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The Joke’s On US

by | 16th, August 2004

‘IF George Bush and John Kerry could only put aside their political differences, they would be a shoo-in for the gold medal in synchronised gag telling.

America’s answer to Hale & Pace

Here’s the Democratic presidential hopeful in California over the weekend sucking up to Republican governor and serial groper Arnold Schwarzenegger.

‘I have a lot in common with your governor out here,’ says Mr Kerry. ‘He and I both married up. He married a woman who is a member of the other party. I married a woman who is a member of the other party. Arnold has massive biceps. I have massive hair…’

And here’s George Dubya just a few hours later in Santa Monica.

‘We both married above ourselves,’ the President says about him and the man they call the Governator. ‘We both have trouble with the English language. We both have big biceps. Well, two out of three ain’t bad…’

Now, Jim Davidson may have to steal jokes, but you would have thought the man billed as the leader of the free world could get someone to write some new gags.

However, American politics is now officially beyond parody – as the Independent reports.

Apparently, a group of protestors turned up at the President’s Santa Monica rally dressed in evening gowns and tuxedos and calling themselves Billionaires For Bush.

Waving placards that read ‘Welfare For The Wealthy’, ‘Free The Fortune 500’ and ‘Four More Wars!’, they were allowed to mingle with the pro-Bush demonstrators because no-one was quite sure if they were serious or not.’

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