16 June 2006

The Empire Strikes Back

Darth Doofus makes a surprise visit to Iraq.

Nuri al-Maliki: “Lord Doofus, this is an unexpected
pleasure. We are honored by your presence--”

Darth Doofus: “You may dispense with the pleasantries,
Prime Minister. I’m here to put you back on schedule.”

There’s nothing like a super-secret photo-op to get the
ol’ swagger back. And now that Bush is home and fully
recovered from his 8-minute helicopter ride in searing
, the commander-in-chief is ready to kick ass and
take names -- starting with that shady-looking guy in
the front row.

Eric Boehlert writes:

If you've only read about Bush's foot-in-the-mouth
moment, do yourself a favor and go watch the clip.
Because it's the only way to really appreciate the
extraordinary, can-you-believe-this-guy contempt
Bush flashed for Peter Wallsten, as the President
of the United States took extended moments from
a press conference to break the balls of a legally
blind reporter for wearing shades. (Bush was
clueless about the eye condition at the time.)
Thanks to recent giddy press coverage, Bush thinks
he's riding high at 38 percent in the polls -- a
plateau any other modern day president would be
ashamed to claim -- which explains the return of
The Swagger.