News Our President: “I’m About to Crank This Sucker Up.”
posted by January 31 at 12:16 PMon
This post over at the Newsweek Blogs is notable not just because it relays how President Bush jokingly tried to crush members of the media with an industrial tractor, but also because of the long comment thread that ensues. Most of the commenters are rightfully upset that the President couldn’t seem to stop laughing after the Secret Service pulled journalists out of the path of the multi-ton death machine, but others are upset that he didn’t actually crush the reporters:
Posted By: M D (1/31/2007 at 12:04:45 PM)
Comment: Come on, it’s not like loosing a few reporters would be a huge loss. They’re like pimps and drug dealers, you run a few down and a few more pop up to take their place.
Posted By: Conroy Boykin (1/31/2007 at 10:17:45 AM)
Comment: A good start on burying you liberal skumbuckets under tons of manure!!
Posted By: Michael Cugini (1/31/2007 at 9:35:28 AM)
Comment: Shame Chris Matthews and Keith Olberman werent’ there either to be run over. MSNBCs crack assasins and one sided biased hosts could use a good stomping to get them to see both sides of a story.
Posted By: David Jurman (1/31/2007 at 12:38:56 PM)
Comment: It’s a shame that the media didn’t mention how busy the Caterpillar plant was. It seems they always miss how good the economy is and find something to complain about. It seems the President’s tractor test opened some of their eyes. Too bad it didn’t open their minds. Dr Jurman, Monroe,ct
Posted By: Mike Hall (1/31/2007 at 8:40:51 AM)
Comment: So??? So whats a few less communist members of the press. I think the President needs a few more opportunities as this. Shame Nancy Pelosi or Ms Clinton wasn’t in the crowd.
Since there’s almost nothing that can be said to any of this, I instead close with a link to a radio show that features the late, great Don Walser (a.k.a. “God’s Own Yodeler,” a.a.k.a. “The Pavarotti Of The Plains”) singing one of the finest songs in his repertoire: “The John Deere Tractor Song.” I saw him sing it live once in Boston, and I nearly wept for the goodness of it.