Well, it would seem that we're all supposed to forget that and find it bold and charming when Laura Bush goes on national television and makes jokes about her husband masturbating a horse and failing to sexually service her.
But on Saturday night, Laura Bush set a new standard. After interrupting her husband and telling him to sit down, she did a stand-up routine that included what was probably the first joke told in earshot of a president that involved him and a horse's phallus.
Mrs. Bush called her husband Mr. Excitement for going to bed by 9 o'clock and turning her into a "desperate housewife." She said that Lynne Cheney's Secret Service code name became Dollar Bill after they both went to Chippendales (where they ran into Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg). Noting that Andover and Yale did not have "real strong ranching programs," she said Mr. Bush had started his ranching career by trying to milk a horse - a male horse.
I actually don't mind the First Lady making ribald jokes at all. My favorite comedienne is Margaret Cho, after all. But I'm so freaking sick of the media and Republican hypocricy that results in off-color language at a private fundraiser getting treated with shock and horror while a trash-talking First Lady is applauded for loosening up her image. And I'm waiting for all of the finger-waggers from the election season last year--and yes, I include the people on this board--to either condemn the language when it's used in this context or at the very least admit that they were using mock outrage for political purposes the last time around.
(note: after recieving a private message from the departed person-- not so departed as we were led to believe, to paraphrase Khan Noonian Singh-- I've decided to delete his name from the post. The point still stands, and indeed has been made now that he's read it.)
Edited by MuseZack, 05 May 2005 - 08:35 AM.