Friday, July 08, 2005


To honor the 58th anniversary of the demolition of the area in Manhattan where the UN campus now stands (it was slums and slaughterhouses back then, but Ry Cooder has yet to make a CD about it), President Bush today chose to make a recess appointment of beleaguered nominee John Bolton as US ambassador to the UN. "They blew up things real good in 1947," President Bush said, "And now it's John Bolton's turn to 'lose' ten stories of the Secretariat Building. I like history, think about history every day. And I'm going to keep thinking about history."

When it was pointed out to the president that the Senate is not in recess, he chuckled, "They shouldn't be working when I'm out of the country, so I think this appointment counts. Tell them they can filibuster this." Then he turned away from reporters, hopped on his bicycle, and crashed into a police car parked 100 yards away.


Anonymous Amy said...

Ahh, that's a good one.

10:39 AM  

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