(start a rumor monday...)
confused bush nominates wynonna, reinhold for the supreme court
in another adorable misstep this morning, our beloved president, george dubya bush nominated wynonna for the supreme court position vacated by newly-retired justice, sandra day o'connor during his monday morning news conference. notifying reporters that this speech was one that he'd 'made it up all by myself,' our pal dubya took the podium with an air of confidence the american public hadn't seen since he'd "wiped his boots on the face of that damn yankee" last november.
his statement began pleasantly enough, extending more condolences to the people of london, and even telling a joke or two about the bet awards he and condoleezza rice had caught last week. but when he got down to business, things took an embarrassingly humorous turn.
'it is with great pleasure that i reveal to the american public my nomination to replace justice o'connor,' the president said. ' she and me have known each other a long, long time. we used to drink moonshine and talk about our grandpappies. she's a top-notch singer, and can hold her liquor with the best of 'em. it is with great pleasure that i nominate wynonna for the supreme court. i'da picked one of the others, but her mother's [naomi] retired from the business and her sister ashley is making a movie right now. besides, i think she's the best judd there is.'
a bit stunned with his announcement, bush advisers quickly pulled the prez aside to consult with him. he returned to the podium, ostensibly amused with his own mistake. 'seems i made a mistake,' he laughed. 'all this time i thought i was supposed to be nominating a judd, not a judge.' he stood there silently for a moment, apparently thinking. 'well what about that one fella?' he asked both his advisers and reporters. 'you know, the one that was kinda big in the 80s--was in beverly hills cop? what's his name?'
'judge reinhold?' a reporter guessed.
'yeah, him. what about him?'
'well, mr. president, he's an actor,' another newsperson offered.
'but his name is judge.'
'actually, mr. president, that's a nickname. his real name is edward, i believe.'
'oh. well, i'll have to get back to you on this nomination thing. now if you'll excuse me i need to make water.'
ahh...the american public laughs, shrugs and simply says, 'that's our george!'
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though there is no word yet if winfrey will discuss this apparent snub on her talk show during the fall season, winfrey did release a statement through her publicist, 'her exclusion from the live 8 festivities brings ms. winfrey immense sadness. though she is not a musician, ms. winfrey has o magazine south africa, and is currently building a school there. if those entities and the extremely large diamonds in her ears prove anything, it's that ms. winfrey is just as --if not more so--invested in and (feeling) guilty of white patriarchy than anyone with the right skin color and/or genitalia.'
there is no word yet if bob geldof and the gang plan to (bitch up and) apologize to ms. winfrey.
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jolie to be new face of old country buffet
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though the details of the deal weren't released, sources did confirm that jolie would say something in the realm of, 'eventually, my family will be a smorgasbord. at old country buffet, you family can eat at a smorgasbord.'
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