The Chimp and the Chump Prepare for the Stump

From ABC News:

It has been a rocky path that has led to President Bush’s Rose Garden embrace of the newly anointed Republican presidential nominee John McCain but today at the White House the former competitor presented a united front for the party.

Original DVD cover.

McCain’s decision to visit the White House the day after securing the GOP nomination is a dicey one. He needs Bush’s help with the party’s conservative base, but any ties to Bush could alienate moderate Republicans and independent voters who are key to a possible McCain victory in November.

Today, McCain invited the president to join him on the campaign trail “both from raising money and the much-needed finances for the campaign and addressing the challenging issues that face this country.”

Bush said “there’s an appropriate amount of campaigning for me to do” and dismissed the notion that his low approval ratings would hurt McCain’s White House ambitions come November.

And that would mark the 1,435,987th time you were wrong, moron.

Since their heated and bitter battle for the 2000 Republican nomination, Bush and McCain have oscillated between frenemies and cohorts, never in one place long enough for a new dynamic between them to take root.

McCain campaigned for Bush during his 2004 re-election campaign.


The two enjoyed a friendly rapport on the stump and Bush leaned on McCain to deliver the independent vote.

At an Army base in Washington in June 2004, the two politicians embraced on stage before Bush praised McCain.


Two weeks after Bush won the White House, McCain criticized Bush’s stance on climate change as “terribly disappointing.”

Following that, McCain upset the White House by forging a bipartisan compromise on Bush’s judicial selections and leading a rebellion against the president on interrogation policies for terrorism suspects.


Though McCain recently won the endorsement of former President George H.W. Bush, the current president has been tight-lipped about expressing favor for one potential GOP nominee over another.


As McCain emerged the obvious front-runner, Bush has stepped forward to defend the Arizona Republican’s conservative credentials, stopping short of an endorsement.

Bush admitted to Fox News last month that McCain “has some convincing to do to convince people that he is a solid conservative. And I’ll be glad to help him if he’s the nominee because he is a conservative.”


Travel with McCain is not on Bush’s schedule as of yet.

“I do expect the president will do some campaigning with Sen McCain but it’s really premature for us to say,” the White House press secretary [Dana Perino] said. “The President in his position needs to help all GOP candidates heading into the 08 election. ”

Hitting a jocular note during the press conference, Bush he’d “find ample time to help.” “I could help raising money. And if he wants my pretty face standing by his side at one of these rallies, I’ll be glad to show up,” Bush continued, “But they’re going to be looking at him, you know. I’m going to be in Crawford with my feet up.”

Or, hopefully, sitting in Leavenworth with your feet shackled.


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6 responses to “The Chimp and the Chump Prepare for the Stump

  1. Got a Grip

    Please, please, Lord, let Chimpy end up with his feet shackled in some prison somewhere. I’m looking to the Hague. War crimes and all, you know. And it looks like those spines in Congress won’t grow fast enough to get him punished in this country, so we’ll have to go abroad to find rational minds to do the job properly.

  2. Got a Grip

    And hey, folks, don’t forget it’s Wednesday, and nonnie’s got something to look at over at American Street…..

  3. nonnie9999

    i was going to say leavenworth or the hague, but i was so busy and sooooooo tired that i was too lazy to look up whether the t in the hague was supposed to be capitalized or not. so thanks for putting it in your comment. and thanks for linking over to the street. i plead exhaustion once again. man, i am going to sleep like the dead tonight!

  4. Got a Grip

    Well, honey, you’ve earned it. Take a nice long shower new shower with a door, have a stiff drink and sleep the sleep of the righteous. Tomorrow will be another day….. 😉

  5. nightowl724

    Thanks for the reminder, gotta!

    nonnie, you are amazing! LOVE the title and the cover! And, look at your hit count. You’ve got bling!

    Is your skin getting all wrinkly yet from all those long, hot showers you must be enjoying?

  6. in2thefray

    Interesting artwork. Whose going to sign the treaty aligning US to the Hague ? You’ll always have Vermont