Douchebags of the Day

Barbara Bush HospitalizedGeorge H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush:

George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush won’t attend Ted Kennedy’s funeral tomorrow, the AP reports. All of the living presidents had been expected at the senator’s service in Boston, but the 85-year-old Bush changed his mind after learning his son would be among the mourners, a rep says. Bush [43] will “amply and well represent” the family, the spokesman says.

The only thing W “well represents” is his own disgusting legacy. We’re reminded of that every time he surfaces.

Interestingly, the Bushes were nearly edged out by this man.


W’s smirk should adequately represent the whole clan’s disdain for a wealthy person who would betray his class by fighting for the poors. If I were one of the family, I’d be relieved there were two fewer Bushes to whom I had to force myself to be civil.

I would have accepted “I’m 85 and travel’s a fucking bitch.”

Hey, if you played golf a couple of days after your daughter died from leukemia then life or a celebration of such don’t really mean much.

@nojo: Make it hard to explain this. Better would be “Hey, I’ve been around Jr. for more than fifty fucking years, you guys only had him for eight, give me a fucking break!”

But srsly, since when does sending your son to a funeral count as good manners in Connecticut/Maine society? It’s not like it was Uncle Floyd.

@ManchuCandidate: Actually, they played golf the next day.
Side note: Robin Bush’s pediatrician in Midland, Dr. Dorthy Wyvell, was my pediatrician as well. Dr. Wyvell used to give my Mother John Birch Society Tracts and a copy of “None Dare Call It Treason.”

@The Nabisco Quiver: They held a raffle to see who could push Poppy out the door.

4 out of 5 doctors sez Communism is Bad For Your Health

@nojo: They added surgical tubing to his colostomy bag so it would make a comical *boing* sound when he hit 8,000 feet.

ADD: @ManchuCandidate: This free clinic breeds Bolshevism!

@The Nabisco Quiver: I’m sure they still see the Kennedys as Irish Catholic trash. Hell, you could send a younger son to something like that.

I dunno. Seems kinda like a public service to me.

But then again my will specifies that my funeral will have a velvet rope line, a bouncer and an entry list that will leave most of my family on the sidewalk so I may not be the one to ask….

/TJ Sigh, somebody’s gotta nominate Rex Rammell as douchebag of the day so it might as well be me. And why is the man running for governor? Because Idaho Fish & Game killed his elk. Among the things that disgust me are “hunting” operations like that and, well, Republican politicians from southern Idaho. (Disclaimer: my dad never taught me how to hunt in the mountains of Idaho; however, he did show where the good used bookstores were in Spokane.)

@Mistress Cynica: I am hoping W shows up shitfaced, makes a crack about Kopechne or some lame Irish joke and ends up being stomped to death by the clan Kennedy.

I have never seen an in depth discussion of why Poppy jumps from planes. I say he is assuaging his guilt associated with his first jump, while others say he just likes to jump.

Am I the only one alive who has never heard of this person.

@blogenfreude: Thanks for dragging her into my life. Ignorance really is bliss. I’d never heard of her but can only imagine she now has a show in development for Comedy Central.

PS. Were you ashamed she was on a Mac? I was.

@Jesuswalksinidaho: I was hunting for mule deer with my dad one time in the ancestral homelands in northern New Mexico. After tromping around for a day in the dry pinon/juniper country, he suggested we head out for a cooler place higher up the next day. I told him that I read that the dope harvest was on in that area and that we should probably stay out of there for the time being. That might have been the last day we went out together. Son of RML is my squirrel spotter, although he does not care for big game hunting. Elk is his favorite meat, however.

@Jamie Sommers: Someone sent it to me, and I thought I was the only person alive who had not seen her. Apparently she does a good Sarah Palin.

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