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How many members of the Bush administration does it take to change a light bulb ?

Apparently this is somewhat dated (in Bush administration terms) and has probably done many a round amongst dear dissident American friends but its only just landed as far afield as my inbox. Thought it was worth circulating in the lead up to the November elections …

1. One to deny that a light bulb needs to be changed;

2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs to be changed;

3. One to blame Clinton for burning out the light bulb;

4. One to tell the nations of the world that they either favor changing the light bulb or support darkness;

5. One to give a billion-dollar no-bid contract to Halliburton for the new light bulb;

6. One to arrange a photograph of Bush, dressed as a janitor, standing on a step-ladder under the banner “Light Bulb Change Accomplished”;

7. One administration insider to resign and write a book documenting in detail how Bush was literally “in the dark”;

8. One to viciously smear #7;

9. One surrogate to campaign on TV and at rallies on how George Bush has had a strong light bulb-changing policy all along;

10. And, finally, one to confuse Americans about the difference between screwing a light bulb and screwing the country.

2 comments on “How many members of the Bush administration does it take to change a light bulb ?

  1. tellitlikeitis
    24 October, 2006

    That’s awesome. I’m going to see if my (very Republican) Dad likes this as much as he normally enjoys light bulb jokes!!

    One of the first things I have noticed since arriving back home is the quantity and quality of political advertising on the television. I’m going to try to do some video captures and post some of it…I mean, really ridiculous stuff.

    Great post…and I’m glad to be back.

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This entry was posted on 23 October, 2006 by in Corp-watch, Corruption, Elections, Empire, War and Terror, Hegemon-watch, Humour, International Relations, Iraq, USA.

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