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George W. Bush on 9/11: "But the day ended on a relatively humorous note."
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Peggy Noonan (the interviewer): You were separated on September 11th. What was it like when you saw each other again?

Laura Bush: Well, we just hugged. I think there was a certain amount of security in being with each other than being apart.

George W. Bush: But the day ended on a relatively humorous note. The agents said, youll be sleeping downstairs. Washingtons still a dangerous place. And I said no, I cant sleep down there, the bed didnt look comfortable. I was really tired, Laura was tired, we like our own bed. We like our own routine. You know, kind of a nester. I knew I had to deal with the issue the next day and provide strength and comfort to the country, and so I needed rest in order to be mentally prepared. So I told the agent were going upstairs, and he reluctantly said okay. Laura wears contacts, and she was sound asleep. Barney was there. And the agent comes running up and says, Were under attack. We need you downstairs, and so there we go. Im in my running shorts and my T-shirt, and Im barefooted. Got the dog in one hand, Laura had a cat, Im holding Laura

Laura Bush: I dont have my contacts in , and Im in my fuzzy house slippers

George W. Bush: And this guys out of breath, and were heading straight down to the basement because theres an incoming unidentified airplane, which is coming toward the White House. Then the guy says its a friendly airplane. And we hustle all the way back up stairs and go to bed.

Mrs. Bush: And we just lay there thinking about the way we must have looked.

Peggy Noonan (interviewer): So the day starts in tragedy and ends in Marx Brothers.

George W. Bush: Thats right we got a laugh out of it.

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  -George W. Bush on 9/11: "But the day ended on a relatively humorous note." elehhhhna  May-31-06 11:19 AM   #0 
  - Scum  underpants   May-31-06 11:21 AM   #1 
  - Just when you think you can't hate the moran even more than before...  CottonBear   May-31-06 11:21 AM   #2 
  - I never think that. I always leave room for more hatred of him, I figure  Blue State Native   May-31-06 11:41 AM   #30 
  - That should be his calling card!  HughBeaumont   May-31-06 12:21 PM   #47 
  - Ha, ha, ha! That guy just cracks me up. He was great at Brooker Elementary  Ezlivin   May-31-06 11:23 AM   #3 
  - what issue of Ladies Home Journal?  Firenze777   May-31-06 11:26 AM   #4 
  - September '03  elehhhhna   May-31-06 11:27 AM   #7 
     - thanks  Firenze777   May-31-06 11:30 AM   #13 
     - de nada. WELCOME to DU!  elehhhhna   May-31-06 11:36 AM   #22 
     - Per Michael Moore, it was the Oct '03 issue  kay1864   Jun-01-06 09:51 AM   #147 
  - ha ha george  yorkiemommie1   May-31-06 11:26 AM   #5 
  - "It's been a fabulous year for Laura and me," W said in 12/01.  petgoat   May-31-06 11:26 AM   #6 
  - Jaw to the floor unbe-friggin'-leavable !!!!! nt  EVDebs   May-31-06 01:15 PM   #65 
  - Well, he was probably telling the truth for a change!  Raksha   Jun-01-06 04:36 AM   #125 
  - Never forget this lesson of 9/11: Bush is an insincere, uncaring jackass  ComerPerro   May-31-06 11:28 AM   #8 
  - "the bed didnt look comfortable."--some whimpy Com. in Chief!  rodeodance   May-31-06 11:28 AM   #9 
  - he's REALLY gonna hate prison bunks! .... n/t  diamondsndust   May-31-06 11:35 AM   #21 
  - I like the flag  alyce douglas   May-31-06 12:10 PM   #43 
  - Yeah. Contrast that to Clinton's giving  shimmergal   Jun-01-06 03:43 PM   #163 
  - "We like our routine"  Hoping4Change   May-31-06 11:28 AM   #10 
  - That bastard could actually SLEEP on 9/11?  zbird   May-31-06 11:29 AM   #11 
  - and chuckling all the while.  elehhhhna   May-31-06 11:31 AM   #14 
  - Disgusting!  DesertRat   May-31-06 12:12 PM   #44 
  - Laura was sound asleep...I don't think I slept that night and I didn't  leesa   May-31-06 12:41 PM   #55 
  - they take Ambien  grasswire   Jun-01-06 10:34 AM   #151 
  - I was unsettled and couldn't sleep that night.  Virginian   May-31-06 11:32 PM   #112 
  - "Bin Laden plans to attack US"  The_Casual_Observer   May-31-06 11:30 AM   #12 
  - "historical information only", said Condi  elehhhhna   May-31-06 11:32 AM   #15 
  - Maybe she meant hysterical information.  The_Casual_Observer   May-31-06 11:35 AM   #20 
     - "They seem to like a good laugh."  petgoat   May-31-06 03:47 PM   #79 
  - He had to provide strenth and comfort to the country?  Demo5   May-31-06 11:34 AM   # 
  - Didn't You Hear Condi?  The Deacon   May-31-06 11:37 AM   #24 
     - And Saddam was going to make a mushroom cloud with that  The_Casual_Observer   May-31-06 11:43 AM   #32 
     - "What diploma mill did that dweeb get her doctorate from?"  petgoat   Jun-01-06 11:42 AM   #158 
  - He can add this to his far too small "mistakes" list  ismnotwasm   May-31-06 11:33 AM   #16 
  - The Most Unbelievable Thing is This:  ribofunk   May-31-06 11:33 AM   #17 
  - yes -- I was thinking, "couldn't he even manage a radio broadcast?"  Lisa   May-31-06 07:09 PM   #94 
     - AHHH The DC 911 Movie, now THAT was high Comedy  symbolman   Jun-01-06 04:03 AM   #124 
        - gotta' see this  NJCher   Jun-01-06 09:08 AM   #140 
        - you've got to check out the director/producer commentary track  Lisa   Jun-01-06 12:41 PM   #159 
  - Unidentified airplane?  johnnie   May-31-06 11:34 AM   #18 
  - Probably his Saudi pals on a jet joyride. THEY were allowed to fly  elehhhhna   May-31-06 11:37 AM   #25 
  - Its must have been the special flights that spirited the BinLadens  Hoping4Change   May-31-06 11:46 AM   #34 
  - But why would they be 'unidentified'...  spuddonna   May-31-06 12:22 PM   #48 
  - I seem to recall...  Virginia Dare   May-31-06 12:55 PM   #61 
  - It was just a *friendly one*  Carni   May-31-06 08:49 PM   #102 
  - Yeah, it was a laugh riot.  displacedtexan   May-31-06 11:34 AM   #19 
  - ya know what really burns my cork about this?  elehhhhna   May-31-06 11:38 AM   #26 
  - That fact is what stuns me as well. The one night you'd think his  Hoping4Change   May-31-06 12:03 PM   #37 
  - right?  SlavesandBulldozers   May-31-06 03:59 PM   #81 
  - people were dying in the rubble. DYING IN THE RUBBLE.  elehhhhna   May-31-06 04:34 PM   #85 
     - people were effectively vaporized and grinded in the rubble  datasuspect   Jun-01-06 09:13 AM   #141 
     - right.  SlavesandBulldozers   Jun-01-06 11:26 AM   #155 
  - a girl from my neighborhood lost her husband that day ...  Lisa   May-31-06 07:16 PM   #95 
  - real kneeslapper!  DemonFighterLives   May-31-06 09:04 PM   #105 
  - I'm sorry, displacedtexan, but your comment had me rolling on  TexasChick   Jun-01-06 06:08 AM   #131 
  - It's almost like he knew he would be safe somehow....  unpossibles   May-31-06 11:36 AM   #23 
  - ...and knew it would be to his BENEFIT...  elehhhhna   May-31-06 11:39 AM   #27 
     - And remember, It was all just a tragic COINCIDENCE. Just a coincidence.  Raster   May-31-06 08:52 PM   #103 
        - The creepy thing  CJCRANE   Jun-01-06 07:22 AM   #137 
           - Go here:  Raster   Jun-01-06 09:51 AM   #148 
  - psychopath.  oasis   May-31-06 11:40 AM   #28 
  - Sociopath.  Kurovski   May-31-06 12:07 PM   #39 
  - I didn't feel much like laughing at the time... (n/t)  Ravy   May-31-06 11:40 AM   #29 
  - I will maintain for the rest of my life that 9/11 was an inside job...  Javaman   May-31-06 11:42 AM   #31 
  - oh I believe 9/11 was an inside job also  alyce douglas   May-31-06 12:14 PM   #45 
  - if * had been in FDR's place, he'd have joked about it!  Lisa   May-31-06 07:18 PM   #96 
  - Ha ha ha ha-- that's HILARIOUS!  TexasLawyer   May-31-06 11:43 AM   #33 
  - Bastard  TriSec   May-31-06 11:57 AM   #35 
  - Hi, TriSec!  reichstag911   May-31-06 12:23 PM   #49 
  - I'm right there with you...  spuddonna   May-31-06 12:27 PM   #50 
  - "We like our own routine. You know, kind of a nester. "  Kurovski   May-31-06 12:00 PM   #36 
  - Lay there thinking about how they looked?!  magellan   May-31-06 12:03 PM   #38 
  - I remember lying awake til dawn, listening to the sounds of fighter jets..  spuddonna   May-31-06 12:07 PM   #40 
  - Me too..  Virginia Dare   May-31-06 12:52 PM   #58 
     - I didn't hear the fighter jets.  Virginian   Jun-01-06 12:05 AM   #114 
        - That's an interesting little story...  Virginia Dare   Jun-01-06 08:19 AM   #139 
  - "Barney was there." very comforting for shrub. The dog hates him BTW. nt  thereismore   May-31-06 12:09 PM   #41 
  - The sheets in the basement were from Neiman Marcus  tinfoilinfor2005   May-31-06 12:09 PM   #42 
  - Or in a ditch on a summer's night in Crawford?...  elehhhhna   May-31-06 04:38 PM   #86 
     - You have my total respect.  tinfoilinfor2005   May-31-06 07:38 PM   #99 
        - coulda been w/ a head transplant! no. just a little runway in my 20's  elehhhhna   Jun-01-06 09:13 AM   #142 
  - Here's the direct link  DesertRat   May-31-06 12:15 PM   #46 
  - And here's the original link...  kay1864   Jun-01-06 09:48 AM   #145 
  - 9/11 "ends in Marx Brothers" for anyone- that is probably the most........  Minnesota Libra   May-31-06 12:32 PM   #51 
  - That's pure sociopathology.  SmokingJacket   May-31-06 12:34 PM   #52 
  - Other than as an opportunity to exploit to start a war for $$$? No.  WinkyDink   May-31-06 03:32 PM   #75 
  - Peggy Noonan (another dispicable excuse  LibDemAlways   May-31-06 12:38 PM   #53 
  - SOAFB!  sakabatou   May-31-06 12:39 PM   #54 
  - HA HA HA. Hilarious.  Yollam   May-31-06 12:43 PM   #56 
  - Peggy Noonan made that entire piece of crap up...  Virginia Dare   May-31-06 12:49 PM   #57 
  - "... I needed rest in order to be mentally prepared ..."  KrazyKat   May-31-06 12:54 PM   #59 
  - Not true. He's been prepared to be a front "facade" for his hidden...  Amonester   Jun-01-06 12:12 AM   #116 
  - 9/11/01: The Bushes laugh while America cries.  AndyA   May-31-06 12:55 PM   #60 
  - That's right....  Xenotime   May-31-06 01:00 PM   #62 
  - What a fucking imbecile. 9-11 was probably most sobering day of my life  Tin Man   May-31-06 01:04 PM   #63 
  - sure glad bunnypants was able to nest with his wife...  Az_lefty   May-31-06 01:13 PM   #64 
  - Speechless with disgust.  LilyLibber   May-31-06 01:39 PM   #66 
  - disgusting horrible fucks.  lies and propaganda   May-31-06 01:44 PM   #67 
  - Wow. The guy lies so much he doesn't even notice when he's doing it.  gatorboy   May-31-06 01:45 PM   #68 
  - Of course, the attacks were over by 10:00 a.m, so he COULD have  WinkyDink   May-31-06 03:41 PM   #76 
  - HE'S ALWAYS hiding for three days: it takes that long to sober his ass  elehhhhna   May-31-06 04:40 PM   #87 
  - Happy because his Dick-tator-in-Chief of the PNAC got his...  Amonester   May-31-06 02:04 PM   #69 
  - Yeehaa Laura! We hit the trifecta!  MathGuy   May-31-06 02:07 PM   #70 
  - Focusing on themselves......what does this mean?  young_at_heart   May-31-06 02:29 PM   #71 
  - It MEANS they are psychopaths!! COMPLETELY indifferent to  WinkyDink   May-31-06 03:31 PM   #74 
  - I just googled the WH record of  LibDemAlways   May-31-06 02:58 PM   #72 
  - THIS MANIAC NEEDS THE BIG REST, IYKWIM.  WinkyDink   May-31-06 03:29 PM   #73 
  - While the nation was transfixed in grief & horror.  Bluebear   May-31-06 03:42 PM   #77 
  - now that's way funnier than that Colbert guy.  dmsRoar   May-31-06 03:46 PM   #78 
  - What's amazing is that he went to sleep that night  high density   May-31-06 03:58 PM   #80 
  - What airplane?  mahatmakanejeeves   May-31-06 04:06 PM   #82 
  - He's a pathological liar and great catch.  Chimichurri   Jun-01-06 06:54 AM   #135 
  - Yea  pointblank   May-31-06 04:11 PM   #83 
  - HEY! That happened to one of my ancestors in Holland during WW2...  elehhhhna   May-31-06 04:43 PM   #88 
  - He was probably cheering like a drunk football fan when the WTC went down  Rocknrule   May-31-06 04:16 PM   #84 
  - I doubt the Marx Brothers would associate with that humor, but thanks Peg  Supersedeas   May-31-06 05:15 PM   #89 
  - He would have had a laugh riot during Pearl Harbor  Canuckistanian   May-31-06 05:49 PM   #90 
  - HE needed to provide strength and comfort to the country?  in_cog_ni_to   May-31-06 06:06 PM   #91 
  - That night they thought it was closer to 12,000 people dead.  Virginian   Jun-01-06 12:19 AM   #117 
  - Ke-rist!  TheCentepedeShoes   May-31-06 06:32 PM   #92 
  - I'm so glad the day ended nicely for them.  LibInTexas   May-31-06 06:39 PM   #93 
  - yes -- his comment about the basement bed looking uncomfortable ...  Lisa   May-31-06 07:34 PM   #98 
  - Pox on the Bushler house FOREVER!!!  Swamp Rat   May-31-06 07:21 PM   #97 
  - Unbelievable - at the end of the day he should have  bluefish   May-31-06 07:43 PM   #100 
  - I don't understand how anyone can read this and not think...  Withywindle   May-31-06 07:47 PM   #101 
  - you said it so well, thank you  pola   Jun-01-06 10:29 AM   #149 
  - how did george and laura even sleep?  Blue_Tires   May-31-06 09:00 PM   #104 
  - He was asleep by 11pm.  Bluebear   May-31-06 09:20 PM   #107 
  - On 9-11, Bush laughed.  Octafish   May-31-06 09:19 PM   #106 
  - Humorous and 9/11 used in the same sentance?!?!  tinfoil tiaras   May-31-06 09:23 PM   #108 
  - And think of how all the single, unloved people had to endure...  HypnoToad   May-31-06 09:25 PM   #109 
  - he was in bed by 10PM  kainah   May-31-06 10:13 PM   #110 
  - So why wasn't he scared or worried?  Cookie wookie   May-31-06 10:16 PM   #111 
  - Why howdy doo, Mr. and Mrs. S O C I O P A T H .  Pooka Fey   May-31-06 11:59 PM   #113 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-01-06 12:09 AM   #115 
  - Hi and welcome to DU  paagal kutta   Jun-01-06 01:41 AM   #122 
  - Well I hope they're reading this thread. n/t  rucky   Jun-01-06 02:13 AM   #123 
  - I'll get a chuckle when he's geting his sentence read to him.  Old and In the Way   Jun-01-06 12:20 AM   #118 
  - Always about THEM...  fooj   Jun-01-06 12:22 AM   #119 
  - All in a day's work.  dailykoff   Jun-01-06 12:38 AM   #120 
  - One wonders WHY he speaks just fine when  NYC Liberal   Jun-01-06 12:57 AM   #121 
  - Mark Crispin Miller noticed that too.  Raksha   Jun-01-06 04:43 AM   #127 
  - Priceless  althecat   Jun-01-06 04:40 AM   #126 
  - HaHaHa! "Laura ... was sound asleep"=Laura was blotto from qualudes, cigs,  HamdenRice   Jun-01-06 05:25 AM   #128 
  - I remember going to bed terrified that night  Tesla   Jun-01-06 05:29 AM   #129 
  - Gee George I was up waiting for my husband to get home from NYC  bklyncowgirl   Jun-01-06 05:56 AM   #130 
  - Gee . . . I thought the oval office search for WMD was funnier.  Vinca   Jun-01-06 06:22 AM   #132 
  - Meanwhile, in New York...  jumptheshadow   Jun-01-06 06:26 AM   #133 
  - The Emperor is buck-ass naked.  file83   Jun-01-06 06:50 AM   #134 
  - This is mind-boggling stuff here......  DemExpat   Jun-01-06 07:02 AM   #136 
  - {EXPLETIVE DELETED}..nt  CJCRANE   Jun-01-06 07:35 AM   #138 
  - I read this funny funny story after 911 - Fineman wrote this.10PM bedtime  Notoverit   Jun-01-06 09:34 AM   #143 
  - In NYC people didn't sleep for months, years. "Comfort to the nation"  robbedvoter   Jun-01-06 09:47 AM   #144 
  - DESPICABLE! HERE IS THE LINK:  mod mom   Jun-01-06 09:50 AM   #146 
  - Thanks, but I can't seem to get your link to work...  LilyLibber   Jun-01-06 11:13 AM   #153 
     - oops, try this one:  mod mom   Jun-01-06 11:29 AM   #156 
        - Thanks!  LilyLibber   Jun-01-06 03:07 PM   #161 
  - guillotines  Beam Me Up   Jun-01-06 10:31 AM   #150 
  - Tell me again....  NightOwwl   Jun-01-06 10:44 AM   #152 
  - But that just makes him so much more likeable.  neuvocat   Jun-01-06 11:15 AM   #154 
  - Guy James read excerpt this on yesterday's show...  Human Torch   Jun-01-06 11:40 AM   #157 
     - Good news! Welcome, HT. "Bout time these quotes got traction.  elehhhhna   Jun-01-06 01:47 PM   #160 
        - Thanks for the welcome, elehhhhna.  Human Torch   Jun-01-06 03:30 PM   #162 

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