say my name, biatch!

“South Asians may be more wary of the future President. In November 1999, a year out from the polls, Texas Governor George W. Bush was settling into his Presidential campaign, when he was embarrassingly tripped up by an impromptu foreign policy quiz. Asked to name the leaders of India and Pakistan, he could not.

Bush : “The new Pakistani General has just been elected. He’s not elected; this guy took office. He appears he’s going to bring stability to the country, and I think that’s good news for the subcontinent.”
Journalist : “And can you name him?”
Bush: “General. I can name the General.”
Journalist : “And it’s?”
BushBush : “The new Prime Minister of India is… no.”

(Taken from Jonathan Harley’s memoir “Lost in Transmission”. Harley was the ABC’s South Asia correspondent from 1998 to 2002, focusing on India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and even a bit on Nepal (when the crown prince killed his own family). Anyway it is a rather engaging book. I stopped reading halfway just to share this with you because it made me laugh for a long time. That is how nice a person I am.)

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  1. Giant Sotong says:

    This guy definitely became President because of his daddy and his daddy’s friends.

    Total n00b.

  2. He certainly could never win “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”

    Bush: Can I phone a friend?
    HOST: No, you already did that five times!
    Bush: Hey! Who’s the President!?
    HOST: Okay. Who are we phoning this time?
    Bush: Henry Kissinger.
    HOST: Okay. Henry, are you there?
    Henry: Yes, I am here.
    HOST: For the one hundred dollar question, the next voice you hear, will be your friend George.
    Bush: “Mary had a little what?”
    A. Cow, B. Lamb, C. Ram, D. Pig”
    Henry: B. Lamb
    Bush: how sure are you?
    Henry: 100%

    beep beep beep beep

    HOST: Well George, your friend said B. Lamb. Just like your other five friends did. Do you want to lock that in?
    George: Can I phone a friend?
    Host: No! You just did that six time!
    … [repeat ad infinitum] :-)

  3. i was there when he took office. heeheheh

  4. MorpheusX says:

    Well i think he snobbish, arrogant and ignorant!!!
    What a fool!

    But so are half the American population that voted him in for a second term

  5. Heh, that’s Bush – dumb, uneducated and Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful conventional and nuclear military forces in the world. Yay! :D Joking aside (was I joking?) it’s really sad, and embaressing for ordinary americans, that their president can’t even speak English, can’t recall the basic facts from his briefings… Meh, Bushisms are standard fodder for global mockery – long live global mockery of the US President!!!

  6. Giant Sotong: ehh look at our own keris wielding prince H. nobody really wants him around either :P
    Dabido: LOL typical!
    michaelooi: I’m trying to imagine the expression on your face at that time…
    MorpheusX: it’s ok what.. he’s funny and makes everyone else feel good about themselves
    Doom Lord: I don’t think a lot of people know who’s who, but if P.B. were to start with a statement like that, you would have thought that he’d at least memorised the names of the people he was going to talk about. No excuses.

  7. Half of the other American population that voted for him the second term are homophobes.

    They wouldn’t want Kerry to allow gay marriages.

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