Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Presidential humor

Politicians always get funnier after they retire.

Former President Bush got some laughs today at the funeral of Gerald Ford. He talked about Chevy Chase’s depiction of Ford on “Saturday Night Live,” which characterized the 38th president as a stumbler. In reality Ford was quite athletic and just had one very public trip down the steps from Air Force One.

However, Bush 41 said Ford thought the Chevy routine was funny. He went on to say Ford taught him the importance of being able to laugh at yourself if you’re going to work in public service.

He then provided an impression of Dana Carvey doing an impression of him when he said:

“I could say more on the subject, but as Dana Carvey would say, not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent.”


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