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    a metaphor for Bush's entire Presidency



    Does President Bush have it in for the press corps? Touring a Caterpillar factory in Peoria, Ill., the Commander in Chief got behind the wheel of a giant tractor and played chicken with a few wayward reporters. Wearing a pair of stylish safety glasses--at least more stylish than most safety glasses--Bush got a mini-tour of the factory before delivering remarks on the economy. "I would suggest moving back," Bush said as he climbed into the cab of a massive D-10 tractor. "I'm about to crank this sucker up." As the engine roared to life, White House staffers tried to steer the press corps to safety, but when the tractor lurched forward, they too were forced to scramble for safety."Get out of the way!" a news photographer yelled. "I think he might run us over!" said another. White House aides tried to herd the reporters the right way without getting run over themselves. Even the Secret Service got involved, as one agent began yelling at reporters to get clear of the tractor. Watching the chaos below, Bush looked out the tractor's window and laughed, steering the massive machine into the spot where most of the press corps had been positioned. The episode lasted about a minute, and Bush was still laughing when he pulled to a stop. He gave reporters a thumbs-up. "If you've never driven a D-10, it's the coolest experience," Bush said afterward.

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    yeah that sounds about right

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti
    yeah that sounds about right
    I'm sure it happened just that way, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sackdance
    I'm sure it happened just that way, too.

    LOL, I thought the same thing


    I read this article, you know what I imagine? A maniacal lunatic with an evil glint in his eye trying to mow down innocent people.

    "Help!! Everybody get out of the way, he's OUT OF CONTROL!!!!"


    hahaha, it's not bad for laughs though

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec
    LOL, I thought the same thing


    I read this article, you know what I imagine? A maniacal lunatic with an evil glint in his eye trying to mow down innocent people.

    "Help!! Everybody get out of the way, he's OUT OF CONTROL!!!!"


    hahaha, it's not bad for laughs though

    I agree...it is funny- what the hell were the reporters thinking anyway..oh wait- in many cases that is an oxy-moron....

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    No great loss!

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    the man can't be trusted to operate a bulldozer, nor can he be trusted to operate the country.

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    I think George Bush should be Impeached but that's a FUNNY story!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti
    the man can't be trusted to operate a bulldozer, nor can he be trusted to operate the country.
    Took you all day to come up with that, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish
    Took you all day to come up with that, eh?
    yes warfish it took me all day

    btw did you see my response to you in the other thread? It may have gotten buried in the para/CBNY flame war

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    lest we forget....


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    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti
    yes warfish it took me all day

    btw did you see my response to you in the other thread? It may have gotten buried in the para/CBNY flame war
    I don't think I did my friend (and for the record, I WAS just kidding above bro, differences aside you're still my friend.....lefty assmunch ).

    Which thread was it again?

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    If there is one thing Bush has going for him, it's his charasmatic and light-hearted attitude during informal situations. I wish that this characteristic translated into the serious issues.

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    If it was a metaphor for his presidency, he wouldn't have been driving the tractor, that honour would be for one of his cabinet.....

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