Monday, November 10, 2008

Tacky Headline



From the New York Times comes this article about President Bush hosting the Obamas at the White House:

A Visit Both Historic And Perhaps Awkward

Thing is, the title of the article was changed, yes changed from this:

"Obama Will Visit Bush, Watching Out for Tacks on Chairs in Oval Office"

I kid you not.

16 comments:

Mustang said...

Ahhh. The old "tack on the chair" trick! Those clever White House staffers!

Chuck said...

This will be standard for the New York Slime. For the record, Bush is showing far more class in the transfer than the Clintonistas did. He has ordered his staff not to vandalize the White House like the Clinton staffers did when they left. Naturally this comparison will be lost in the media.

jan said...

Incredibly petty, but not unexpected. The President and First Lady have been nothing but gracious to the Clintons and all the other democrats.

Jedi Master Daryl said...

Heheheh! Good one Mustang!

I am sick of politics. They are ALL slimebags. We'd probably do better to just put all the nation's used car salesmen (with names like "Honest Bob") in a lotto and then chose them at random for our political offices. Yeah, they are liars, too, but they have one advantage over lifer politicians: they don't know the loopholes in the game and how to exploit the laws to make them richer and pee on their constituents.

Miles McClagan said...

So there was no change of tack reference? Pun writers aint what they used to be...

BeckEye said...

That's boring. The Post and The Daily News are where it's at for ridiculous headlines. I imagine one of them probably said, "Obama Bush-Whacked!" or something.

Jen said...

Well, considering what happened in the Oval Office during the Clinton Administration, tacks really aren't that bad. I imagine the Bush family had to bring in a biohazard team to clean that place up. :-P

Brooke said...

Oh, for the love of Mike!

Does the Times have a cadre of seven-year-olds writing for them? The maturity level is similar!

EDGE said...

They're enjoying this...but they'll see what Obama's all about soon enough..

amd then we get to watch them make lame excuses.

Let the fun begin I say.

Always On Watch said...

Over and over again, the left is looking for proof of racism. I'm sick of this crap, which has been going on nonstop since November 5.

WomanHonorThyself said...

ugh..who bloody cares anymore girl!...Happy Vets DAY!..Remember all who have served and are still serving.

Z said...

When have the Bushes not shown class.....?

I'll be waiting for the same exhibited by the Obamas..

and waiting, and waiting, and waiting........

David Amulet said...

Why not just write every headline "He's Perfect, He's Flawless, He's Obama!"

At least the Bush staffers won't remove all the letter Os from the White House keyboards the way (as Chuck points out) Clintonites removed all Ws ...

nanc said...

where you is?

*;[

cube said...

nanc: Just busy. I'll surface soon. Nice to know someone cares
;-)

Jamie Dawn said...

One thing's for certain, Pres. Bush and Laura have been classy from start to finish. They will go out with quiet style and without fanfare.
The Obama's could learn from them.