Reblogging for reasons: (1) G.W. Bush being a stooge, and (2) gotta represent for real Longhorns. The stooge never attended UT.
“Eight years was awesome and I was famous and I was powerful.”
Will Ferrell is officially allowed to retire; George Walker Bush now ad-libs self-caricature at a level of sharpened, terse, crystalized wit that even the most practiced comic or impersonator could only hope to channel. (The only thing that was perhaps missing from this impressively formulated one-liner was Bush labelling his presidency as “extreeeeemme.”)
In other news, what the fuck is up with that hand sign?
[U.S. President Barack] Obama has presided over a massive expansion of secret surveillance of American citizens by the National Security Agency. He has launched a ferocious and unprecedented crackdown on whistleblowers. He has made more government documents classified than any previous president. He has broken his promise to close down the controversial Guantánamo Bay prison and pressed on with prosecutions via secretive military tribunals, rather than civilian courts. He has preserved CIA renditions. He has tried to grab broad new powers on what defines a terrorist or a terrorist supporter and what can be done with them, often without recourse to legal process. The sheer scope and breadth of Obama’s national security policy has stunned even fervent Bush supporters and members of the Washington DC establishment.
Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics… Again, I don’t understand the benefit. What is Romney seeking?
There’s nothing frightening about [Romney] being a Mormon to me. Apparently some in the Republican Party’s evangelical base think otherwise… You can’t cherry pick the worst aspects of a religion and hold a person responsible for it… It’s not like Mitt Romney will pursue policies that are unfair to black people because he’s a Mormon. He’ll do that because he’s a Republican.
April 12, 1945: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Pictured: President Franklin Roosevelt listens to a speech during the annual Jackson Day fundraising dinner in Washington, DC. Originally published in the January 24, 1938, issue of LIFE.
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