Unsatisfied with bombing the shit out of Afghanistan and Iraq, Chimpy sets his sights on Montanna where he told a joke…
About a guy trying to get to Livingston, Mont. “To get to Livingston, you’ve got to go down the highway,” Bush says during a recent “town meeting” in Great Falls, Mont. “And you go through the cattle guard. And you turn left. And go through another cattle guard.”
Bush chuckles, races through his setup, then hurtles into his punch line.
“And a fellow comes back and says, ‘Hey, what color uniforms do those cattle guards have on?’ ”
Get it? Like, the doofus in the joke thought “cattle guards” were people (protecting the cows), as opposed to steel rails (placed at fence openings to stop cows from walking onto roads).
The crowd is silent. Bush’s face freezes in a guess-you-had-to-be-there smile.
OK, that’s how the Washington Post told the story. Here’s the White House’s account of Chimpy’s “joke”, which despite the helpful inclusion “laughter and applause” describes an situation that is even more lame than the Post’s version.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Very good. I thought you were going to ask me if I knew how to get to Livingston. (Laughter.) It’s like that guy, said, what color — he said, to get to Livingston, you’ve got to go down the highway and you go through the cattle guard, and you — (laughter) — turn left, and go through another cattle guard. And a fellow comes back and says, hey, what color uniforms do those cattle guards have on? (Laughter and applause.) That never happens in Montana.
Maybe he should bring back the slideshow depicting his search for the WMDs, that one killed.