WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 – Former-president George W. Bush went back to the White House for the unveiling of his and Laura’s portraits. After all the smack-talking that Obama had done for almost 4 years on “inheriting Bush’s mess,” Bush might have wanted to wait on Romney’s presidency to get his unveiling.
However, after seeing Bush with Obama in a short video clip leading up to the main event, I understood exactly why Bush decided to go back to the White House.
To put it in the vernacular, “Bush owned the joint!”
Bush was comfortable as he walked on the porch leading into one of the anterooms. He truly looked like the lord of the manor, there to check up on his new tenant. It was amazing to watch the two of them walking side by side, Bush looking like he had just returned home from a big-game hunting trip or something equally regal.
He waved at onlookers between the big pillars, likely thinking “Did you miss me?”
Walking beside him was Barry, talking and gesturing with his hands like he was making excuses for the stains Bush was about to see on the carpet or the holes in the walls.
“Don’t worry Dad, I’ll pay for the damages,” Obama appeared to be saying. He truly looked like a teen whose parents were about to discover than he’d had a party at their house, while they were gone.
He sort of reminded me of the kibbles and bits commercial, where Obama is the Jack Russell terrier that jumps back and forth over the bulldog’s back, as the bulldog completely ignores him. Such was Bush the bulldog; on a mission and completely uninterested in Obama’s contrivances.
Bush had a swagger. His walk exuded confidence, like he still had a key to the joint and the combination to the alarm and the safe. Obama, on the other hand, apparently had left his swagger at his last “black” event. He lacked confidence in carriage and continence; he didn’t showcase his usual pimp walk, the gangly strut that endears him to so many racist liberals, those who see blacks as caricatures of ‘60s blaxploitation films.
To his sort, Obama is Superfly, just without the big ‘fro, the bell-bottom jeans and colorful nylon silk-look shirt, but he has the black walk. To that lost generation of hippies and malcontents, that walk represents “blackness,” ergo “coolness.” Any of them watching had to wonder of Obama, “Who are you and what have you done with Barack!?”
But there he was, in that empty Italian suit, resembling a flunky more than the head of state as he walked alongside Bush.
At the event itself, I couldn’t help but wonder what the audience will look like when the Obama’s portraits are unveiled. Obama didn’t have any family at his election, so we can’t expect any changes. He certainly won’t have any problem filling the room with tax-dodgers, since his cabinet and other appointees will be invited.
Time for Speeches:
In his speech honoring Bush, Obama actually referred to the first president as, “Uh, George Washington.” Did he really have to think about it?
And of course what Obama campaign stump speech would be complete without reminding us that his job was made that much more difficult, because of today’s White House honoree. There apparently is still room under the bus.
You’ve probably already guessed that he managed a nice segue into his killing of Osama Bin Laden, thanking Bush for leaving the extra weapons behind.
Obama actually tried to sound magnanimous to the Bushes, which only goes to show that he is willing to do ANYTHING to get elected. My greatest pleasure about this day is that the Obamas will be forced to see the portrait of the Bush’s for the remainder of their “residency.”
It was Bush’s turn at the podium. As he spoke, he quipped that during the burning of the White House years ago, Dolly Madison saved George W(ashington)’s portrait, and he asked that Michelle Obama do the same. Low-fat chance of that, sir.
Bush said that he had the privilege to introduce the best first lady ever, then promptly apologized to his mother. He went on to call the tenures of his wife and his father’s wife a tie. Laura was her usual gracious self, and she turned the microphone over to Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama thanked the Bush’s for their warmth and grace, but don’t expect the Obamas to treat the Bushes with warmth and grace after this day is over. The well-wishes from the Obamas promptly vanished with the reception food … oh, and earlier comments by Barack.
Seeing George and Laura Bush reminded me of what class looked like in the White House. It’s good the Obamas now know how to act when they return in four years for their unveiling.
That’s my rant!
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