the otherwhirled

where nothing is real, and nothing else is sacred.

ass nearly meets hole in ground

Mark Wilson / Getty Images (Mark Wilson / Getty Images)

“now, ah d’no ’bout this here car. looks kinda lahk mah ‘lectric shaver. hehehehehhehehe.”

Mulally told journalists at the New York auto show that he intervened to prevent President Bush from plugging an electrical cord into the hydrogen tank of Ford’s hydrogen-electric plug-in hybrid at the White House last week. Ford wanted to give the Commander-in-Chief an actual demonstration of the innovative vehicle, so the automaker arranged for an electrical outlet to be installed on the South Lawn and ran a charging cord to the hybrid. However, as Mulally followed Bush out to the car, he noticed someone had left the cord lying at the rear of the vehicle, near the fuel tank.

“I just thought, ‘Oh my goodness!’ So, I started walking faster, and the President walked faster and he got to the cord before I did. I violated all the protocols. I touched the President. I grabbed his arm and I moved him up to the front,” Mulally said. “I wanted the president to make sure he plugged into the electricity, not into the hydrogen This is all off the record, right?”

now, obviously, Mulally did the “right” thing, but still, just for a second there, i was almost willing to accept that there really must be a “God”.

you have officially been returned to your regular programming. but i may well write more “real” stuff in the future. the Blog Against Theocracy thing was quite pleasurable to participate in. I learned quite a bit.


2007.04.08 - Posted by | politics, snark


  1. And it was good to have you in the trenches with us, Commander.

    Though I used the same picture, I did not read this story, it is a classic. Why, oh why are some people so helpful? My faith in the species eroded just a bit.



    Comment by Tengrain | 2007.04.10 | Reply

  2. dude….i so forgot about that post. very sorry. i’ve been trying to ensure that i don’t use one you’ve used, but i’m sure there were dupes in the original version of this blog as well. with all the levity over the weekend, i see it’s now like three pages down in your blog. very sorry about that. i try to have unique thoughts, but the older i get, the more i discover that uniqueness is relatively ubiquitous. seriously, sorry, tho.

    Comment by commander other | 2007.04.10 | Reply

  3. Commander –

    I did not mean that as a rebuke – I’m happy to hear that story. I just wish it did not have the happy ending. Sigh.

    And use any pic want — I don’t see anyway to avoid it. I celebrate everyone’s creativity (and really good pix I sometimes point out to other snarkers).

    You’re aces with me.



    Comment by Tengrain | 2007.04.10 | Reply

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