I know that’s not news, but sometimes, I read something that not only reconfirms the statement’s lack of hyperbole, but actually creates a whole new section of the map which represents the vast and divergent landscape of his idiocy.
Nothing says power like the Oval Office. The paintings of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The bust of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The desk used by both Roosevelts.Egads. Can’t you just hear him heh-hehing his way through that one? Yeesh.
And then there's the rug. Don't forget the rug. President Bush never does.
For whatever reason, Bush seems fixated on his rug. Virtually all visitors to the Oval Office find him regaling them about how it was chosen and what it represents…
Elizabeth Vargas, the ABC News anchor, was the latest to get the treatment. She went by last week to interview Bush before his trip to Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Sure enough, she wasn't in the room but a minute or two before he started telling her about the carpet.
"You know an interesting story about the rug?" he asked. "Laura designed the rug."
"She did?" Vargas said.
"Yeah, she did. Presidents are able to pick their own rugs or design their own rugs."
Bush went on: "The interesting thing about this rug and why I like it in here is 'cause I told Laura one thing. I said, 'Look, I can't pick the colors and all that. But make it say 'optimistic person.'"
"He loves his rug," said Nicolle Wallace, the White House communications director. "I've heard him describe it countless times."I can’t even imagine working so closely with the president that I had to hear him wax poetic about this stupid fucking Ikea-knockoff rug “countless times.” I would have blown my friggin’ brains out.
Sometimes Bush describes it as a metaphor for leadership. Sometimes he relates how Russian President Vladimir Putin admired the carpet. Sometimes he seems most taken by the lighting qualities.I kid you not, the article goes on and on, including anecdotes about how Bush even mentions this fucking rug in the virtual tour on the White House website, how it gets a mention in Fred Barnes’ new tome Rebel-in-Chief, and how Bush has taken the rug-speak “on the road, sharing it with workers at a moving company in Sterling on Jan. 19, then with students at Kansas State University on Jan. 23, and again with supporters at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry on Feb. 1.” Good fucking lord.
I would bet anyone one hundred billion dollars that this dipshit has mentioned the Oval Office rug more times in the last year than the name Osama bin Laden has passed his lips.