Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009

But What About Dolphins, Mr. President

On Sept. 26, 2008, George W. Bush opened the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History's new Sant Ocean Hall by attempting to explain what the ocean means to him personally.

"I didn't grow up in the ocean, as a matter of fact — er, near the ocean. I grew up in the desert. Therefore, it was a pleasant contrast to see the ocean. And I particularly like it when I'm fishing. It turns out I'm not the first president who liked to fish, it turns out the first president really liked to fish. George Washington, I was reading where one time he caught 100,000 herring in a single day."

We're not impressed unless he did he did it with his bare hands.