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(Mediaite)   Former president George W. Bush defends President Obama from conservative critics concerning his frequent golf outings. No, we're not in bizarro world today   (mediaite.com ) divider line
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2013-09-23 03:44:02 PM  
George is a gentleman and basically a really nice guy.
 
2013-09-23 03:50:08 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: George is a gentleman and basically a really nice guy.


This, whatever you thought of his policies.  Ex-Presidents are supposed to behave that way.  I recall early in Bush's first term, prior to 9/11 somebody asked Clinton about some criticisms and he basically said "Well, this is a VERY hard job, give the guy a little slack."

Though I would like to see him do something with his ex-presidency other than painting his feet.  Carter builds houses, Bill and Bush Sr. have some kind of charity thing together.
 
2013-09-23 03:52:03 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: George is a gentleman and basically a really nice guy.


I want to have a beer with his 4-iron.
 
2013-09-23 03:59:22 PM  
PresidentBarack Obama has been criticized by conservatives who have expressed their frustration with his frequent golf outings existence.
 
2013-09-23 04:22:53 PM  
I'd play golf more if it didn't involve hanging out with golfers.
 
2013-09-23 04:24:20 PM  
I always thought of GWB as kind of like a clueless brother in law, not very bright, can't keep a job but would show up to help you move on short notice.  You don't really WANT to like the guy as a person, you just kind of can't help it.

This in no way changes the fact he screwed over this country more profoundly than any President since James Buchanan.
 
2013-09-23 04:31:19 PM  

Triumph: I'd play golf more if it didn't involve hanging out with golfers.


Agreed.

I've always said that playing golf would be the greatest leisure activity in the world if it didn't involve coming into contact with the kind of people who play golf.

There's a good reason they call golf courses "asshole farms."
 
2013-09-23 04:34:22 PM  

nekom: Though I would like to see him do something with his ex-presidency other than painting his feet. Carter builds houses, Bill and Bush Sr. have some kind of charity thing together.


If you notice they wait a presidency. I think it's more they need the rest then really anything else.
 
2013-09-23 04:35:46 PM  
Nobody played more holes than the Bushes.

Well, maybe JFK. And Clinton.


Hmmmmm ....

Nobody played more rounds than the Bushes.

Well, maybe Eisenhower.
 
2013-09-23 04:36:51 PM  
The idea that the President of the United States of America -- no matter the political affiliation -- is out on the golf course like some local photocopier salesman who left his beeper in the trunk tossing back some beers and saying "Fark the boss, I'll get back when I get back" and isn't in constant, instantaneous contact when he's needed is an idea held by people who need to be reminded to lower their pants before shiatting.
 
2013-09-23 04:38:58 PM  
F*ck George W. Bush.  I don't care for these little puff pieces trying to rehabilitate his image and I really don't g.a.f.f. what a swell guy he is or how cool it would be to have a beer with him.  I know plenty of people that are fun to have a beer with and none of them would be any good at presidentin', just like George.
 
2013-09-23 04:41:04 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The idea that the President of the United States of America -- no matter the political affiliation -- is out on the golf course like some local photocopier salesman who left his beeper in the trunk tossing back some beers and saying "Fark the boss, I'll get back when I get back" and isn't in constant, instantaneous contact when he's needed is an idea held by people who need to be reminded to lower their pants before shiatting.


What if there's a major crisis and he's only on the 10th hole!?!? It'll be hours before he can do anything about it.
 
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2013-09-23 04:42:05 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: George is a gentleman and basically a really nice guy.


He may be.  He is no longer obliged to act like a dick.
 
2013-09-23 04:53:20 PM  
FTFA: "I see our president criticized for playing golf. I don't. I think he ought to play golf," Bush told Jimmy Roberts, host of Golf Channel's In Play...."Because I know what it's like to be in the bubble," Bush replied. "I know the pressures of the job, and to be able to get outside and play golf with some of your pals is important for the president. It does give you an outlet.""I think it's good for the president to be out playing golf,"

I think what we're missing here is the way that the Golf Channel's hard-hitting show, In Play, is doing us victims of the Lamestream MSM Media a valuable service. You see, the game of golf is bigger than what we see each week from the professional tours. Every day, people are doing extraordinary things. In golf. And every month In Play, hosted by Jimmy Roberts, explores the very best stories from every corner of the game. For example, on a very special upcoming episode of  In Play, Jimmy Roberts sits down with actor Michael J. Fox to talk about his love for playing golf despite battling Parkinson's disease.

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So join us soon for our next episode of In Play, won't you?

Its hosted by Jimmy Roberts.
 
2013-09-23 04:54:53 PM  

sigdiamond2000: There's a good reason they call golf courses "asshole farms."


You sound like just the kind of person who needs to be interviewed by Jimmy Roberts. He hosts the show In Play, on the Golf Channel.
 
2013-09-23 04:57:06 PM  

vpb: He may be. He is no longer obliged to act like a dick.


Act like a dick, make the hard calls. same same.
 
2013-09-23 05:15:45 PM  

Somacandra: sigdiamond2000: There's a good reason they call golf courses "asshole farms."

You sound like just the kind of person who needs to be interviewed by Jimmy Roberts. He hosts the show In Play, on the Golf Channel.


When does it air?
 
2013-09-23 05:31:02 PM  
I still don't miss him.
 
2013-09-23 05:35:13 PM  

Somacandra: FTFA: "I see our president criticized for playing golf. I don't. I think he ought to play golf," Bush told Jimmy Roberts, host of Golf Channel's In Play...."Because I know what it's like to be in the bubble," Bush replied. "I know the pressures of the job, and to be able to get outside and play golf with some of your pals is important for the president. It does give you an outlet.""I think it's good for the president to be out playing golf,"

I think what we're missing here is the way that the Golf Channel's hard-hitting show, In Play, is doing us victims of the Lamestream MSM Media a valuable service. You see, the game of golf is bigger than what we see each week from the professional tours. Every day, people are doing extraordinary things. In golf. And every month In Play, hosted by Jimmy Roberts, explores the very best stories from every corner of the game. For example, on a very special upcoming episode of  In Play, Jimmy Roberts sits down with actor Michael J. Fox to talk about his love for playing golf despite battling Parkinson's disease.

So join us soon for our next episode of In Play, won't you?

Its hosted by Jimmy Roberts.


Yo dawg, I heard you like Jimmy Roberts...
 
2013-09-23 05:36:39 PM  
F*ck that sh*t. The President should be in a medically-induced state of readiness 27/7. I see people in that state all the time when I'm downtown. Just walking around wide-eyed, ready to snap at any moment.
 
2013-09-23 05:37:46 PM  

Triumph: I'd play golf more if it didn't involve hanging out with golfers.


Add some weed and bourbon.
 
2013-09-23 05:38:19 PM  
Somacandra:

Sorry, I missed that. Who hosts In Play?
 
2013-09-23 05:44:45 PM  
si0.twimg.com

"Gee thanks."
 
2013-09-23 05:45:09 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: George is a gentleman and basically a really nice guy.


Remember when we thought it couldn't possibly get any worse than GWB?  Yeah, I miss those times.
 
2013-09-23 05:48:12 PM  

The Name: The Stealth Hippopotamus: George is a gentleman and basically a really nice guy.

Remember when we thought it couldn't possibly get any worse than GWB?  Yeah, I miss those times.


Yeah, it was better when we had two wars going on the country's credit card, we were cutting veterans' benefits and we had the largest economic collapse in 80 years. Great times, we should totes do that again!
 
2013-09-23 05:50:23 PM  

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: The Name: The Stealth Hippopotamus: George is a gentleman and basically a really nice guy.

Remember when we thought it couldn't possibly get any worse than GWB?  Yeah, I miss those times.

Yeah, it was better when we had two wars going on the country's credit card, we were cutting veterans' benefits and we had the largest economic collapse in 80 years. Great times, we should totes do that again!


Can't be any worse than having an unapologetic black man in the White house, now can it?

/not serious
 
2013-09-23 05:51:22 PM  
I remember watching "Journeys with George," the documentary by Alexandra Pelosi where she follows him around on the 2000 campaign trail, and thinking that I actually liked the guy. And, I kind of do... in as much as I can separate him from his presidency.

But, it's hard to separate him from his presidency. He did a lot of things that were "morally ambiguous" at best. And that's being extremely generous.

My take is that he's probably a cordial, sociable guy, who's probably mostly pretty pleasant to hang around with... but who has an extremely well-cultivated sense of entitlement and the diminished empathy that results in being able to rationalize some pretty dreadful choices if they serve the personal interests of you and those close to you.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journeys_with_George
 
2013-09-23 05:52:24 PM  
How much time has Obama spent clearing brush?
 
2013-09-23 05:53:12 PM  

The Name: The Stealth Hippopotamus: George is a gentleman and basically a really nice guy.

Remember when we thought it couldn't possibly get any worse than GWB?  Yeah, I miss those times.


Wow, that is some delusional revisionist history bordering on shroom ingestion you got there. The US has improved by pretty much every metric since Bush and Cheney scorched the earth. Not as well as it should have, thanks to the asshole Republicans who insist, kicking and screaming on dragging the US back into the abyss for political gain.
 
2013-09-23 05:53:40 PM  

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Triumph: I'd play golf more if it didn't involve hanging out with golfers.

Add some weed and bourbon.


God damn it, the joke is set up perfectly for your screen name and you go with weed and bourbon?
 
2013-09-23 05:54:15 PM  

jaylectricity: Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Triumph: I'd play golf more if it didn't involve hanging out with golfers.

Add some weed and bourbon.

God damn it, the joke is set up perfectly for your screen name and you go with weed and bourbon?


You ever tried to play golf on coke, dude? That shiat ain't happening. Trust me on this.
 
2013-09-23 05:55:37 PM  

shifty lookin bleeder: F*ck George W. Bush.  I don't care for these little puff pieces trying to rehabilitate his image and I really don't g.a.f.f. what a swell guy he is or how cool it would be to have a beer with him.  I know plenty of people that are fun to have a beer with and none of them would be any good at presidentin', just like George.


this.

although i've since given up my hate for the man, there sure as hell isn't any like for him either.

you can't polish a turd, well you can but it just gets all over the place & in the end it's still just a shiny turd.
 
2013-09-23 05:56:07 PM  
"I think it's good for the president to be out playing golf," Bush concluded.

"Now watch this drive."
 
2013-09-23 05:56:33 PM  
The advice every president on the way out gives every new president on the way in is to take vacations.  This is wholly unsurprising.
 
2013-09-23 05:59:41 PM  

A. Snatchfold: The Name: The Stealth Hippopotamus: George is a gentleman and basically a really nice guy.

Remember when we thought it couldn't possibly get any worse than GWB?  Yeah, I miss those times.

Wow, that is some delusional revisionist history bordering on shroom ingestion you got there. The US has improved by pretty much every metric since Bush and Cheney scorched the earth. Not as well as it should have, thanks to the asshole Republicans who insist, kicking and screaming on dragging the US back into the abyss for political gain.


Uh, no, you missed my point completely.  Perhaps I should have said, "Remember when we thought REPUBLICANS couldn't get any worse than GWB?"
 
2013-09-23 06:00:00 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: George is a gentleman and basically a really nice guy.


I like the way Matt Taibbi put it. Bush would've been an awesome guy if he had just owned a few Sizzler restaurants.
 
2013-09-23 06:00:27 PM  

technicolor-misfit: My take is that he's probably a cordial, sociable guy, who's probably mostly pretty pleasant to hang around with... but who has an extremely well-cultivated sense of entitlement and the diminished empathy that results in being able to rationalize some pretty dreadful choices if they serve the personal interests of you and those close to you.


There's also the fact that instead of trying to find good people to work for him he just hired the worst assholes that happened to have been around for his dad's administration.
 
2013-09-23 06:01:06 PM  

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: jaylectricity: Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Triumph: I'd play golf more if it didn't involve hanging out with golfers.

Add some weed and bourbon.

God damn it, the joke is set up perfectly for your screen name and you go with weed and bourbon?

You ever tried to play golf on coke, dude? That shiat ain't happening. Trust me on this.


So you'd just meet him at the 19th hole?
 
2013-09-23 06:04:45 PM  
I still can't believe that man was elected president twice.
 
2013-09-23 06:06:30 PM  
President? What was that guy President of? The local 4-H Club?
 
2013-09-23 06:08:01 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: I still can't believe that man was elected president twice.


Says a lot about the state of US politics to the outside world, now doesn't it?
 
2013-09-23 06:11:06 PM  

shifty lookin bleeder: F*ck George W. Bush.  I don't care for these little puff pieces trying to rehabilitate his image and I really don't g.a.f.f. what a swell guy he is or how cool it would be to have a beer with him.  I know plenty of people that are fun to have a beer with and none of them would be any good at presidentin', just like George.


We get it, he's whah.
 
2013-09-23 06:11:15 PM  
GW Bush.  RINO.
 
2013-09-23 06:19:22 PM  

The Name: A. Snatchfold: The Name: The Stealth Hippopotamus: George is a gentleman and basically a really nice guy.

Remember when we thought it couldn't possibly get any worse than GWB?  Yeah, I miss those times.

Wow, that is some delusional revisionist history bordering on shroom ingestion you got there. The US has improved by pretty much every metric since Bush and Cheney scorched the earth. Not as well as it should have, thanks to the asshole Republicans who insist, kicking and screaming on dragging the US back into the abyss for political gain.

Uh, no, you missed my point completely.  Perhaps I should have said, "Remember when we thought REPUBLICANS couldn't get any worse than GWB?"


Mea culpa, Definitely misunderstood your intentions.
 
2013-09-23 06:21:54 PM  

The Name: The Stealth Hippopotamus: George is a gentleman and basically a really nice guy.

Remember when we thought it couldn't possibly get any worse than GWB?  Yeah, I miss those times.


It's only worse because Congress wont do their job properly.
 
2013-09-23 06:23:45 PM  

Asa Phelps: How much time has Obama spent clearing brush?



Not nearly enough. My lawn needs mowing and I sure as hell ain't gonna do it.

Unfortunately, neither will Jimmy Roberts. He's too busy hosting In Play on the Golf Channel.
 
2013-09-23 06:29:36 PM  
He a hell of a personable war criminal.
 
2013-09-23 06:30:13 PM  
He's...
 
2013-09-23 06:32:13 PM  

Triumph: I'd play golf more if it didn't involve hanging out with golfers.


I feel the same way about Magic the Gathering.
 
2013-09-23 06:35:20 PM  

jaylectricity: Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Triumph: I'd play golf more if it didn't involve hanging out with golfers.

Add some weed and bourbon.

God damn it, the joke is set up perfectly for your screen name and you go with weed and bourbon?


Any reputable coke dealer should be able to get his clients weed and bourbon as well.
 
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