When it somes to the Sucking Up To Bush Olympics, John Hinderaker holds the gold medal for this gem:
It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can’t get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.
Press Secretary Tony Snow, possibly in an effort to make up for calling George Bush “an embarrassment” (pre-SnowJob) makes a run for the silver:
Here was Mr. Snow on working in the White House: â€œThe most exciting, intellectually aerobic job Iâ€™m ever going to have.â€
On the nature of the American soul after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11: â€œThere is an ember of greatness burning in every heart.â€ On the intellectual acumen of his boss: â€œHe reminds me of one of those guys at the gym who plays about 40 chessboards at once.â€
Now I haven’t been to the gym in a few years, but when exactly did chess become an aerobic exercise?