I just had this image of President Bush trampled by an elephant. Not because I wish death upon the man (just his removal of office), but because of the jokes and “believe or not” history lessons that it would spawn.
I mean, the history book would say something like…
“After prosecuting a successful war on Iraq, President Bush began to take criticism for the run up and aftermath of the war. However, before any action could be taken, he was trampled by an elephant.”
The Elephant being the symbol of the GOP! Ohhh, the potential for irony there.
I love how he wanted a volunteer to pet the cheetah before he did. Jeezus man, didn’t they teach you in the Air Force that leaders lead by example?
Then he wants to pet the elephant, and the Secret Service probably went nuts over that too. They could unload all their pistols and uzis into that beast, and it still wouldn’t be enough to stop it from trampling the Prez.
A man without proper press credentials walked onto a jumbo jet chartered by the White House travel office, flew with journalists and White House staff members from South Africa to Uganda today, and then continued with them to a compound where President Bush was meeting with the Ugandan president.
The man, who traveled aboard the United Airlines Boeing 747 that was chartered for reporters, photographers, camera crews, White House staff members and U.S. Secret Service agents, was not spotted as an interloper until the group was inside the compound on the shores of Lake Victoria.
This was what shocked me in the Washington Post article…
"After the safari was over, Secretary of State Colin Powell, who was also on the trip, was asked if the symbol of his party had been off-message with their public behavior. “The elephants were on message,” Powell replied. “We were all on message.”
The elephants were on message? So… the message is to have sex, get embarrassed, and not ejaculate?
Or is this some hyper-sophisticated thing? Anyone have an idea?