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As this 2014 New Yorker article points out, a message aired prior to the show's premiere in 1971 warning viewers that the show sought "to throw a humorous ... man who routinely shows discomfort with progressive ideas, cries when his truck is dying, and is disappointed to find that George W. Bush has a weak handshake.
We see, for example, the parallels between Britain's actions during the 1956 Suez crisis and George W. Bush's criminal invasion of Iraq. We also see how the ... But the queen is the star, and Deborah Persoff has all the humor, presence and majesty needed to carry both the role and the evening. She has to ...

He voted against President George W. Bush's sweeping tax relief package in 2001, but voted in 2006 to extend those tax cuts. ... His edgy and sarcastic sense of humor — even when it's schtick — helped cement his media image as a straight-talking "maverick" and made him a hit with late-night TV hosts ...
Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush shared a pew and a pulpit Tuesday at a Buckhead church, where hundreds of mourners remembered former Georgia Gov. and U.S. Sen. ... I will never forget the lessons he taught me, his witty sense of humor, or his contagious smile.
George W. Bush is no wallflower. The 43rd U.S. president, 71, tore up the dance floor at nephew Pierce Bush's wedding in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ... And then there's his famous struggle with the inauguration poncho that caused a rush of memes to flood Twitter. He had a good sense of humor about it.
George W. Bush, 71, showed himself in a very different light as he danced the night away at his nephew, Pierce Bush's wedding in Colorado Springs over ... During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last year, he showed off his humorous side by making fun of the way he says made up words such as ...

Turtle Creek Chorale has chosen anthems of past and present "to help bring peace and harmony to our chaotic humanity" in its program at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. "We Shall Overcome" and the premiere of a new commissioned piece, ...
Every president since has been lampooned - from Chevy Chase's bumbling Gerald Ford to Will Ferrell's malaprop-prone George W. Bush. But, except for some dark Nixon humor, notably by the comedian David Frye, modern presidents have generally been mocked with a gentle wink, not a snarl. Trump is ...
Every president since has been lampooned — from Chevy Chase's bumbling Gerald Ford to Will Ferrell's malaprop-prone George W. Bush. But, except for some dark Nixon humor, notably by the comedian David Frye, modern presidents have generally been mocked with a gentle wink, not a snarl. Trump is ...
Robert Grossman at his studio on Crosby Street in New York City, 1968. Jan Welt/Courtesy of the Grossman Family. Robert Grossman, the artist and illustrator whose musician portraits and madcap political caricatures featured on the cover and in the pages of Rolling Stone, died March 15th at the age of 78.
Robert Grossman, a prolific and outlandish illustrator who made President Richard M. Nixon into Pinocchio, put President George W. Bush in a dunce cap ... While at Yale he edited the humor magazine The Yale Record, creating a parody issue of The New Yorker and drawing its spot-on cover, which had ...
Known as "Bucky" Bush, the brother of President George H.W. Bush, uncle of President George W. Bush and youngest son of Sen. Prescott Sheldon Bush of Connecticut was also active ... Bush's September 1989 trip to Malta received some humorous notoriety. His brother, then president, asked him about ...
Upending a decades-long tradition of tears, nervous humor, thank-yous and general good will, he sent actress Sacheen Littlefeather in his place to the 1973 ... The filmmaker ascended the stage to a standing ovation, but the mood soon shifted as he attacked George W. Bush as a “fictitious president” and ...
"The FBI guys were like snickering quietly. 'So, um, sir, we have to ask you about not being funny enough.' Yeah, that was a real thing." Luckily they had a sense of humor. As did members of the outgoing administration. When Penn ran into one of President George W. Bush's senior advisers in Washington, ...
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks about President Abraham Lincoln's knack for humor and storytelling in a talk at TED2008, where she .... Former presidents Bush and Clinton were interviewed at the 2017 Graduation of Presidential Leadership Scholars at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
According to Michael Wolff's book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” staffers worried that Trump didn't have the self-deprecating sense of humor to pull off such a dinner appearance. Ari Fleischer, press secretary under President George W. Bush, does not think that Trump should go.
George W. Bush once used his self-deprecating humor to come to the aid of Lea's daughter. Lea and her daughter were at a farewell dinner the Bushes threw her when she left the White House, and her daughter, Alice, then 14 years old, was seated next to the president. He asked her how school was ...

However, Cottrell did not shy away from using humor to express his political opinions when he described President George W. Bush as “the squinty one” and Trump as “an embarrassment.” But the lecture was not entirely comprised of humor. Cottrell devoted a considerable portion of his speech to ...
NEW YORK – Vilas Tonape, an Indian American artist, was recently invited by President George W. Bush to his mansion in Dallas, Texas. After serving the people of the U.S. ... Tonape described the lesson to be a fun and lively one as President Bush has a great sense of humor. During their break for lunch, ...
Showing that God does indeed have a sense of humor, He gave them Mr. Trump. Yet in God's ... George W. Bush was the evangelical candidate in 2000: He pushed traditional conservative policies, but he doesn't come close to Mr. Trump's courageous blunt strokes in defense of evangelicals. Evangelicals ...
18 column, Bill Mick lamented that our "overly sensitive society" couldn't find humor in a scene from the children's movie "Peter Rabbit." In this scene a character is pelted with ... It was signed into law by President George W. Bush in the guise of too many frivolous lawsuits. There are narrow exceptions built ...
Showing that God does indeed have a sense of humor, He gave them Mr. Trump. Yet in God's ... George W. Bush was the evangelical candidate in 2000: He pushed traditional conservative policies, but he doesn't come close to Mr. Trump's courageous blunt strokes in defense of evangelicals. Evangelicals ...
Great rap has a habit of springing forth from bad circumstances, and Vallejo's had its fair share: In the last decade alone, a housing market implosion brought on by George W. Bush's recession critically wounded the local budget, ultimately forcing the city council into a rare filing for municipal bankruptcy ...
Yeah, we all might still have warm and fuzzy feelings about Stephen Colbert shredding George W. Bush to his face that one time, but that was like 12 years ... Not having the president there might actually be a step up, especially when the president is as despicable and intrinsically humor-free as Trump, but ...
When Will Ferrell returns to host “Saturday Night Live” these days, two questions promptly come to mind: How soon is he going to play President George W. Bush? And then what will he do? In answer to the first question: Mr. Ferrell, the “S.N.L.” alumnus and star of films like “Anchorman,” “Step Brothers” and ...
Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Law School professor and a former top Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration, wrote last year on the Lawfare ... Several people who know him say he is intensely focused on his mission while maintaining a wry sense of humor and ironic detachment.
George W. Bush once used his self-deprecating humor to come to the aid of Lea's daughter. Lea and her daughter were at a farewell dinner the Bushes threw her when she left the White House, and her daughter, Alice, then 14 years old, was seated next to the president. He asked her how school was ...
We often engaged in gallows humor about what it was going to be like for me once I went to jail. ... My case was part of a broader crackdown on reporters and whistleblowers that had begun during the presidency of George W. Bush and continued far more aggressively under the Obama administration, ...
His policies will not diverge significantly from that of George W. Bush or Barrack Hussein Obama. Why do I say this? .... More humorously, if one can find humor in this situation at all, is that FMS probably aids the U.S. military-industrial complex more than it aids Pakistan. Why? Well for one thing, FMF funds ...
... but even those who aren't regulars know they will get political humor (with a strong liberal lean) with a lot of swearing mixed in, as well as references to ... on President Donald Trump, who Maher said made him wish for the days of less dangerous Republicans such as George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.
We're being attacked. George W. Bush would've added the Transportation Department to the Axis of Evil by now. The Museum of Television in Beverly Hills opened an exhibit of '60s TV commercials. They advertised 007 Cologne as guaranteed to overpower women. Today, just dabbing it on could get you ...
George W. Bush has really leaned into his leisurely life postpresidency. At a recent Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies baseball game in Arlington, TX, the former president walked past reporter Emily Jones during a live segment. What did he do next? In true fashion, he photobombed her. In the clip ...
George W. Bush Brings Laughs, Humility to 'Kimmel': 'The Best Humor Is When You Make Fun of Yourself'. News 8:51 AM PST, March 3, 2017 - Inside ... President George W. Bush could not resist laughing and getting candid as he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night while the host took pot ...
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks about President Abraham Lincoln's knack for humor and storytelling in a talk at TED2008, where she .... Former presidents Bush and Clinton were interviewed at the 2017 Graduation of Presidential Leadership Scholars at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
An unusual presidential interview, recalling a dark time. Scott Pelley and George W. Bush on Air Force One -- on the first anniversary of 9-11. George W. Bush: I can remember sitting right here in this office and realizing it was a defining moment in the history of the United States. I knew we were at war.
Americans have traditionally responded more positively to humor that “punches up” rather than “punches down. ... where wings take dream”) on the campaign trail, President Bush quoted, before a roomful of reporters, Garrison Keillor's cutting line that “George W. Bush's lips are where words go to die.
The record does show that popular American presidents have effectively used self-deprecating humor to make jokes at their own expense. ... Perhaps that inability to ever laugh at himself or to admit a flaw or an error can explain why Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, ...
Former President George W. Bush is one of a number of presidents who added a little comedy into the annual White House turkey-pardoning tradition. ... The presidential turkey pardon demands a little humor, which means America's commanders in chief have flocked to become the dad-jokers in chief: 1.
... any circumstance — intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind," his statement read. ... a similar incident that took place when she was 16 years old in 2003, during the presidential term of Bush's son, former President George W. Bush.
... and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. ... presidential term of Bush's son, former President George W. Bush.
Bush issued an apology for his "attempt at humor." ... at Texas A&M, prior to a speech by their son, President George W. Bush, on March 17.
Former President George W. Bush had a reputation for embracing the lighthearted tradition in good humor. He donned everything from a ...
President George W. Bush did not hold a single public event during his .... Ford, who embraced humor in the presidency, replied with a joke.
George W. Bush, America's 43rd president was the speaker at Union ... (From what I can tell about Number 43's sense of humor, he would ...
... George W. Bush and Bill Clinton during the Hurricane Relief concert in College ... “A person who uses humor is often assumed to be a good, ...
Former Presidents from right, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush ... her in 2014, but passed off the interaction as an “attempt at humor.
However, passing it off as "humor" continues the outrage and appears an attempt to minimize the offense. In effect, it compounds and ...
... Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. And while their grandchildren did share some humorous disclosures about ...
... revealing a humorous side of the former leader of the free world and ... participant in the George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush projects, ...
... and conversation on "Humor and History: Satire's Role in Democracy." ... presidency and personality of George W. Bush and quickly climbed ...


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