Bush Sr. Living Out His Last Days in Shame
George Herbert Walker Bush is a very old and sad and lonely man, according to the New York Times. He spends a great deal of time these days calling the White House and pretending they listen to his pragmatic policy advice and crying in public about how much he loves his fuck-up children. But people come up to him on the street and tell him that the worst person in the world sprang from his loins, and then he cries some more. God forbid you bring up Neil! He'd have a heart attack!
Supposedly, 41 and 43 talk on the phone every day. H.W. avoids criticizing W., and he tends to blame all of W.'s terrible mistakes on aides (like father, like son -- think about it). 41 also visits the White House all the time because he likes the food. They let him hang out with Karl Rove so he can pretend to still have any influence over anything. His daily conversations with W. are apparently very intense.
"It was relatively easy for me to read the sitting president's body language after he had talked to his mother or father," Mr. Card said. "Sometimes he'd ask me a probing question. And I'd think, Hmm, I don't think that question came from him."
Aw, it's cute when the old man pretends his idiot son understands anything, and the idiot son plays along. Almost as cute as this family tableaux:
When the clan is in Kennebunkport, all the Bush children, the president included, stream into their parents' bedroom at the crack of dawn for coffee.
Well that's creepy and weird. We don't trust anyone who voluntarily gets out of bed before noon as it is, but running into your parents' bedroom for "coffee" is some Hallmark channel bullshit.
Anyway, Bush 41 is weak and old and emotional and cries when he thinks about how his family's carefully-constructed legacy has been basically destroyed forever by the dumb one.