In yet a grand statement to the quality of sensitivity and intelligence that G.W. Bush is so well known for, I’ve come across this splendid piece from the Huffington Post that expresses his feelings towards the Philippines and Filipino-Americans. This statement was said to the PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES:
PRESIDENT BUSH: Madam President, it is a pleasure to welcome you back to the Oval Office. We have just had a very constructive dialogue. First, I want to tell you how proud I am to be the President of a nation that — in which there’s a lot of Philippine-Americans. They love America and they love their heritage. And I reminded the President that I am reminded of the great talent of the — of our Philippine-Americans when I eat dinner at the White House. (Laughter.)
Now, take a minute to pick your jaw up from off the ground.
Woops, there it fell again. Yeah. One more time.
Just grab that jaw of yours and pick it up and hold on to it there for a second until the shock wears off. Dubya just told the President of the Philippines that he just loves the kitchen staff in the White House that happen to be Filipino-American.
What next? Telling Obama that he appreciates black people? Just like the ones who used to do his laundry as a kid? Or how about that Chinese American kid who helped him cheat his way through college. Will he share those remarks with the Premier of China?
I’m twitching. Can’t talk now. Gotta go find a sling for my jaw now. I can’t hold it on and type like this.
(Flickr photo credit: dcJohn)