Monday, September 29, 2008

The Joke That NEVER Gets Old


First lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Hager read their book 'Read All About It!' during the National Book Festival in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)


Apologies to Mr. Magana.

UPDATE: This just got reposted at Democratic Underground with the phrase "NOT a Photoshop." LOL. Um, Democratic Underground people, you may wish to re-read my headline, wonder why I would feel it necessary to apologize to the photographer, and consult my post in the comments section.

I guess I have to really say it plainly so the gullible understand: THIS IS A FAKE, PHOTOSHOPPED JOKE PICTURE.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is it about members of the First Family reading books to children at moments of crisis?

Velvet said...

I'm actually wondering if LB is holding the book upside down...if you compare it to Jenna's book, which then reminds me that GW was reading "My Pet Goat" upside down too when someone whispered in his ear that we were under attack.

drew in sf said...

Velvet - she is. The art's the same (they are on the same page).. Laura's is flipped.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

... something about a certain joke never getting old...

Anonymous said...

Auntie Sparkle Pony, is it wrong that I HATE these women as much as I do? Is it wrong that I wish them nothing but pain & suffering?

Does thinking these things make me a bad person?

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

To be honest, I would say "Yes."

Pity, OK; but outright hatred? Naw. They're too amusing.

Muscato said...

Absolutely: pity. They are, in the end, tragic accessories to the real crime (although some of their accessories are pretty criminal - does Jenna actually own any sleeves?).

Save the hatred for the directly elected and deeply implicated.

Now, what they stand for? Yeah, I think we can all go ahead and hate that. A lot.

g said...

No. Is that for real? Tell me that's photoshopped!!

C'mon!!!

Whose book is rightside up?

Look at Pickles' mouth.

Steve said...

Not Jenna isn't included, again. That girl surely must have some abandonment issues. Which might not be a bad thing in this family.

desertwind said...

Jenna's husband is sure to run for office.

Then we can hate her.

Anonymous said...

In this picture, they are sitting so badly that it looks as if they took im-posture lessons from "Dr" Rice.

Karen Zipdrive said...

OMG Laura's book is upside down!!!

dguzman said...

Indeed, it never gets old, Princess. But why is Laura about to hurl all over her upside-down book? Or is that her shrieking, "Oh dear mah book's upside-turvy! A-hee, a-hee, a-hee!"

And she doesn't even have the excuse of holding the microphone. That's just sad. Children, pay no attention to these hideous creatures on the stage.

tangobaby said...

Princess Sparkle Pony, I love you so much. I have shown your sparkleness to all of my work colleagues and they love you too.

I will stop reading HuffPo and just come here now for my news.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Oh, god, tangobaby, don't come here looking for news!

This post, if anything, should be reason enough not to do that.

tangobaby said...

I'm done with the news. I just want Princess Sparkle Pony from now on.

ps. My sweetie went to Stanford, where apparently all of the students detested Condi when she was the prevost, and in a last ditch effort to save the university so she would not become its president, they gave her to the Bush Administration. I don't know if you knew that Stanford is partially responsible for ruining our country.

Anonymous said...

As a staffer at UC Berkeley, who sees itself as Stanford's arch-rival, I can say that certain among this unversity's community snicker into their hands about exactly what tangobaby just said.

tangobaby said...

Now I feel bad that I ratted out on Stanford, but it's true. Bummer, huh?