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April 29, 2004

George Bush, Least Powerful Man on Earth

There will be many new posts on the site soon. But as they gestate, here is humor from last fall. Because nothing is funnier than jokes about current events from seven months ago.


As the story about Valerie Plame, the outed CIA agent, intensified last fall, President Bush told reporters the source of the leak might never be found. Bush stated: "I don't know if we're going to find out the senior administration official... I don't have any idea. I'd like to. I want to know the truth."

This is enjoyable because, of course, if Bush wanted to he could find out "the truth" in fifteen minutes. All he'd have to do is require his staff to release any reporters to which they'd spoken about Plame from the reporters' pledges of confidentiality.

In other words, it's more difficult for Bush to find out who leaked this information than it would be for Bill Clinton to find out whether he had sex with Monica Lewinsky. But not much more difficult.

REPORTER: Mr. President, did you have sex with Monica Lewinsky?

CLINTON: I don't know if we're going to find out whether I had sex with her. I don't have any idea. I'd like to. I want to find out the truth.

COMING UP: Humor about the Eisenhower administration.

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