"The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around." - Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explained in their DVD commentary (from Season 1, episode 10) that the decapitated head is actually George Bush.
Duo Makes ‘Top Five Worst People of All-Time’ List With Hitler and Bin Laden, Parents Irate
Did Keith Olbermann have something to do with this?
"Any final status agreement must be reached between the two parties, and changes to the 1949 Armistice Lines must be mutually agreed to. A viable two-state solution must ensure contiguity on the West Bank, and a state of scattered territories will not work. There must also be meaningful linkages between the West Bank and Gaza. This is the position of the United States today; it will be the position of the United States at the time of final status negotiations." - George W. Bush, 2005
1999, candidate Bush on then new top man in Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf
”..he’s just been elected, not elected, this guy took over office. It appears this guy is going to bring stability to the country and I think that’s good news for the sub-continent.”
Interviewer: “Can you name him?”
Bush: “General. I can name the general. General.”
- They were betterer times, they were worserer times.
- It is a Truth universally acknowledg’d that Halliburton must be in Want of a Presidency.
- Are you there, Satan? It’s me, George.
- The past is a foreign country; we need to blow it up.
- Midway through the journey of my life, I found myself in a dark wood, because I was shitfaced.
- A girl got a pet goat. She liked to go running with her pet goat.
- All children, except one, grow up.
- If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to do is talk to Cheney.
- Goodnight, Kanye.
- My momma always said life was like a jar of fetus.
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Bush, on his book tour, makes much of the fact that he largely wrote the book himself, guffawing that critics who suspected he didn’t know how to read are now getting a comeuppance. […]
Many of Bush’s literary misdemeanors exemplify pedestrian sloth, but others are higher crimes against the craft of memoir. In one prime instance, Bush relates a poignant meeting between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a Tajik warlord on Karzai’s Inauguration Day. It’s the kind of scene that offers a glimpse of a hopeful future for the beleaguered nation. Witnessing such an exchange could color a president’s outlook, could explain perhaps Bush’s more optimistic outlook and give insight into his future decisions. Except Bush didn’t witness it. Because he wasn’t at Karzai’s inauguration. […]
Bush, in his memoir, confesses to authorizing waterboarding, which is a war crime, so the lifting of a few passages might seem like a minor infraction. But Bush’s laziness undermines the historical value of the memoir. Bush “recollects” - in a more literal sense of the term - quotes by pulling his and others verbatim from other books, calling into question what he genuinely remembers from the time and casting doubt on any conclusions he draws about what his mindset was at the time.”
In his first interview since leaving office, George W. Bush tells Matt Lauer about the pit in his stomach after he realized Iraq contained no WMDs, the mistake of declaring ‘Mission Accomplished,’ and the worst moment of his two terms: when Kanye West suggested on a network telethon that Bush didn’t care about black people. Also: that his mother showed him a fetus in a jar after her miscarriage many years ago. (Get the psychoanalyst’s take on that here.)