Bush – Cusack – Wonder – Garfunkel – Cetera

RIP Barbara Bush. When I hear liberals and conservatives alike celebrating her life and mourning her passing, I am certain she was a wonderful person. As First Lady and thereafter, she worked tirelessly to promote family literacy. Although there is some irony that the person living in the White House today doesn’t read anything, Barbara Bush and her Foundation for Family Literacy has helped millions.

I wanted to follow some of the news coverage last night including the news of Mrs. Bush’s passing, but there was this movie …

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Regurgitating Presidential History

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No, this pic is not one of the numerous times that Barbara Bush tried to chloroform President George H W Bush. Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of President Bush vomiting on the Japanese Prime Minister at the time, and this pic captured First Lady Babs Bush trying to minimize the massive spewage with a napkin. That worked about as well as you might imagine. If you are too young to remember this, or just want to relive a great moment in presidential history, you can watch it here with some added SNL footage at the end …

Of course, President Bush was embarrassed and contrite at his regurgitive faux pas, and the Japanese Prime Minister was as gracious as possible with a lap full of Bush chunks. This anniversary of a sitting President literally vomiting on a world leader would probably be forgotten if not for one thing.

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