George Bush Was On Jimmy Kimmel
A few years ago, it seemed that the world had more than enough of “The Decider,” former President of the United States, George W. Bush. As of late, the man has been making the news once again. Since leaving the oval office, Bush Jr. has taken up some hobbies, and one of them is painting. One of the recurring subjects he paints is the image of a little Afghan boy who George says haunts his dreams. No doubt it’s a result of the guilt and responsibility the man feels for how the war in Iraq and the Middle East went down. But we’re not here to talk about the ethics of wars.
What we are here to talk about is humility and grace under fire – two traits that Bush has come to embrace since his years of being the most powerful man in the world. Coincidentally enough, those are two traits that the current president, Donald J. Trump, would really benefit from embracing himself.
While on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his new book, Kimmel asked Bush if he ever had an issue with any number of the many celebrity impersonations of himself. Bush goes on to crack jokes at his own expense, and it’s clear by his response that he didn’t give a crap. In watching his interview with Kimmel, I’ve come to realise that Bush was a genuinely funny person as he uses words like “strategery” and “misunderestimate.” Bush even names the person who he believed did the best impersonation of him, a man named Steve Bridges who sadly has since passed away.
Watching two George Bush’s speaking at a White House Correspondents’ dinner might be one of the funniest things I’ve ever watched. If you don’t laugh at least once, you have no soul. I never thought I’d say this, but maybe Trump needs to take some lessons from Bush and just lighten up a bit.