Video: David Gregory, “dancing man”

posted at 11:32 am on April 3, 2007 by Ian


President Bush zinged David Gregory as “dancing man” during today’s presser. At last week’s Radio and Television Correspondents’ Dinner, the wooden, stilted, barely moving “dancing man” got called up on stage to join MC Rove’s entourage. Gregory is the flailing scarecrow in the background. However, this isn’t the first time Gregory has thrown out his dancing skillz. In 2005, he “danced” to the tune of Feliz Navidad on the “Today” show.

A run on Dancing with the Stars can’t be far off now.

Transcript:

BUSH: For those of you not aware, Gregory put on a show the other–

GREGORY: Everybody’s aware, Mr. President, thank you–

BUSH: Well maybe the listeners aren’t–

GREGORY: Yeah, that’s alright.

BUSH: That was a beautiful performance, seriously.

GREGORY: Thank you very much Mr. President. Mr. President, you say the Democrats are undercutting the troops…

(hat tip: TV Newser. Post edited by Bryan.)


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I had the misfortune of witnessing it firsthand. David Gregory makes Tucker Carlson look like Baryshnikov.

Michelle on April 3, 2007 at 11:40 AM

Did he say “undercutting the truth” or “undercutting the troops”?

amerpundit on April 3, 2007 at 11:44 AM

Troops, I think.

Ian on April 3, 2007 at 11:45 AM

Sounded like Gregory wasn’t very happy with the dancing man reference… gee, maybe he’ll end up losing his journalistic objectivity.

dalewalt on April 3, 2007 at 11:46 AM

Although, both would be an accurate description of the Democrats.

amerpundit on April 3, 2007 at 11:47 AM

Rove. Gregory. Tucker.

Ok, can we all agree that white men can’t dance?

honora on April 3, 2007 at 11:48 AM

Dang, that Baryshnikov can dance.

amerpundit on April 3, 2007 at 11:48 AM

Not a journalist.

Not a reporter.

Not a dancer.

Just a professional heckler, begging for attention.

fogw on April 3, 2007 at 11:52 AM

Hey honora…my husbands (1-ex 1-deceased) would laugh at your statement…both could dance up a storm and they were…wait for it honora….WHITE!! But, of course you don’t really care about the truth…tinfoil hatted leftist loon lies are so much better, huh?

sharinlite on April 3, 2007 at 11:53 AM

Ok, can we all agree that white men can’t dance?

No

News2Use on April 3, 2007 at 11:59 AM

Hey honora…my husbands (1-ex 1-deceased) would laugh at your statement…both could dance up a storm and they were…wait for it honora….WHITE!! But, of course you don’t really care about the truth…tinfoil hatted leftist loon lies are so much better, huh?
sharinlite on April 3, 2007 at 11:53 AM

Know what’s better than knowing how to dance? Having a modicum of humor. Try it.

honora on April 3, 2007 at 11:59 AM

Ok, can we all agree that white men can’t dance?

honora on April 3, 2007 at 11:48 AM

Dang, that Baryshnikov can dance.

amerpundit on April 3, 2007 at 11:48 AM

Barishnikov could dance. You lose honora.

Bad Candy on April 3, 2007 at 12:00 PM

Gregory’s dancing is kind of like “Lerch” Meets “Herman Munster”…

Malpaso on April 3, 2007 at 12:01 PM

Heh. I will give you this honora, That MCRove bit was horrifying, even for an eeeevil conservative like me.

Bad Candy on April 3, 2007 at 12:02 PM

Rove. Gregory. Tucker.
Ok, can we all agree that white men can’t dance?

honora on April 3, 2007 at 11:48 AM

Yes, we can, but only if the left can admit that Islam and terrorism is directly related.

Zetterson on April 3, 2007 at 12:03 PM

I know of one White man who can dance.

amerpundit on April 3, 2007 at 12:06 PM

Yes, yes, honora.
It’s always funny to demean a racial group based on some assumed characteristic. How humorless of us not to see how that’s funny.
Of course, if one were to argue that black men can’t play QB in the NFL that would be similarly funny. (Or PG in the NBA.)

It. Is. To. Laugh.

birkel on April 3, 2007 at 12:06 PM

I know of one White man who could dance. Or make that two.

amerpundit on April 3, 2007 at 12:06 PM

You’re right!Wwhite men can’t dance: we know Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Conner, and all those guys in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” were aided by CGI.

Malpaso on April 3, 2007 at 12:08 PM

Yes, we can, but only if the left can admit that Islam and terrorism is directly related.

Zetterson on April 3, 2007 at 12:03 PM

And the award for the most egregious non sequitor goes to….

honora on April 3, 2007 at 12:08 PM

Come to think of it, there are a few.

amerpundit on April 3, 2007 at 12:08 PM

Yes, yes, honora.
It’s always funny to demean a racial group based on some assumed characteristic. How humorless of us not to see how that’s funny.
Of course, if one were to argue that black men can’t play QB in the NFL that would be similarly funny. (Or PG in the NBA.)

It. Is. To. Laugh.

birkel on April 3, 2007 at 12:06 PM

Oh for the love of God, where is it you folks go to have your sense of fun and humor removed?? God, what a grim world view.

honora on April 3, 2007 at 12:10 PM

I get the joke. I just don’t think you’re funny.

KelliD on April 3, 2007 at 12:13 PM

Gregory harkens back to the schoolhouse bully who as we used to say, can dish it out, but can’t take it.

JeffB. on April 3, 2007 at 12:15 PM

honora, I remember the days when you were everybody’s favorite liberal commenter. What happened?

Rick on April 3, 2007 at 12:16 PM

This is a guy who speaks wonderful, fluent French.

Obviously he would be a great dancer.

Bravo David, time for another cocktail!

benrand on April 3, 2007 at 12:19 PM

Bravo David, time for another cocktail!

benrand on April 3, 2007 at 12:19 PM

I think that’s Michael Ware’s department.

Rick on April 3, 2007 at 12:23 PM

Applying a loose definition of the word “dancing.”

Actually, I’d say it’s a loose definition of the word “man.”

Sydney Carton on April 3, 2007 at 12:26 PM

Yes, we can, but only if the left can admit that Islam and terrorism is directly related.

Zetterson on April 3, 2007 at 12:03 PM
And the award for the most egregious non sequitor goes to….

honora on April 3, 2007 at 12:08 PM

Thank you very much. I’d just like to dedicate this award to Osama, Muhammed, Abdul, Akmed, Wahid, Abu and last but not least Ayman.

Zetterson on April 3, 2007 at 12:27 PM

And honora, did you mean to say non sequitur?

I think you are learning that white people are very sensitive about their lack of dancing ability.

Zetterson on April 3, 2007 at 12:32 PM

It’s nice to see the Prez smile and laugh a little.

He’s been looking quite haggard these days.

omnipotent on April 3, 2007 at 1:25 PM

Looks like everyone got up on the wrong side of the rock today. As usual.

:::hunkers down in expectation of caveman indignation:::

baldilocks on April 3, 2007 at 1:33 PM

Lighten up, Honora was using a stereotype, one that happens to be mostly true. We do it all the time in talking about illegals, Europeans, Muslims, etc. If we can’t even laugh at ourselves then we need to shut up and just sulk all day.

RW Wacko on April 3, 2007 at 1:45 PM

continuing (in a perfect world):

BUSH: (INTERRUPTING GREGORY) Hey, y’all remember that song back in the 70s. About a dancing queen? Those girls sang it. (LOOKING OFF TO HIS RIGHT) Who sang it? Y’all remember? Abba? Yeah. . .

GREGORY: Mr. President, if I could continue–

BUSH: That could be your theme song, David. ‘Cept we’d change “queen” to “man” or something. So you’d be the “Dancin’ Man.” They could re-do that song for you, David. Wouldn’t that be great? Or they could keep “queen” in the title. But that wouldn’t be for you, would it, David? Unless you’re keeping something from us (BUSH WINKS. CHUCKLES COME FROM THE CROWD).

GREGORY: Mr. President, why do you say the Democrats undercut–

BUSH: (LOOKING OFF TO HIS RIGHT AGAIN) What’s that? Oh, yeah. The Jacksons. “Dancin’ Machine.” That’s another one for you, David. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you David Gregory: the Dancin’ Machine of the White House Press Corps.

(APPLAUSE ALL AROUND. GREGORY FUMES, RED-FACED. THE PRESIDENT JUST GRINS)

BUSH: Hey, Dave, we’ll all clap our hands and you can bust a move for us.

Gottafang on April 3, 2007 at 1:50 PM

Oh for heaven’s sake. Honora was joking! It was actually the first thought I had as I watched this.

But PLEASE honora! Apologize to all those ROCKIN white men reading this.

;-)

Rightwingsparkle on April 3, 2007 at 1:52 PM

Yeah, my response was way more serious sounding than I meant it. It was mildly funny, in an obvious joke sorta way.

That said, Bad Candy is….LORD OF THE DANCE! *Michael Flatley pose*

Bad Candy on April 3, 2007 at 2:19 PM

Looks like everyone got up on the wrong side of the rock today. As usual.

:::hunkers down in expectation of caveman indignation:::

baldilocks on April 3, 2007 at 1:33 PM

I’m not 100% in love with your tone right now…

Heh.

/will have roast duck w/ mango salsa

Bad Candy on April 3, 2007 at 2:26 PM

I agree, I read honora’s initial post as ‘joking’ and have heard that all my life…white men can’t dance. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt on this one. It’s her past ‘history’ hereabouts that tend, imo, to make people take everything she writes with a huge chip. You reap what you sow.

dustoffmom on April 3, 2007 at 2:30 PM

Coming from a White man with Colombian blood (great rhythm, no grace. I look like the monster from Young Frankenstein on the dance floor) I can’t help but largely agree with honora on this one. However, a caveat applies: those White men who CAN dance, well, they are pretty freakin’ outstanding! Unfortunately, I have ween the ballet performances that prove it (I blame my wife for that)…

Militant Bibliophile on April 3, 2007 at 2:31 PM

Drat it all, SEEN, not ween.

Militant Bibliophile on April 3, 2007 at 2:32 PM

Someone queue up Abba for David Gregory…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on April 3, 2007 at 2:37 PM

He’s a Dancing Fool! I maybe totally wrong, but he’s a Dancing Fool!

Kini on April 3, 2007 at 3:04 PM

Remember when Tony Snow said David Gregory was partisan and FOX News and every right-wing blog ran with it? And then Snow apologized and said he was wrong? And then nobody talked about the issue anymore? Ah, good times.

Nonfactor on April 3, 2007 at 3:07 PM

David Gregory has the moves, ’tis true. The last time I saw movement like that was when I accidentally touched a live wire while standing in a pool of water.

Bust a move, Greg!

jaleach on April 3, 2007 at 3:07 PM

Ooops, I should have said, “Bust a move, Dave”.

Ehh, who am I kidding? Like I care about this hack.

jaleach on April 3, 2007 at 3:09 PM

Nonfactor, go back under your bridge. No troll food for you!

Bad Candy on April 3, 2007 at 3:27 PM

Oh for heaven’s sake. Honora was joking! It was actually the first thought I had as I watched this.

But PLEASE honora! Apologize to all those ROCKIN white men reading this.
;-)

Rightwingsparkle on April 3, 2007 at 1:52 PM

Consider it done! Play that funky music white boy….

honora on April 3, 2007 at 3:29 PM

The problem with honera is that she has become a jeckle and hyde personality. She acts like a jerk a lot of the time and then without apologizing for her rudeness, she shows up and tries to make a joke.

Until she can be a consistantly respectful person, I don’t blame anyone for going off on her.

csdeven on April 3, 2007 at 3:45 PM

That’d be honora.

csdeven on April 3, 2007 at 3:46 PM

am I the only one that the video isn’t working for?

RightWinged on April 3, 2007 at 4:51 PM

God Gore, what a grim world view.

honora on April 3, 2007 at 12:10 PM

Just kidding honora – some men/women can’t dance.

baldilocks, du bist ein Engel :)

Entelechy on April 3, 2007 at 5:44 PM

baldilocks, du bist ein Engel :)

Entelechy on April 3, 2007 at 5:44 PM

Schoenen Dank! =)

baldilocks on April 3, 2007 at 8:12 PM

Not a journalist.

Not a reporter.

Not a dancer.

Just a professional heckler, begging for attention.

fogw on April 3, 2007 at 11:52 AM

Sorta like a ” Ring around the Rosie”

Texyank on April 4, 2007 at 1:12 AM

Rove. Gregory. Tucker.

Ok, can we all agree that white men can’t dance?

Know what’s better than knowing how to dance? Having a modicum of humor. Try it.

honora on April 3, 2007 at 11:59 AM

And the award for the most egregious non sequitor goes to….

honora on April 3, 2007 at 12:08 PM

Oh for the love of God, where is it you folks go to have your sense of fun and humor removed?? God, what a grim world view.

honora on April 3, 2007 at 12:10 PM

Consider it done! Play that funky music white boy….

honora on April 3, 2007 at 3:29 PM

I think nothing else need be said.

Next misdirecting, off-topic, pseudo-intellectual, speudo-superior, left-handed attack from honora in 4…3…2…1…

Freelancer on April 4, 2007 at 12:22 PM

*pseudo.

AP, where’s that post-editor already?

Freelancer on April 4, 2007 at 12:24 PM

Humor is scarce at the moment, my spouse just passed away unexpectedly!!! Be careful of being flippant.

sharinlite on April 4, 2007 at 12:37 PM

Sorry for HONORA

sharinlite on April 4, 2007 at 12:37 PM