April 27, 2004

Although it is true that her sweater is now worth lots of money on eBay

It's almost too delicious. Here's a video of George W. Bush wiping his glasses on someone's sweater while their back was turned. How did this moment get captured, you ask? Well, see, the president was a guest on David Letterman, and producer Maria Pope came out to talk to Dave. While she was distracted by this, the President of the United States cleaned his glasses on her sweater. Like, it was always clear to me that George W. had an incredible sense of entitlement, but dude.

I hope the Kerry campaign picks this video up. Wouldn't it make a great prime time ad? "George W. Bush thinks it's okay to wipe his glasses on other people's clothing. He also thinks it's okay to wipe his ass on the First Amendment. What is George W. Bush wiping on you?"

(Via Boing Boing.)

Posted by Francis at 02:06 PM

I guess she should consider herself lucky that he didn't have to blow his nose.

Posted by: Ugarte at April 27, 2004 11:42 PM

One ought to note that that video is four years old at this point. Still disgraceful, but it didn't seem to matter (enough) in the 2000 election.

Posted by: Lance at April 28, 2004 12:30 PM

Huh -- how did I miss it back then? Well, anyway, if the Republicans consider it fair game to question whether John Kerry does or doesn't have enough shrapnel in his leg to deserve his medals -- shrapnel from decades ago -- then surely a glasses-wiping incident from a mere four years in the past is also fair game.

Posted by: Francis at April 28, 2004 12:35 PM