This Is What Happens When You Let Idiots Run The Country

From here. The President apparently didn’t head the “Do not operate heavy machinery” warnings on his medication(s).

Does President Bush have it in for the press corps? Touring a Caterpillar factory in Peoria, Ill., the Commander in Chief got behind the wheel of a giant tractor and played chicken with a few wayward reporters. Wearing a pair of stylish safety glasses–at least more stylish than most safety glasses–Bush got a mini-tour of the factory before delivering remarks on the economy. “I would suggest moving back,” Bush said as he climbed into the cab of a massive D-10 tractor. “I’m about to crank this sucker up.” As the engine roared to life, White House staffers tried to steer the press corps to safety, but when the tractor lurched forward, they too were forced to scramble for safety.”Get out of the way!” a news photographer yelled. “I think he might run us over!” said another. White House aides tried to herd the reporters the right way without getting run over themselves. Even the Secret Service got involved, as one agent began yelling at reporters to get clear of the tractor. Watching the chaos below, Bush looked out the tractor’s window and laughed, steering the massive machine into the spot where most of the press corps had been positioned. The episode lasted about a minute, and Bush was still laughing when he pulled to a stop. He gave reporters a thumbs-up.

5 Responses

  1. Too bad nobody got a picture of him in the cab wearing a silly hat (such a picture did wonders for Dukakus).

  2. Sounds like they were too busy running for their lives. I’m hoping the Secret Service never lets him near heavy machinery again. Let’s hope he is more careful about the button that launches the nuclear bombs…

  3. Oh come on, don’t be so dour.

  4. No hat, but goggles and grin!

  5. That’s nothing. Did you hear about how many Iraqis got ran over when he took the US military joyriding about the middle east?

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