Earlier in the day, Bush got a look at how history will remember him at least in one artist's view as he presided over the unveiling of his portrait at a private club. "Welcome to my hanging," Bush said, drawing laughs from the well-dressed audience in The Union League's ornate hall. The portrait shows Bush staring straight ahead, looking comfortable but not quite smiling, against the backdrop of the White House's Treaty Room. The sitting took place in March, when artist Mark Carder took hundreds of photographs to capture details, such as Bush's skin color.Read the next part carefully. See? We've said more than once that Bush's cheer leading, boozing & the like could easily be due to his being a closet case:
The president put his hands on his hips and eyed the painting when it was unveiled, as if to judge whether Carder got it right. "He did a really fine job with a challenging subject," Bush said.Was he wearing a tie at The Union League, among the well-dressed in the ornate hall? Amazing. We are so deranged & hate-packed that we can't even discuss college football w/o viciously attacking the war criminal Bush. So we wrap on a lighter note. The University of Spoiled Children & the Westwood Weasels (Half-time score: The forces of the extra-privileged are leading the merely privileged, 21-7.) both look good playing in their home uniforms. The cardinal of USC & the whatever-kind-of-blue of UCLA offset each other nicely. New score: 28-7.