Monday, July 12, 2004

"The Greatest Single Event of My Life"

Mr. Pink of East Lampeter, Pennsylvania tells the story of his encounter with the President of the United States.

Adam, Brendan, and I rose our banner (the More Trees, Less Bush one) and he turned to wave to our side of the road. His smile faded, and he raised his left arm in our direction. And then, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States of America, extended his middle finger....

A ponytailed man standing next to us confirmed the event, saying, "I do believe the President of the U.S. just gave you boys the finger." We laughed probably for the next half hour, and promptly told everyone we knew. Brendan actually snapped a picture of Bushy in action, but the glare and the tint of the bus windows make it difficult to see him at all. Nonetheless, it was the best possible reaction.

We pissed George W. Bush off. We are true patriots.

Mr. Ooze provides some background on what turns out to be a most ancient gesture.

We are truly blessed to live in our country.

(Thanks to Mr. Doolittle of BadAttitudes for bringing this story to a broader audience.)