 2010 at 11:57 pm

George heard somewhere that McCain had an illegitimate black love child and just couldn't support him.

Dashboard_Jesus November 10, 2010 at 12:02 am

yup, he's DEFINITELY drinkin' agin (gawd knows I am!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKc6UMfZW6U

imissopus November 10, 2010 at 1:07 am

Christ, he can't even pour a beer without fucking it up.

Dashboard_Jesus November 10, 2010 at 11:17 pm

yeah, looks like that wasn't his 1st one of the day?!

kenlayisalive November 10, 2010 at 12:03 am

Just when you think he's gonna zig, he zags!

Fuck you George W. Bush. Seriously. I hope you die soon (of natural causes or sudden pretzel death syndrome) and it hurts. Bad. (He reads Wonkette, right?)

Beowoof November 10, 2010 at 12:25 am

Would it be wrong to wish cancer of the anus on him?

kenlayisalive November 10, 2010 at 12:31 am

That would be like wishing the cancer of the him on him.

Lascauxcaveman November 10, 2010 at 1:32 am

I hear pancreatic cancer is nice.

And by 'nice' I mean 'omigodblindinglyslowandmindbendinglyexcruciatingdeath.'

Radiotherapy November 10, 2010 at 3:27 am

And just Tylenol for the pain, OK, a little compassion here, Extra Strength Tylenol.

Extemporanus November 10, 2010 at 6:39 am
BerkeleyBear November 10, 2010 at 9:43 am

From my limited exposure to it, it's actually a fairly aggressive cancer. You want something like ALS that slowly destroys your faculties.

zhubajie November 10, 2010 at 4:21 am

I want him to die of boredom after 50+ years in prison, just like Rudolf Hess. Let Cheney be his room-mate for life.

HistoriCat November 10, 2010 at 8:59 am

"Let Cheney be his room-mate for life" – that would probably qualify as cruel and unusual punishment.

JustPixelz November 10, 2010 at 7:00 am

I assume everyone reads wonkette. There's just a kinda small number of peeps who click my thumbs-up thingy.

jim89048 November 10, 2010 at 12:04 am

Wait–does this mean Kanye West was wrong?

BerkeleyBear November 10, 2010 at 9:44 am

Nope – GWB only wanted to endorse the white half of Obama only.

EdFlintstone November 10, 2010 at 12:06 am

George you'll be waiting a looooooooooooong time before anybody will ask you for an endorsement.

DoktorZoom November 10, 2010 at 12:12 am

I need some definitions here. Are we talking animated cartoons (in which case, Droopy Poodle, Brian Griffith, and Marc Antony), or are we talking comics/magazine cartoons (Thurber's hounds, Booth's mutts, and, yeah, Snoopy)?

Christ, Jack, you don't just plunge into a discussion like this without some goddamn ground rules!

Lascauxcaveman November 10, 2010 at 1:46 am

Augie Doggie! Doggy Daddy! Deputy Dawg! Huckleberry Hound!

(You know I bet we could come up with 100 cartoon dogs if we bang our heads together a bit. ) And those are just a few of the Hanna-Barbera dogs. And perhaps Muttly was the greatest of them all.

Radiotherapy November 10, 2010 at 3:46 am

Not to mention nom de wonkettes such as Mumbly_Joe.

Plus, Rass-em-frass-em, shriggem rass-em, is my go to professional cussing.

Extemporanus November 10, 2010 at 6:47 am

Without banging anything [*sob*], I quickly came up with more than 100 cartoon dogs.

Zvi_Bleindmeis November 10, 2010 at 8:22 am

Underdog. Mr. Peabody. Santa's Little Helper. Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog. Okay, Manfred's technically not a cartoon dog.

I think this crew could make small talk with Gordon Brown just fine.

PsycWench November 10, 2010 at 6:20 am

Could Jack have meant "car tune" dogs? Because I have known many dogs to sing a tune when a car goes by.

sherriawilson November 10, 2010 at 11:50 am

Nobody mentions Joe Lieberman? Really? With those droopy jowls?

Gleem_McShineys November 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Nobody likes Lieberman, not even post-fetus-jar-stress-disorder suffering anus-people jabbering nonsense at bigwig foreigns.

OkieDokieDog November 10, 2010 at 12:13 am

Just looking at that photo brings tears to my eyes. It's such a pity that society frowned down upon their budding bromance. And the one who really suffered is the poor little fetus jar, misplaced by Jeb's Florida foster care system.

Eh – I got nothing. That pic totally grosses me out. Big time.

CZL November 10, 2010 at 12:15 am

Now that he's out of office, the drunken fratboy bro-supreme has come back out. The oppressive leash of Cheney is off and now he's pounding tequila shooters with Jenna and talking about what a frigid frostypants his other daughter has become.

zhubajie November 10, 2010 at 4:23 am

Jenna will continue the dynasty (or do I mean die nasty?)! Anyway, 3 generations of a family in the presidency is definitely a dynasty (to be followed by die nasty, perhaps, if they are wicked enough!)!

genxr November 10, 2010 at 11:07 am

Electing a third Bush to the Presidency will surely be followed by global thermonuclear war, much to everyone's relief.

LionelHutzEsq November 10, 2010 at 12:22 am

I'm starting to think it was a good thing that Dick Cheney ran the country.

bumfug November 10, 2010 at 12:25 am

G. W. Bush told Gordon Brown he would have endorsed Obama. So what? He told us there were WMDs, that torture was legal, that he wanted to catch Osama Bin Laden and that Brownie was doing a heck of a job.

Graham Cracker November 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm

And that the "Mission was Accomplished!"

slowhansolo November 10, 2010 at 12:26 am

The closest Junior gets to a redeeming trait is his persistently immense hatred of McCain.

zhubajie November 10, 2010 at 4:24 am

Maybe McCain can fly a jet better?

Beowoof November 10, 2010 at 12:27 am

It is probably fortunate for McCain that his next election is six years away and in a republican congress the screwing up will be so over the top that his constituents will forget this or be gone as most are old midwestern retirees.

BarackMyWorld November 10, 2010 at 12:37 am

This reminds me of the rumor 18 years ago about Reagan voting for Clinton.

Not as interesting as McCain nominating Palin for VP, which I liken is closer to Caligula appointing his horse to the Senate.

Worthly Wokette Skum November 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Reagan just voted for Clinton because he liked filling in all the little ovals on the ballot.

josemedinajr November 10, 2010 at 12:41 am

Bush doesn't care about black… Wait, what!?

Oh Snap, Bushizzle in da (white) house now represent!

Pragmatist2 November 10, 2010 at 12:44 am

This is nothing.
Palin endorsed the fetus.

neiltheblaze November 10, 2010 at 12:51 am

I've been overwhelmed once more, seeing this man's smug, sneering, self-satisfied puss on my TV every night for the last fucking week. It was a reminder of how much I hated this slimy motherfucker for eight solid years. His stab at ritual self-exculpatory media manipulation is just as disgusting as I imagined it would be. I hope he goes back to Dallas and sucks down a few gallons of Jim Beam and drowns in his own vomit. Traitor.

Fuck John McCain too.

Chet Kincaid November 10, 2010 at 10:59 am

It was a personal violation for me, like coming home to a burglar ransacking my world music CD collection. Ms. Kincaid came running when I yelled "GET THE FUCK OFF MY TV!!!"

Troubledog November 10, 2010 at 12:57 am

I'd rather be a dumber Terri Schiavo than a shover dairy tae-bo

loose_leaf_tea November 10, 2010 at 1:07 am

Will this finally convince that 24% of the country that loved him till the very end that he is dumber than a box of hair?

JustPixelz November 10, 2010 at 7:05 am

HEY! My hair reads wonkette ya know. And now it's insulted.

the_onceler November 10, 2010 at 10:03 am

he did specify "a box of hair" not the living part on your head!

Negropolis November 10, 2010 at 1:34 am

Here Clinton is zooming around saving cheerleaders, and thusly the world, and then you have this, and still Republicans are calling the Obama "Worst President Evah." Really, guys?

I guess retard is the new black.

BarackMyWorld November 10, 2010 at 1:37 am

There's nothing like a good sense of humor, and Dubya has nothing like a good sense of humor.

hooray4anything November 10, 2010 at 1:49 am

If this would have happened, oh to be a fly on the wall at FOX as they try to figure out who to spend all of their time attacking.

chicken_thief November 10, 2010 at 1:59 am

I am alone in wanting to know where Babs stored that god damn fetus jar? I mean, it isn't like he saw it every day. When the time was right, she just whipped it out, kind of fetus jar tasering him onto the path to the presidency. But where was it all those years before that fateful day?!

waitforsugar November 10, 2010 at 2:40 am

I see it in the china cabinet in the formal dining room. That way on holidays Barbara can easily bring it out and set it at its place.

transfatz November 10, 2010 at 2:50 am

I consulted my 8-ball and it said…

Cheney's soiled boxers
Undisclosed location keeps
Fetus jar unseen.

mrblifil November 10, 2010 at 10:30 am

According to the book, she showed it to him on the way to the hospital. He probably drove her and she had been instructed to save whatever she could, as was the custom of the day apparently? So it's sitting in her lap in a jar so as not to break, and dumbfuck asks "what's that?" To which Babs responded "SCREAMING FUCKING BLOODY MESS!!!1!! IT'S AN ABORTION!!1!!"

Now the right wing is acting all butthurt that mean lefty blogger types are suggesting she left Jarbara out on the coffee table as an ice breaker. I'm sure once she handed it over to the medical professionals they fulfilled their moral obligation by flushing the contents down the toilet for her. And this taught Dubya a valuable lesson about the sanctity of life. Funny story: to this day Babs remains pro-choice. Weird how that worked out henghhh?

chicken_thief November 10, 2010 at 11:39 am

Muchos grassyasses, mrblifil! You have my undying admiration for having the wherewithal to actually read the book. For me, it's one of those many items on the to-do list that keeps getting pushed back because I tend to while away my free time drinking…

smokefilledroommate November 10, 2010 at 2:09 am

George Dubya Bush–the 'D' is for confused.

elfgoldsackring November 10, 2010 at 2:10 am

Jarfetus + Trig 2012!

transfatz November 10, 2010 at 2:53 am

I don't think the Republicans can handle that much intellect.

transfatz November 10, 2010 at 3:08 am

George knows about parties. George likes parties. He was sad that the Obama and that really cute unicorn weren't invited to his party. Mean Dick and Karl wouldn't let him take the Obama home and keep him. Instead they wanted him to endorse his smelly old "uncle John". Well he did, but he kept straws in his nostrils all afternoon after that.

zhubajie November 10, 2010 at 4:27 am

Has anyone actually seen the memoir? Did he write it himself? Or was it "as told to" Rufus T. Firefly or somebody? Does it have lots of pictures? Maybe some pop-ups of Jim Beam bottles or Saddam Hussein or the fetus-in-a-bottle?

OhNoGuy November 10, 2010 at 9:22 am

Did he write it himself?

Do you really need an answer to that question?

zhubajie November 10, 2010 at 4:29 am

Personally, I've often wished that the entire Bush administration, including Congress, the Supreme Court and a couple dozen deserving neo-cons and televangelists, would all be trampled to death by drunken elephants. But it'll only be in an alternative universe, I fear.

Negropolis November 10, 2010 at 6:00 am

I don't know, you hop up Limbaugh on his happy pills and set him loose in a convention full of Republicans, and god only knows what may happen.

Extemporanus November 10, 2010 at 6:33 am

In the wise words of Winston Churchill's dear ol' Mum: "To jar-jar is always better than to waa-waa."

And on that [blitzed] note…

FETUS for POTUS: It's Abort Time

FETUS for POTUS: Preserve the American Dream

FETUS for POTUS: Yes, We Can!

FETUS for POTUS: Country Birth

FETUS for POTUS: Can-Passionate Conservatism

FETUS for POTUS: Leave No Child In Brine

FETUS for POTUS: Filling a Jar to the 19th Century

FETUS for POTUS: Putting Pickles First

FETUS for POTUS: A Thousand Pints of Life

FETUS for POTUS: It's Still-Borning Again in America

FETUS for POTUS: In Your Womb, You Know It's Right

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera…

Moonbat November 10, 2010 at 10:21 am

I regret that I have only one thumb to give to this post.

BornInATrailer November 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

FETUS for VPOTUS: Tippecanoe and a Dead Baby in a Jar, Also

I'm not doing this right, am I?

SudsMcKenzie November 10, 2010 at 6:40 am

So Kanye was wrong?

Zvi_Bleindmeis November 10, 2010 at 6:56 am

Dubya out-mavericks the maverick. Amazing.

JustPixelz November 10, 2010 at 7:14 am

The Repubican platform in the mid-term election was Back To Bush. Undo health care (& millions uninsured), keep the tax cuts (& corresponding deficits), deregulate financial systems, etc. If Bush would have endorsed Obama, perhaps he'll also agree his policies actually were a fucking nightmare for America.

Bluestatelibel November 10, 2010 at 7:31 am

He's one of us! Can't wait for a million wingnut heads to explode when they hear this.

x111e7thst November 10, 2010 at 7:40 am

George W (Arbusto) Bush and JarJar (Fetus) Bush do have this in common: Neither has the faintest idea what shit is dribbling from their mouth orifices at any given point.

An_Outhouse November 10, 2010 at 7:40 am

George got so good at lying that he can't stop. Sure he was going to endorse Obama. Just like he he fucked Marilyn Monroe.

finallyhappy November 10, 2010 at 7:52 am

I am endorsing the FIT personal training guy- so glad he is back !

widestanceroman November 10, 2010 at 10:27 am

Me, too. My p-ness is surging in his presence.

Pragmatist2 November 10, 2010 at 8:04 am

Hey, what if Bush endorsed Obama and the Clinton endorsed McCain!!!
Then the whole country would have gone into brain freeze and we'd have gotten our senses back.

charlesdegoal November 10, 2010 at 8:04 am

The picture clearly answers his question about sex after fifty.

Badonkadonkette November 10, 2010 at 8:08 am

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.

It's OK, everyone. Relax. This was in the primaries, when Hil was a contender. Presumably Bush thought this would ensure Obama got the nomination and thus Republicans (whoever they nominated) would be guaranteed a win in the general election, because, really, who'd vote for a black guy, heh heh heh. This is just more of Bush being an arrogant, mind-bogglingly inept idiot, except when he's being a conniving, manipulative sack of shit. So this episode just confirms and deconflicts every impression we've ever had of him.

OhNoGuy November 10, 2010 at 9:25 am

But he's no Nixon.

MarionNYNY November 10, 2010 at 8:20 am

How do you know when W. is lying?
You know the punchline.

Weenus299 November 10, 2010 at 10:37 am

when his skin cells are reproducing?

CapeClod November 10, 2010 at 8:30 am

That is still one of the strangest and most awkward photos I've ever seen. It looks like Bush had just saved McCain from a burning house.

donner_froh November 10, 2010 at 9:03 am

I am waiting for the sequel when GWB goes catatonic after discovering that his sister in a jar is actually just some condensed tomato soup, a few chicken bones and a bit of bacon grease for texture.

Mom always loved her jokes.

metamarcisf November 10, 2010 at 9:32 am

This is good news for John McCain.

DashboardBuddha November 10, 2010 at 9:37 am

Wow…when Bush throws someone under the bus, they friggin' well stay there. I bet that when Bush dies, there be some small print on the stone:

"Suck it, Walnuts"

OneYieldRegular November 10, 2010 at 10:24 am

That's nothing. If either Bush or McCain had ever asked for my endorsement, it wouldn't have stopped me from telling everyone I know in every country I've visited that both of them were worthly non-Wokette skum.

mrblifil November 10, 2010 at 10:31 am

He actually would have voted for Obama but for the fact that he was part n***er.

Weenus299 November 10, 2010 at 10:39 am

I'm still curious enough to find out what the fuck is going to be stocked in his Li-Berry.

Chet Kincaid November 10, 2010 at 10:43 am

Watching MSNBC last night, seeing Bush's idiotic face and bullshit interviews (still falling back on the lawyers about torture? FUCK YOU!!) and book-humping non-answers, I actually screamed bloody abuse at my TV, and it takes a lot for Mild-Mannered Chet to go off like that. I didn't even feel that way about Tricky Dick's rehab tours. The shit Bush fucked up is much, much worse.

Gorillionaire November 10, 2010 at 11:00 am

Thousands and thousands of dead Iraqi children and and our country left in shambles and this sack of shit is getting a grande tour of US cable TV chat shows.

genxr November 10, 2010 at 11:07 am

Sure he said so, but did we have to send thousands of troops into a foreign country looking for that endorsement?

hagajim November 10, 2010 at 11:34 am

I find it interesting that W felt Kanye saying he didn't care about black people meant he was a racist….it doesn't – it just means that Georgie doesn't care about shit – but himself. He couldn't even help his own party out by endorsing the Muslin for hell sakes.

SaintRond November 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm

His mom made him kiss the damn thing and he became a split personality, just like Sybil – a Stuttering Prick Personality, a Miserable Cocksucker Personality, a Drunk Asshole Personality, a Spoiled Cheerleader Personality, Unpleasant Moron Personality, Obsequious Cheese Dick Personality, the Texas Jerkoff Personality and the Shit Eater.

It'd make a great movie. I'm sorry Oliver Stone didn't have this information before he made "W."

DahBoner November 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

ISYABTFBIOTBG http://goo.gl/xlmLY

Extemporanus November 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm

That's weird — it isn't for me, and I hate myself way more than I hate you.

Hmm…perhaps you're not up to date on your shots?

MinAgain November 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm

**shrug** Even a blind hog finds an acorn every once in a while.

Tundra Grifter November 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm

That photo is the worst hug since Richard Nixon hugged Sammy Davis, Jr.

JackObin November 10, 2010 at 8:49 pm

"George Bush wrote a book" is as believable as "Pugsly Limbaugh ran a marathon".

StillGoinGreen November 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

I didn't even have to click it! I just wept – as I molded some pottery in my mind.

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