June 1, 2004

He Bop, Saddam's Pistol Edition

Picture this. A president sitting in the little study off the Oval Office playing with his pistol.

If you guessed it was Clinton, you got the wrong president.

Happiness is a warm gun for President Bush, now that he has fetishized the Iraq war down to one trophy which he hangs on his wall and, no doubt, spends a little alone time with now and again.

“He really liked showing it off,” says a recent visitor to the White House who has seen the gun. “He was really proud of it.”

Yes, it’s Saddam’s own gun—the very pistol which Old Spiderhole kept nestled in his lap to keep himself company during those dark, unshaven hours in the ground. Dick Cheney and Dad are having a really hard time getting Bush to stop pointing the 180 billion dollar pistol at people and saying “BANG! You’re liberated, sucker!” Unseemly. Not presidential. Wouldn’t be prudent before the election.

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Now all he needs to find is some Osama Bin Laden beard clippings, a Palestinian rifle, Tony Blair's sense of humor and a pair of Kappa Delta panties to complete the scavenger hunt!!

Posted by: ryan at June 1, 2004 11:03 AM

Clinton was a busy and effective president. He did not have time to play with his pistol.

He had an intern take care of it instead.

I'd get this guy an intern too if I thought it would help.

Posted by: Julie at June 1, 2004 12:02 PM

Rumsfeld displays a piece of the plane that hit the Pentagon on 9/11. Bush keeps Saddam's pistol. Average grunts get prosecuted for similar behavior.

So much for the 'bation of laws, not of men' screed that the GOP launched during impeachment.

The Imperial Presidency follows we standard; we follow another.

Posted by: Steve at June 1, 2004 2:42 PM

mmph. creeps me out a little bit that not only does he have a souvenier, he has that particular gun. i mean, why? blech.

Posted by: beth at June 2, 2004 4:21 PM

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