It seems that the First Prankster was visiting a Caterpillar factory in Peoria, IL yesterday. Gosh, that's where my aunt and uncle live and they say no one interesting ever comes there. I guess they're right. Anyway, here's what did happen. Read it and weep, bearing in mind that this is the President of the United States of America:
According to the full accounting in the Peoria Journal Star, He (Bush) even took a brief spin on a D10 bulldozer. "If you've never driven a D10 - it's a cool experience," he said to the laughter of the audience. But wait. There's more!
Wearing a pair of stylish safety glasses--at least more stylish than most safety glasses--Bush got a mini-tour of the factory before delivering remarks on the economy. "I would suggest moving back," Bush said as he climbed into the cab of a massive D-10 tractor. "I'm about to crank this sucker up."
As the engine roared to life, White House staffers tried to steer the press corps to safety, but when the tractor lurched forward, they too were forced to scramble for safety. "Get out of the way!" a news photographer yelled. "I think he might run us over!" said another. White House aides tried to herd the reporters the right way without getting run over themselves. Even the Secret Service got involved, as one agent began yelling at reporters to get clear of the tractor.
Watching the chaos below, Bush looked out the tractor's window and laughed, steering the massive machine into the spot where most of the press corps had been positioned. The episode lasted about a minute, and Bush was still laughing when he pulled to a stop. He gave reporters a thumbs-up.
Isn't that adorable? One word: NO!
Can you say mental illness? Sociopathic behavior? Folks, this is the man with his finger on the button. The Big Button. The mind boggles. The heart races.
People, we are in SO much trouble.