Friday, October 27, 2017

This is the Joke George H.W. Bush Tells Women When He Gropes Them

 Christina Baker Kline for Slate writes:

In April of 2014, I was invited to Houston as a guest author for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy fundraiser, along with two well-known male authors and a male journalist who’d written a book about a Navy SEAL..

.After the luncheon, it was time to take group photos. Barbara Bush and I stood and chatted for a few minutes while the photographer readied his camera. President George H.W. Bush, whom I had not yet met, sat in his wheelchair in the center of the room, while others were arranged around him for photos in various groupings. When it came time for my husband and me to be photographed with him, President Bush beckoned me close.

“Hello,” I said. “It’s truly an honor to meet you.”

He cocked his head at me for a moment, then said, “You’re beautiful.”

“Thank you,” I said.

“You’re a writer.”


“You wanna know my favorite book?” he whispered. I had to lean close to hear him.

“Yes, what is it?”

By now the photographer was readying the shot. My husband stood on one side of the wheelchair, and I stood on the other. President Bush put his arm around me, low on my back. His comic timing was impeccable. “David Cop-a-feel,” he said, and squeezed my butt, hard, just as the photographer snapped the photo. Instinctively, I swiped his hand away.

It’s right there in the official photograph. President Bush laughing at his joke...

,Bush spokesman Jim McGrath directed Slate to a statement he released in response to allegations earlier this week that read: “At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke — and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely.


  1. Nice drool and food stains on his shirt. The Lord is cooking him on the slow boil before dragging him to the lake of fire.

  2. Wanna hear a similar joke? Or one ever worse? Visit any retirement home for an afternoon. No, just make that a fifteen minute visit during lunch time.

    Just pray that isn't you when you hit 90.

    The trivialization of this is amazing. Bush committed vile actions, but growing old isn't one of them.

    And, if your goal is to remember and recount his evil past, these posts are undermining your efforts.

    1. Your posts justify the SJW abuse of language ... if what Bush did is sexual assault, the number of sexual assaults in the US is near infinite, continually occurring in every retirement home, all day, week, and year long.
    2. You are using as an attack actions we all may commit as we age and suffer dementia. If I were to bolster my point that a close relative was always a piggish lout by posting Youtube videos of him in a wheelchair, suffering dementia, and berating staff for offenses that only occurred in his feeble mind, you would call me the lout and pig. And you would be right.
    3. This whole line of attack makes me think you believe Bush committed no vile actions that condemn him. So you instead rely on the ravages of time to make your point. Not cool, man.

    You could make a valid claim that Bush deserves no recognition of his own humanity, based on his refusal to act humanely to others (ala estoppel theory). If you made such a claim, you would be justified (in my view). However, if your sole indictment is he grew old, then you will likely be estoppeled, so to speak, in your later years.

  3. Bush isn’t doing this from dementia. He’s doing it because he is demented.
    He’s evil. Bob is just pointing out even in his decrepit old age, the guy is still just a evil old man. Squeezing a persons butt when they have not given permission to do so isn’t just SJW squealing. It’s wrong. If the old perv did that to my daughter or wife I would flatten his face, wheel chair or no.

  4. If women had any sense, they'd not get near enough to someone like that or potentially like that for that to happen to them. Dance with the Devil.......