Thursday, February 01, 2007


He Tried To Kill Me With A Forklift!

Y'know, it's pretty obvious that Bush hates the press, but I would never have expected it to come to this:

Wearing a pair of stylish safety glasses--at least more stylish than most safety glasses--Bush got a mini-tour of the factory before delivering remarks on the economy. "I would suggest moving back," Bush said as he climbed into the cab of a massive D-10 tractor. "I'm about to crank this sucker up." As the engine roared to life, White House staffers tried to steer the press corps to safety, but when the tractor lurched forward, they too were forced to scramble for safety."Get out of the way!" a news photographer yelled. "I think he might run us over!" said another. White House aides tried to herd the reporters the right way without getting run over themselves. Even the Secret Service got involved, as one agent began yelling at reporters to get clear of the tractor. Watching the chaos below, Bush looked out the tractor's window and laughed, steering the massive machine into the spot where most of the press corps had been positioned. The episode lasted about a minute, and Bush was still laughing when he pulled to a stop. He gave reporters a thumbs-up. "If you've never driven a D-10, it's the coolest experience," Bush said afterward. Yeah, almost as much fun as seeing your life flash before your eyes.

It's not even the fact that Bush apparently loses control of the tractor, driving it so fast that the press corps don't have enough time to scatter. That's understandable; we all have trouble with machinery. It's the fact that, even after the press corps have run for their lives, afraid that Bush might lose any semblance of control and actually kill someone, he gets out and starts laughing, talking about how it was so much fun for him.

I bet it was.

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