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American Idol Part 1: Bush Gives Back?


President Bush and Laura Bush made a valiant attempt to attach themselves to the fundraising juggernaut that is Idol Gives Back, last week's fundraising show for impoverished children which raised more than $70 million.


GEORGE: Good evening. Laura and I are pleased to join you tonight and thank you for raising millions of dollars for children living in poverty in America and Africa.

LAURA: Because of your generosity, African children will receive bed nets to protect against malaria, and some of America's poorest children will get medical care and healthy food.

GEORGE: We thank all American Idol viewers who have shown the good heart of America, and we thank all the celebrities who participated - including Bono - and all the contestants who sang their hearts out for these children. Say Laura, do you think I oughta sing something?

LAURA: I don't know darling. They've already seen you dance.


They've also seen Bush strum the guitar while thousands waited for assistance they never received in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It makes one wonder whether his sagging approval rating inspired the sudden interest in the plight of America's poor.

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  1. as usual, it was disgusting TO SEE these fools. just finished enjoying dolittle, all of a sudden the devil and his bride appeared on my screen. it was a nightmare, till i remembered and said "oh, we are on FOX".

    but, why the hell was he there? i do not get it, was it his idea? how does it concern him? i still do not get why this fool was there, and as usual he came AFTER ALL THE HARD WORK HAD BEEN DONE.

    Posted by: johnosahon | May 2, 2007 10:10:27 AM

  2. America is soooo over him. He just makes us nauseous whenever he appears and talks about anything!

    Posted by: Pugzz | May 2, 2007 10:11:16 AM

  3. My computer just crashed. The error was something about "Corrupted logic" as the smiling picture of the Idiot in Chief and his side twit came up on this Blog... Idunno.

    Posted by: Rad | May 2, 2007 10:14:38 AM

  4. As leader of the free world, he has the ability to affect aid for Africa in the billions on a government level...if he actually believed in this cause, he should be doing a lot more than this. But hey, why pass up a cheap and easy way to work on your approval ratings?

    Posted by: scientitian | May 2, 2007 10:16:15 AM

  5. Yet another reason not to watch TTV, trash television, they are using it to get support for their war and low poll numbers, disgusting, since they have shown not one bit of concern for the poor children, or adults in this country, and even though she has shown some interest in Africa, that continent is still just an after thought, care to do something about the genocide in Sudan Mr Bush? Didn't think so, those lives aren't worth it for your compassion or flying the flag for your version of democracy, just like that fake Clinton did with the genocide in Rwanda. But, since it is on the faux News Network, no surprise that Ailes gave you free time to be fake and attempt to speak English with that fake Texas accent.

    Posted by: Luke | May 2, 2007 10:18:46 AM

  6. Do you remember that Mandy Moore movie "American Dreamz"? "Dreams with a zee" It was written from a very distinct perspective about the way pop culture has developed through these past 6 years. In that movie the President also makes an appearance on said karaoke tv show.

    Posted by: Scott A | May 2, 2007 10:22:33 AM

  7. I thought the appearance of Bush on idol was thoughtful and classy. We should give Bush credit where credit is due. Of course he has been stupid in the past, but that doesn't mean we should mock him for doing something like this. He expressed his support for those living in poverty in America and Africa. That's a good message, regardless.

    -Paris, France

    Posted by: msr | May 2, 2007 10:37:32 AM

  8. "but that doesn't mean we should mock him for doing something like this. He expressed his support for those living in poverty in America and Africa."

    They can't help themselves. They are suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome.

    We'll probably have to have a telethon for them in 2009, maybe even wear a ribbon.

    Posted by: Tom | May 2, 2007 11:00:01 AM

  9. I was repulsed when Bush appeared at the end of AI. If the US were not engaged in the Iraq war, then we would be able to feed the poor here in the United States and organize global international aid. And then there is the issue of medical care for the 60 million uninsured. How about rebuilding New Orleans and the gulf states ravaged by Hurricane Katrina? The only thing missing from that scene with the Bush's was an oversized pie in the face and a hook dragging them both off stage. I cannot imagine what the producers of American Idol were thinking.

    Posted by: Johnny Lane | May 2, 2007 11:04:13 AM

  10. and a concert.

    Posted by: Tom | May 2, 2007 11:10:11 AM

  11. I cannot look at this man without getting angry and swearing. He and his cronies have failed miserably in their response to the terrorist network. The arrogant approach of this administration has made the US one of the most hated countries in the world. How the so-called leader of the Western world can be such a buffoon should be embarrassing to every American. His crimes against this country and the world should lead to his impeachment.

    Posted by: Bill | May 2, 2007 11:12:47 AM

  12. Um, he was on American Idol because its ratings are superior to his. He was trying to get a boost in his own approval ratings. Unfortunately, it was tediously scripted and devoid of any real meaning -- much like all the other actions and policies of his administration.

    Posted by: davitydave | May 2, 2007 11:34:59 AM

  13. In the spirit of American Idol, can we vote off the President tonight?

    Posted by: Curtis | May 2, 2007 11:36:41 AM

  14. We immediately turned the channel when George and Pickles came on the screen to whore themselves.

    Don't they get it? 70% of the American people, especially people under 35 years of age, hate George Bush.

    These two Republicans are pigs and Fox TV got an earful from me for doing this first thing this morning.

    Posted by: Christopher | May 2, 2007 11:44:43 AM

  15. and maybe one of those colored rubber bracelets.

    Posted by: Tom | May 2, 2007 11:46:13 AM

  16. I hope the dude from Paris was being facetious. Especially referring to Bush as "classy"!!! That cracked me up. The guy is thanking America for doing what he as the president should be doing, but isn't! That's rull classy alright!

    Their American Idol performance was weak. They obviously aren't very adept with the teleprompter, and they certainly aren't quick witted, so they appeared stiff, self-conscious and insincere.

    With everything that's going on with our country at the moment- should the President be taking time out of his schedule to make appearances on reality TV shows? If he had real concern for Africans and Americans in need, why did he wait until after the funds were raised to make an appearance? Why didn't he appear on the actual telethon to ask people to contribute? The whole thing just came off as another part of the Bush Administration's propaganda machine.

    Was his appearance on Malaria Awareness Day just a set up for their "joke"? I guess even George will play the fool if he's told it will "bring up the numbers". Good thing playing the fool comes naturally for him.

    Posted by: Patrick | May 2, 2007 12:03:06 PM

  17. The "Do Nothing" followed the Doolittle.

    Posted by: mark m | May 2, 2007 12:26:36 PM

  18. I dont know whats funnier reading the comments of liberals who profess such openness and tolerance attacking the President and his wife or knowing that your lives are such utter wastes of time that you actually threw an hour of your life in the garbage watching American Idol. Enjoy your cheetos and beer, you self rightous idiots.

    Posted by: mikey | May 2, 2007 12:30:02 PM

  19. P.S. I'm a idiot.

    Posted by: Mikey | May 2, 2007 12:35:41 PM

  20. I think the rather tepid applause of the audience says it all...

    Posted by: Kamasutra Jones | May 2, 2007 12:41:07 PM

  21. all of you can go to hell. you chastize him for being evil but then when he tries to do something nice and promote charity you drag him through the coals. GOOD JOB George and Laura and please don't mind the idiots on this board.

    Posted by: donnie | May 2, 2007 12:43:48 PM

  22. The audacity of the fool to act as if he cared.

    He fiddeled on his guitar while new orleans flooded. he has turned all good aid for africa promoting family planning into abstinance based......the fewer children one has the higher one rises socioeconomicaly with more money in one's pocket and more time to imrpove one's education. besides the whole condoms are bad thing promotes the spread of aids in africa. What an a-hole i almost puked when he popped up and wished i had been in the audience to boo very loudly

    Posted by: pacificoceanboy | May 2, 2007 12:52:18 PM

  23. don't more americans vote for american idol than they do president?
    it was indeed an eye-burn to see those two skumbags pop up, and the stomach-turn was knowing they didn't bother to make a message for the benefit show the week before.

    Posted by: A.J. | May 2, 2007 1:18:28 PM

  24. Roughly one in four Americans actually approve of this man's performance as President. Yet all of them seem to find their way to Towleroad.

    The same percentage of Americans also believe Jesus could return in 2007.

    Coincidence? Not likely.

    Posted by: mark m | May 2, 2007 1:23:44 PM

  25. C'mon guys, give them a break! Bush is doing what he can, it's not his fault that those evil Democrat congressmen wouldn't let him give more money to the poor people in Africa and the USA. And it's expensive, trying to convince those stubborn Africans at risk for HIV that they should listen to the good Catholic priests and wait until marriage instead of using condoms. Asking for charity is hard work! Bush is setting a good example for the rest of us and we should all be proud of him and not question him. And poor Laura, she suffers more than any of us.

    Posted by: John T | May 2, 2007 3:16:41 PM

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