Bush Likes Filipino Cooks

Is it just me or is it every time Bush opens his mouth he say something stupid? Here’s another case in point of how classy George W. Bush is.

(via The Huffington Post)

PRESIDENT BUSH: Madam President, it is a pleasure to welcome you back
to the Oval Office. We have just had a very constructive dialogue.
First, I want to tell you how proud I am to be the President of a
nation that — in which there’s a lot of Philippine-Americans. They
love America and they love their heritage. And I reminded the President
that I am reminded of the great talent of the — of our
Philippine-Americans when I eat dinner at the White House. (Laughter.)


PRESIDENT BUSH: And the chef is a great person and a really good cook, by the way, Madam President.


See also the video on Countdown with Keith Olbermann where Olbermann ripped on the lame duck President. And rightly so!

I wonder what was going on in President Arroyo’s mind behind her polite chuckle.

But in fairness to Bush, he did help out with two U.S. Navy ships (thanks!) and it’s so true that Filipinos are awesome cooks. Hmm. Miss ko na lutong Pinoy!

Hang in there fellow Filipinos, Americans, and Filipino-Americans. It’s only a few more months before we finally wave back at Bush and cheer, good f@%$ing riddance!

P.S. As a Filipino-American, I’m not really that offended with Bush’s joke. It’s actually a compliment coming from Bush. I don’t even take it as a racist comment like some people are insinuating. However, Bush’s ignorance and lack of class continue to floor me. First, when you’re referring to actual people the correct term is "Filipino-Americans," not "Philippine-Americans." Second, as one commenter on the LA Times said "offensive or not, it’s pretty stupid and unpresidential." Exactly.

In a lot of ways Bush reminds me of former Philippine President Joseph Estrada. They’re both subjects of stupid jokes because of the stupid things they’ve said and done. Both of them are excellent examples of bad leadership. One big difference: Estrada was impeached. Filipinos are more gutsy than some Democratic leaders.


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