Thursday, June 21, 2007

Kermit Ruffins, garbageman

Actual remarks by Bush during a picnic with Kermit Ruffins and other New Orleans musicians:

I want to thank our Chef, Paul Prudhomme, from New Orleans, Louisiana -- one of the great chefs in America. Thanks for coming, Paul. (Applause.) I thank Tony Snow and his bunch of, well, mediocre musicians -- (laughter) -- no, great musicians. Beats Workin, thanks for coming. (Applause.) Kermit, come up here. Kermit, we're proud to have you.

MR. RUFFINS: Well, thanks for having us.

THE PRESIDENT: Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers, right out of New Orleans, Louisiana. (Applause.)

MR. RUFFINS: Thank you. Thanks for having us. We're glad to be here.

THE PRESIDENT: Proud you're here. Thanks for coming. You all enjoy yourself. Make sure you pick up all the trash after it's over. (Laughter.)

God bless you, and may God bless America. Thanks for coming. (Applause.)

END 8:12 P.M. EDT

Official Text here.

Jesus, next time just get it over with and sprinkle cotton balls on the front lawn of the White House. Hire Nolafugees to pick 'em up and give whoever collects the most a new, raised house in the Lower 9th Ward.


rcs said...

If you watch the video it's clear Bush is addressing the audience at the time of the garbage comment. Lord knows I can't stand the guy but he's in the clear on this one.

Anonymous said...

Eeew, I can't hug Kermit now. He's been ... touched.

Clay said...

Heard about it on Wonkette:

Leigh C. said...

Open mouth and insert that silver foot one mo' time, Dubya. Choke on it, schmuck.

Tim said...

What a maroon!



oyster said...

Yuk yuk yuk. Our President is so funny. I'd love to have a beer with him.