Video: The party crasher

posted at 3:18 pm on July 31, 2008 by Allahpundit

Not a segment that’ll do much to enhance Fox News’s reputation with the left, but as a mid-day palate cleanser it’s perfection. Exit quotation: “91 years old — how special.” Click the image to watch.


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Well, at least they didn’t put the Breaking News sticker.

freevillage on July 31, 2008 at 3:20 PM

Human interest if Obama did it, horrible since Bush did it.

Buford Gooch on July 31, 2008 at 3:22 PM

That is just a beautiful picture. Thank you Mr. President for stopping to wish this 91 year young lady a happy birthday.
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letget on July 31, 2008 at 3:23 PM

Great, now FEMA will have to show up for everyone’s birthday. In all seriousness, good for her–and for el presidente.

Tomorrow’s headline:

“Quake hits Los Angeles–Bush visits victims in Ohio.”

robblefarian on July 31, 2008 at 3:24 PM

So glad you posted this. This man is a great man.

carbon_footprint on July 31, 2008 at 3:25 PM

She was trapped in her car in ’74 & ate snow for two days!!! A tough lady, indeed.

jgapinoy on July 31, 2008 at 3:25 PM

She was trapped in her car in ‘74

Hmmm–what was her last name again? Kopechne?

jgapinoy on July 31, 2008 at 3:26 PM

Something to put a smile on my face at last

LimeyGeek on July 31, 2008 at 3:26 PM

That’s just sweet.

MayBee on July 31, 2008 at 3:27 PM

Say what you will about W’s blunders along the way.

At the core, he’s a good guy.

The Left will call this a political stunt, forgetting (or thinking) he’s still running for office.

fogw on July 31, 2008 at 3:29 PM

The president probably can’t pass up an opportunity to meet with someone who actually wants to see him.

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 3:29 PM

Good to know she lived through Kucinich’s mayoral debacle from ’77 thru ’79. Give the gal a medal.

robblefarian on July 31, 2008 at 3:30 PM

George W. Bush is a good man. Maybe not the best president, but without question a good man, that I am proud to have helped put into office the last eight years.

That Fox newscaster, though…needs to sound a little less patronizing.

MadisonConservative on July 31, 2008 at 3:31 PM

I saw this earlier. Feel good stuff and actually typical behavior from President Bush. I may not agree with him on everything, but he is a genuinely nice guy.

Connie on July 31, 2008 at 3:33 PM

Legacy.

Seixon on July 31, 2008 at 3:33 PM

That’s so cool. You can tell he really is enjoying himself.

jewells45 on July 31, 2008 at 3:34 PM

That Fox newscaster, though…needs to sound a little less patronizing.

Hemmer is a dingus, but he’s got that all-american boyish charm about him that puts bums in seats.

LimeyGeek on July 31, 2008 at 3:34 PM

That’s a great feel-good story. Like I said in the headlines, I’d like to meet him and shake his hand. He seems so human, compared to other politicians.

Anna on July 31, 2008 at 3:36 PM

His smile is so genuine. And hers.

Dr. Manhattan on July 31, 2008 at 3:36 PM

:)

terryannonline on July 31, 2008 at 3:39 PM

Well, at least they didn’t put the Breaking News sticker.

freevillage on July 31, 2008 at 3:20 PM

You just can’t help it, can you. Is it a liberal affliction to just be miserable all of the time?

BacaDog on July 31, 2008 at 3:42 PM

Happy, normal people having unpretentious fun. The media don’t know what to make of it.

Obama probably would have restored her youth.

AP, you should not have mentioned mid-day palate cleansers, as it’s getting on late afternoon where I am,it’s hot, and a tall cool palate cleanser sounds pretty good.

BigD on July 31, 2008 at 3:44 PM

BacaDog on July 31, 2008 at 3:42 PM

Ah, leave freevillage alone. He only has a few months left before Bush hatred expires.

terryannonline on July 31, 2008 at 3:44 PM

Thats my W. :}

Chakra Hammer on July 31, 2008 at 3:46 PM

After leaving a fundraiser in Gates Mills, his motorcade passed a home with a sign asking the president to stop by — so he did.

That’s pretty cool.

4shoes on July 31, 2008 at 3:47 PM

Obama probably would have restored her youth.

LOL!

carbon_footprint on July 31, 2008 at 3:48 PM

That’s great. We are going to miss W. a lot when he’s gone.

Maxx on July 31, 2008 at 3:49 PM

Agree – besides doing a lot for the country, he pissed off the sort of people that get upset when a President does the right thing.

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 3:52 PM

Very sweet, Bush seems like a genuinely nice guy. I bet his faith is to thank in part. Contrast this to Obama who couldn’t be bothered to stop to see wounded heroes.

gmoonster on July 31, 2008 at 3:52 PM

Yet another reason why our President is simply not as hated as the mainstream media likes to think he is and a timeless tribute to the virtue, charity and genuine humility that is so front-and-center about our current commander-in-chief.

Libs are just pissed that Bush has undergone eight scandal-free years and will actually be remembered for the good man that he was (and is), a man who had the country’s best at heart. I’ve not agreed with everything he’s done, but he’s been infinitely more of an honest, trustworthy man then an idiot like Bill Clinton could have ever hoped to be. A shame the Democrats’ own fruit loops like Clinton or Carter (or Obama, should he be elected) can never be viewed by history as such.

Jockolantern on July 31, 2008 at 3:53 PM

I love this guy.

saus on July 31, 2008 at 3:53 PM

Class Act

KCB on July 31, 2008 at 3:54 PM

If this was Obama we’d have to talk about how she’s afraid of black people and how she makes him “cringe”… It’s all about the Great and Glorious Leader after all…

sabbott on July 31, 2008 at 3:55 PM

W!

Sue on July 31, 2008 at 3:57 PM

F*ck Saddam. We’re taking him out.’

Yes, what a sweet old man that President Bush is.

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 3:58 PM

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 3:58 PM

He recognizes evil. Another reason to like him.

gmoonster on July 31, 2008 at 3:59 PM

‘F*ck Saddam. We’re taking him out.’

I missed that quote of the day when it was first posted. W’s my kinda guy!

Oh, and he’s very sweet to stop and visit with the little old lady on her birthday.

txsurveyor on July 31, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Obama probably would have restored her youth.

BigD on July 31, 2008 at 3:44 PM

Actually, The Messiah ™ would have sent her back to the womb if he could – and then arranged for retroactive legal abortion so that her mom wouldn’t have to be “punished” with her.

But on to a better man:

Bush does look like he’s having a good time – it’s for her sake. With all the stresses on him he puts himself out to make a woman’s 91st birthday celebration even more memorable. No one in that family will ever vote for him in the future, obviously – he just wanted to do a nice thing.

Bush, despite having many good policies, has made many mistakes as president. But he’s a very good man, full of character and honor, and I admire him.

inviolet on July 31, 2008 at 4:02 PM

gmoonster on July 31, 2008 at 3:59 PM

I know, I know. I love him for statements like that one. I just felt like bringing that up since its one of the funniest quotes of his.

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 4:02 PM

My kids love W, and they’ve put their lives on the line in combat at his direction. They know how tough a correct decision can be, and they know he made the correct decision.

I love it when experience, in their cases, confronts fantasy, as in the case of the loons.

eaglesdontflock on July 31, 2008 at 4:04 PM

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 3:58 PM

Personally I cheered when I heard that quote of W’s. Saddam had been spitting in our collective face ever since the first Gulf War. Nobody deserved it more.

I haven’t always approved of W’s actions (the border thing, for instance) but the man has class.

hachiban on July 31, 2008 at 4:07 PM

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 3:58 PM

I suppose he should have given Saddam a lollypop.

baldilocks on July 31, 2008 at 4:11 PM

I think all presidents love these spontaneous moments. It reconnects them to the real world for just a few minutes.

right2bright on July 31, 2008 at 4:12 PM

Ah, leave freevillage alone. He only has a few months left before Bush hatred expires.

terryannonline on July 31, 2008 at 3:44 PM

You think it`ll expire?

ThePrez on July 31, 2008 at 4:12 PM

Saddam. We’re taking him out.’

Yes, what a sweet old man that President Bush is.

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 3:58 PM

You can be sweet and hate a murderer and torturer…sorry you don’t get that.
You were a big Saddam supporter were you???

right2bright on July 31, 2008 at 4:14 PM

This is absolutely charming. This president has a great touch for this sort of thing.

On side note: Bill and Meghan really don’t do it for me.

Spirit of 1776 on July 31, 2008 at 4:15 PM

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 4:02 PM

mea culpa, I misread you

gmoonster on July 31, 2008 at 4:15 PM

Absolutely perfect example of innate, natural class.

irongrampa on July 31, 2008 at 4:16 PM

‘F*ck Saddam. We’re taking him out.’

Yes, what a sweet old man that President Bush is.

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 3:58 PM

Sweet old men make tough decisions that need to be made. If you can’t see that, then you are contributing to the ignorance of Bush’s paradigm and legacy.

MadisonConservative on July 31, 2008 at 4:17 PM

Bill and Meghan really don’t do it for me.

Spirit of 1776 on July 31, 2008 at 4:15 PM

Chemistry is missing, I agree. I think it is more him then her.

right2bright on July 31, 2008 at 4:20 PM

Bill and Meghan really don’t do it for me.

Spirit of 1776 on July 31, 2008 at 4:15 PM

Chemistry is missing, I agree. I think it is more him then her.

right2bright on July 31, 2008 at 4:20 PM

Did anyone catch Hannity & Powers last night? If Fox were very smart, they would promote that and let Colmes go. She is much, much prettier than Alan and he annoys me.

carbon_footprint on July 31, 2008 at 4:23 PM

right2bright on July 31, 2008 at 4:20 PM

No argument there. I find him somewhat tedious actually.

carbon_footprint on July 31, 2008 at 4:23 PM

I would have no objection. I think she’s smart, quick on her feet, and she delivers her message better than most.

Spirit of 1776 on July 31, 2008 at 4:25 PM

Confronted with a similar circumstance:

“Sorry sweetie. We haven’t time for that.” -Obama

“Don’t you know who I am?” -Kerry

“I believe you owe 15 years of carbon offsets.” -Gore

i b squidly on July 31, 2008 at 4:26 PM

Carbon, at least Colmes keeps you hopping.

The 91 years old will die happy, and will have a great story to repeat. Good for her.

Entelechy on July 31, 2008 at 4:27 PM

What a great American moment. Norman Rockwell lives.

swami on July 31, 2008 at 4:27 PM

Gore “Maam, doo youuu knooow that we haaaave gloooobal waaarming, aaaa meeeean claaaamate chaaange?”

Entelechy on July 31, 2008 at 4:28 PM

Ah, leave freevillage alone. He only has a few months left before Bush hatred expires.

terryannonline on July 31, 2008 at 3:44 PM

They’re still going on about McCarthy.

- The Cat

MirCat on July 31, 2008 at 4:31 PM

Thanks, AllahP!

KelliD on July 31, 2008 at 4:33 PM

You think it`ll expire?

ThePrez on July 31, 2008 at 4:12 PM

Conservatives have gotten over their hate of Clinton, right? I hope.

terryannonline on July 31, 2008 at 4:33 PM

She is much, much prettier than Alan and he annoys me.

carbon_footprint on July 31, 2008 at 4:23 PM

Be careful, c_f. I think AP still has a tingle up his leg whenever KP is around.

BacaDog on July 31, 2008 at 4:35 PM

Conservatives have gotten over their hate of Clinton, right? I hope.

terryannonline on July 31, 2008 at 4:33 PM

Hey, cut out that moral equivalence stuff right now! :P

- The Cat

MirCat on July 31, 2008 at 4:37 PM

Be careful, c_f. I think AP still has a tingle up his leg whenever KP is around.

BacaDog on July 31, 2008 at 4:35 PM

He’s too good for her, protestations to the contrary.

Entelechy on July 31, 2008 at 4:40 PM

Sorry, should have qualified – AP is not boring. She is.

Entelechy on July 31, 2008 at 4:40 PM

The left:

McCain is old.

Bush visits 91-years-old.

McCain is like Bush.

Entelechy on July 31, 2008 at 4:43 PM

Im sure AllahP would still volunteer for KP duty

William Amos on July 31, 2008 at 4:43 PM

MirCat on July 31, 2008 at 4:37 PM

Ok Clinton hate never went out of style like Grunge music :)

terryannonline on July 31, 2008 at 4:46 PM

greatness

trailortrash on July 31, 2008 at 4:49 PM

Yes, what a sweet old man that President Bush is.

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 3:58 PM

After being attacked on 9/11 by the Taliban from parts of Afghanistan & Sleeper Cells in the US; and Iraqi fighters shooting at coalition forces in the Iraqi No-Fly Zone; and Saddam’s Regime not following through on promises made after his Kuwait humiliation (a.k.a. Gulf War I); and defying 20 or so UN resolutions; and yes not wanting other innocent Americans to be killed because a spineless president, with a penchant for cigars, did not defend America properly (the WTC 1 attack, letting UBL go, etc.} during his tenure; me, demure and lovely, think, thought, said and say the same things about the raping and murdering and threatening and now DEAD Saddam.

Hey Mr. Bush is a sweet man. He took the verbal assaults from lunatics too pathetic to defend our country as well as the deaths of young men and women on his shoulders so this lovely family could have a wonderful and memorable birthday for a well-deserving survivor and grandmother!

Libs. Get over it. Bush didn’t “steal” Florida {the Florida Supreme Court tried to do that for Goracle} and the Supremes didn’t “select him. Gore LOST. [now if we could just get him to sit at home in retirement in his carbon spewing {LOL} home in TN and just bore Tipper; much would be better]

Get over it and save the snarky comments to yourself and maybe you will grow up. Maybe. Not snarky: truth.

Branch Rickey on July 31, 2008 at 4:49 PM

I’m waiting to see how Kos and Huffpo will take a crap all over this particular parade.

And of course, if it were Obama, it would be yet another sign of his pure divinity.

But not for eeevil Boosh. He can’t do anything nice for someone.

Hawkins1701 on July 31, 2008 at 4:51 PM

Did anyone catch Hannity & Powers last night? If Fox were very smart, they would promote that and let Colmes go. She is much, much prettier than Alan and he annoys me.

carbon_footprint on July 31, 2008 at 4:23 PM

Well, Hannity and Colmes are much more equal as professionals in terms of experience and media — they are more or less equal in age, both have TV and radio programs, etc. They are pretty much peers.

I have nothing against KP.

BigD on July 31, 2008 at 4:51 PM

Conservatives have gotten over their hate of Clinton, right? I hope.

terryannonline on July 31, 2008 at 4:33 PM

He’s (Clinton) pretty much just a punch line. And I never hated him. I just never understood the psychos who defended him.

Branch Rickey on July 31, 2008 at 4:56 PM

Branch Rickey on July 31, 2008 at 4:49 PM

I guess everybody missed my follow-up comment that I do like Bush. I think he’s awesome.

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 5:06 PM

I guess everybody missed my follow-up comment that I do like Bush. I think he’s awesome.

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 5:06 PM

Got it. I took your comment the wrong way also.

baldilocks on July 31, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Sorry, should have qualified – AP is not boring. She is.

Entelechy on July 31, 2008 at 4:40 PM

Ouch. Dare I say yet another example of why women can’t be trusted judging other women? :)

She isn’t boring (subjective anyway), though she maybe predictable. If that’s the criteria, AP meets that as well to be fair.

Spirit of 1776 on July 31, 2008 at 5:15 PM

That’s the George Bush I remember.

davidk on July 31, 2008 at 5:20 PM

You’re a good man President Bush, if you would have only secured the border on Sept. 12, 2001……….

Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2008 at 5:23 PM

Conservatives have gotten over their hate of Clinton, right? I hope.

terryannonline on July 31, 2008 at 4:33 PM

Who is this Clin-ton you speak of?

Patrick S on July 31, 2008 at 5:28 PM

What, not a single comparison yet to McCain’s mom? ;)

Hannibal Smith on July 31, 2008 at 5:30 PM

I guess everybody missed my follow-up comment that I do like Bush. I think he’s awesome.

jimmy the notable on July 31, 2008 at 5:06 PM

Thanks for clearing that up for me. Army sis, can you tell? :)

Branch Rickey on July 31, 2008 at 5:43 PM

He has had a lot of “genuine” moments, Bush and Ashley Faulkner for instance. I am going to miss him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ0Vvb4Bilk

Glynn on July 31, 2008 at 5:44 PM

W is a good hearted man to his very soul. Frankly I’ll be happy to have him back home in Texas and away for those who misuse and abuse him and have absolutely no gratitude for what he has done for our country, our future as a free people and indeed the world. He has my utmost admiration for standing tall and never bending to the criticism and my respect for not letting the years in Washington change him one iota.

I’m proud to say that I’ve never wavered in my admiration and support of him .. and I’ve got the scares to prove it.

Texas Gal on July 31, 2008 at 5:59 PM

That was a wonderful clip.
Thanks for posting that!

gatewaypundit on July 31, 2008 at 6:02 PM

I love this president — he’s just so awesome :)

Richard Romano on July 31, 2008 at 6:11 PM

You’re a good man President Bush, if you would have only secured the border on Sept. 12, 2001……….

Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2008

That’s pathetic — you can’t even let it go for one day. Sad.

Richard Romano on July 31, 2008 at 6:12 PM

Not a segment that’ll do much to enhance Fox News’s reputation with the left

Is that what this President is worrying about at this point? Couldn’t be that recession we’ve been hearing about for the past 5 years.

Haunchie on July 31, 2008 at 6:26 PM

Dang ! ! beat cancer and a two day snow-in.

God bless the both of them.

Texyank on July 31, 2008 at 6:42 PM

Funny,

how I get severely chastised and roundly criticised, whenever I tell someone I blindly pull the lever on a straight Republican ticket,

isn’t it.

franksalterego on July 31, 2008 at 6:51 PM

Well, that put a smile on my face. Thanks Fox News!

CliffHanger on July 31, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Seems like whenever I’m feeling upset about ol’ Bush, he does something totally decent which reminds me he’s a pretty good fellow.

Abraham Lincoln’s contemporaries were brutal to him, too, but history was kind. I have a feeling it will be the same for W.

( . . . especially when compared to Clinton’s legacy of being lecherous)

Special K on July 31, 2008 at 7:05 PM

He looked out upon the rubble of lower Manhattan and dedicated his presidency to dishing out some hurt and swore to do all in his power, including pushing the Bill of Rights to it’s limit, to make sure another attack wouldn’t happen on his watch again.

He stood his ground, against a vitriolic opposition and won a war.

It’s called leadership, folks.

Enjoy it while you can, because if Obama is elected, Bush is the end of an era.

mylegsareswollen on July 31, 2008 at 7:15 PM

He looked out upon the rubble of lower Manhattan and dedicated his presidency to dishing out some hurt and swore to do all in his power, including pushing the Bill of Rights to it’s limit, to make sure another attack wouldn’t happen on his watch again.

He stood his ground, against a vitriolic opposition and won a war.

It’s called leadership, folks.

Enjoy it while you can, because if Obama is elected, Bush is the end of an era.

mylegsareswollen on July 31, 2008 at 7:15 PM

Well said!

Glynn on July 31, 2008 at 7:20 PM

That’s exactly why I like him. What a sweet, nutty guy.

Side note: She looks amazing for 91. What’s in the water in Ohio?

Tanya on July 31, 2008 at 8:01 PM

GW…Killing Terrorists now so your grandkids don’t have to later…Ten out of Ten Dictators agree, anyone but Bush…No greater friend to the taxpayer, no deadlier foe to our enemies…Saddam Hussein dead, Dan Rather fired, Al gore over the edge, Kerry thumped, Nancy Pelosi done, Harry Reid eating some fine tasting Crow, al Qaeda in retreat all over the Globe, bin Laden either dead or…who cares…Not a single terrorist’s attack on US soil since 9-11…Who knew this would be the case on 9-12? Inherited a dotcom bubble, recession, 9-11, Katrina, and now a housing and banking meltdown…He has been a stalwart leader in very hard times. You probably have to go back to Lincoln to find a President who has led the nation thru such trials and travails as GW…What a guy. Godspeed to you Mr. President…

Nozzle on July 31, 2008 at 8:17 PM

That was a very sweet gesture. I bet her neighborhood will be talking about that for a long time.

History will be the only fair judge of President George W. Bush. Probably after almost all of us are long dead and gone. Hindsight is 20/20. I believe history will judge him positively.

SilverStar830 on July 31, 2008 at 8:47 PM

I like Bush. I don’t care what anyone says.

Terrye on July 31, 2008 at 8:53 PM

Nozzle on July 31, 2008 at 8:17 PM

Mega Dittos Nozzle, Mega Dittos. I miss him already.

Texyank on July 31, 2008 at 9:19 PM

Ditto, Terrye.

Missy on July 31, 2008 at 9:19 PM

Nozzle on July 31, 2008 at 8:17 PM

Terrye on July 31, 2008 at 8:53 PM

Agreed!!!

LodeStar on July 31, 2008 at 9:35 PM

Terrye on July 31, 2008 at 8:53 PM

I second that

He is a good man.

TroubledMonkey on July 31, 2008 at 9:53 PM

President Bush is a gentleman. I might not agree with his politics but he is a gentleman.

aengus on July 31, 2008 at 10:14 PM

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