Alex Massie

The Crawford Massive

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George W Bush invited some friendlies to the White House this afternoon for a friendly little chat.  K-Lo was there to gush:

Asked what traits people should look for in choosing a President, George Bush responded immediately: “Be comfortable with your family. Work hard to make sure there is love in the White House.”

He went on to talk about how a president needs to have “rock solid” principles and warned that D.C. is a town where they will be constantly challenged. “If your principles ever get eroded, I don’t know how you will look in the mirror.”

He also said it was important to “soak in the beauty and greatness of America.” And whoever gets to the White House, he says: “Enjoy it as best you possibly can.” Reflectively he said of running for president, “I’m glad I did it.” 

Got to love that "reflectively" don't you? As though deciding to run for President was akin to choosing the red snapper over the veal for your supper.

As for making sure "there is love in the White House" well, that sounds like something drawn from the Ali G manifesto doesn't it?

Election now, please.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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