ALERT: I am really not making this up. This was actually published in U.S. News and World Report, written by Paul Bedard and posted August 20, 2006.
Animal House in the West Wing
He loves to cuss, gets a jolly when a mountain biker wipes out trying to keep up with him, and now we’re learning that the first frat boy loves flatulence jokes. A top insider let that slip when explaining why President Bush is paranoid around women, always worried about his behavior. But he’s still a funny, earthy guy who, for example, can’t get enough of fart jokes. He’s also known to cut a few for laughs, especially when greeting new young aides, but forget about getting people to gas about that.
Now, I am far from above a good poopie joke. And a well placed fart is always good for a laugh. And I don’t hold it against the President that he has a sense of humor similar to mine–that of a nine-year old boy. But you think that he would feel that he could control it in front of women, or even heads of state during a G-8 meeting.
I wonder, though, if Condi can burp the A, B, C’s.