Thursday, February 22, 2007

She-Joker™ Frightens Children, Goes Shopping for a New Doghouse

United States first lady Laura Bush listens to a student as Savannah Hartley looks on during a visit to an elementary school in D'Iberville, Mississippi February 22, 2007. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES)

Ol' "Crazy Eyes", looking increasingly like Jack Nicholson and/or Elizabeth Dole, had a photo-optacular* trip down the ol' mississip today, YAY! If the above child is any indication, the tots were simply thrilled to be in the First Lady's charismatic presence.

Later she got to experience the thrill of perhaps the cutsiest post-disaster marketing campaign ever: the adorably alliterative Katrina Cottages:

U.S. first lady Laura Bush (L) talks with Mayor Connie Moran during a tour of Katrina Cottages - small-scale, quickly-built homes designed after Hurricane Katrina - in Ocean Springs, Mississippi February 22, 2007. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES)

I'm guessing that Laura couldn't help but think, as she was perusing the teensy, gaily-painted sheds, "I have GOT to get one of those for Barney and Miss Beazley."

*I can't believe it took me two years of blogging to finally invent that word.


brooklyn red said...

I'm no fan of Laura's, and she probably was thinking about something for her pets (if she was thinking) when she looked at the "Katrina Cottages", but don't dismiss them as gaily painted sheds. They actually represent some forward thinking design related to housing people who have been displaced and were developed in a thoughtful, collaborative way in communities. The photo-op is depressing - the housing is not. There's more on

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Excellent! Thanks, red.

Anonymous said...

She's wearing a slipcover from one of my old couches!

ps, what happened to the best o'DC post?


Lulu Maude said...

She just snagged the lead in Shining II.

Congratulations, Laura!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Why are her teeth always pink?
Do you think she feasts on raw flesh before she smiles for the camera?

pissed off patricia said...

Couple of years back, didn't her husband, the human/chimp missing link, assign her the job of dealing with street gangs or something. Did she get that taken care of before she began her child scaring, dog house shopping tour?

Lulu Maude said...

Hmm, Patricia, now that you mention it, that's probably why W clings to the creationist theory so desperately.

Y' learn something new every day!

Anonymous said...

princess poop for brains, you're an idiot.

Blue Gal said...

Princess I've been trying all morning to get Laura's face on this one and without good photoshopping it's hopeless.

Cause on Larry King she looked just like this:

The guy with the hands could be Karl Rove OR Cheney. Bonus!