Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Republican think tank: Oxymoron?

This painting by Andy Thomas is entitled, "Grand Ol' Gang."

I can't remember how I stumbled upon it, and I'm not sure what to make of a collection of Republican presidents yukking it up in a poker game, but I couldn't pry my eyes away.

If this group of great and not-so-great leaders actually were to assemble in one room, what might they say to each other? Well, it's your lucky day, because a certain fly on the wall just happened to be eavesdropping on their dialogue.

Abraham Lincoln: Well, well, well. I'm seeing more dead presidents in these chairs than I brought in my wallet. I'll tell you guys, it's good to finally have a little fun. Preserving the union can become mighty tedious.

Ronald Reagan: Preserve the union? Why would you want to do that? I busted up as many unions as I could!

George W. Bush: Heh, heh! Good one, Ronnie! Hey fellas, I brought some seegars.

Dwight Eisenhower: Go ahead and set them down right here. You seem kind of old for a cigar boy. Oh, well, here's a nice gratuity for you.

George W. Bush: Come on there, Ike. I was a president just like y'all...number 43. Although, a lot of folks called me "number two." Not sure why.

Richard Nixon: Since all of us have shared our nation's highest office, I've got a question which has been bugging me. Get it? Bugging me? Anyway, am I the only person in this room who's run roughshod over the constitution?

George W. Bush: Hell, nah, Dicky. We all done it, except maybe Abeous Corpus over there. The best way to get around it is to never read the constitutional.

Richard Nixon: Hey, George...yeah, you...the older one. Tell your @#$%ing monkey boy son not to @#$%ing call me Dicky or his @ss is gonna end up on my @#$%ing enemies list. Clear?

George H. W. Bush: Gotcha, Dick. Wouldn't be prudent.

Theodore Roosevelt: Before we start playing, does anyone want to wrassle?

Gerald Ford: I would, Teddy, but I can't stay long. Matter of fact, I'm not used to hanging around anywhere too long.

Ronald Reagan: Fellas, I didn't bring much money with me. (smacks himself in the forehead) What was I thinking? I can just spend my children's money!

Dwight Eisenhower: Well, gentlemen, what do you say we hike our slacks up, and I mean way up, and get started.

George H.W. Bush: Sounds good, Ike. Hey, Georgey. Vamoose to the other room and play crazy eights with Quayle, will ya!

George W. Bush: Sure thing, Poppy!

1 comment :

  1. I also think Nixon would be recording the entire event which will come up later during Straightgate.