One sunny day in January, 2009 an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue, where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, “I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.”
The Marine looked at the man and said, “Sir, Mr. Bush is no longer president and no longer resides here.” The old man said, “Okay”, and walked away. The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.”
The Marine again told the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Bush is no longer president and no longer resides here.” The man thanked him and, again, just walked away. The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same U.S. Marine, saying “I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.”
The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, “Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Bush. I’ve told you already that Mr. Bush is no longer the president and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?”
The old man looked at the Marine and said, “Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.” The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, “See you tomorrow, Sir.”
6 thoughts on “Mr. Bush is no longer president”
Mr. Obama, make it so. In 4…3…2…1
and the angels sang “Hallelujah!”
got a few friends who are taking the long weekend and making the trek to DC just to be there. and make sure W really gets the hell back to Texas…
haha… good one Beth
That’s a GREAT story!! My next door neighbor is driving to the inauguration. He is very proud and excited to be going.
OHHHH! And here’s MY claim to fame… I altered a skirt (from a size 4 to a size 2) (ok… not ME per se, but my department) for Kate Walsh to wear to the inauguration!!!
I hate crowds so would probably not do too well there, but I’ll bet the excitement would make my hair stand on end the whole time.
Crap. I really do wish I was there, cold, crowds, and all.
Mair, at least you had a little tiny piece of it! All I can say is I donated a little $$ to get him elected. 🙂
BTW, I cannot even begin to imagine what wearing a size 2 must be like. Unless it was a Chico’s size two. 🙂
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