From Pine View Farm

Memorial for George W. Bush 2

I received this in my email this morning. I have Googled it and can find no evidence that it is copyright. If anyone can show me that it is, please let me know, so I can take this down or provide a proper link.

Update: Opie has been kind enough to let me know that this is an updated version of a Clinton-era satire. Regardless of whom it’s directed at, it’s a damned good piece of satire. See the note at the end.

Dear Friends and Relatives:

I have the distinguished honor of being on the committee to raise $5,000,000 for a monument of George W. Bush. We originally wanted to put him on Mt. Rushmore until we discovered there was not enough room for two more faces.

We then decided to erect a statue of George in the Washington, D. C., Hall of Fame. We were in a quandary as to where the statue should be placed. It was not proper to place it beside the statue of George Washington, who never told a lie, or beside Jesse Jackson, who never told the truth, since George could never tell the difference.

We finally decided to place it beside Christopher Columbus, the greatest Republican of them all. He left not knowing where he was going, and when he got there he did not know where he was. He returned not knowing where he had been, and did it all on someone else’s money.

Thank you.
George W. Bush Monument Committee
P. S. The Committee has raised $1.35 so far.

Note (added July 5, 2006): Opie’s post led me to think about the differences between Bill Clinton’s lying and George Bush’s lying.

Bill Clinton lied about personal misconduct. I believe that there are two reasons the Republican Party’s impeachment attempt never gained traction with the American public:

    Clinton’s personal life, as strange as it may have been, was not seen as affecting his public decisions as a steward of the nation, and
    Persons looked at the situation and said to themselves, “He had an affair; who the heck wouldn’t lie about that!”

In contrast, George Bush’s lies are part of his public life. He lies continually, reflexively, almost habitually, everytime he gets a chance, but not about his personal life–rather, he lies about what he is doing to undermine, circumvent, and otherwise destroy the very Constitution that he swore to uphold–and note that his oath of office is to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, not to provide for the physical safety of the citizens of the United States of America, for, without the Constitution, the citizenry is lost.

God help us all.



  1. Opie

    July 4, 2006 at 9:11 pm

    I doubt that it’s copyrighted because I recall much the same joke being circulated about a previous president.

  2. Opie

    July 4, 2006 at 9:13 pm