Bush to Nation: "Seriously, What the Fuck Am I Still Doing Here?":
Much mock has already been made about President George W. Bush rocking the Shocker finger gesture Wednesday when he did his yearly photo-ops with the various and sundry NCAA championship teams. In the case of the Leader of the Free World demonstrating how one might put two in the pink and one in the stink, Bush was bonding with the Arizona State University track teams. The school's mascot is a devil. The gesture is the pitchfork. It's a question of context and interpretation whether you are using your hand to cheer with Sparky the Sun Devil or flexing for your evening with a passed-out sorority girl.
However, the President also did another gesture with another team:
That would be the Tomahawk Chop, used to encourage the Florida State University Seminoles to scalp their opponents and leave their gore-covered skulls exposed. In this case, it would be those challenging the Seminoles in track and field competition. The Rude Pundit's pretty sure that the majority of those athletes are not only not Seminole Indians, but that they're not Indian at all.
This time, it ain't a question of context. That's a gesture that's pissed off a lot of people. A man who actually gave a flying fuck about what people think of him might have thought it was a bit improper to use the White House to take one more dump on Native Americans. But not our President, a man who proves the "lame" in "lame duck" on a daily basis.
Oh, by the way, there was also a team of champions from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks there for the occasion:
Those fresh-faced kids who are governed by Sarah Palin? They're the Men's and Women's Rifle Team. Some things are just living punchlines.