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Ich Bin Ein Poodle: Tony Blair In America

by | 26th, December 2007

yankie-poodle.jpgTHE White House’s Christmas video starring the President’s Scottish Terrier, Barney, features a guest star. File under Beyond Parody:

BARBARA BUSH: Hey Barney, did I hear that you and Miss Beazley are trying to become Junior Park Rangers?

JENNA BUSH: That’s great. We love the national parks. Remember, I got engaged in one.

(Barney and Miss Beazley picture themselves getting married in their finest clothes. And then they are off to play outside. Together, they run out of the South Portico to play in the snow on the South Lawn. Barney and Miss Beazley play with their favorite balls in the snow. Then the two come rushing back into the White House and check on more decorations going up. Running around the White House, Barney, Miss Beazley and Kitty chase ornaments and inspect the trimming. After seeing all the decorations go up, Barney and Miss Beazley dash up the red carpeted stairs to see Mrs. Bush. With Miss Beazley in Mrs. Bush’s lap and Barney on the sofa beside her, Mrs. Bush reads a book about Park Rangers to them.)

MRS. BUSH: Barney and Miss Beazley, look at all the exciting things that Park Rangers do. Park Rangers are scientists and historians — they do everything – from law enforcement, to fire management, to search and rescue. Our national parks are so important.

(Barney starts daydreaming about becoming a Junior Park Ranger with Miss Beazley.)

MARY BOMAR (Director, National Park Service): Barney and Beazley, you are great supporters of the National Parks Service and you have shown tremendous commitment to our national parks. Let’s raise your paw — kids you too.

I hereby name you both Junior Park Rangers.

(Applause erupts in the background. The daydream continues with country music star Alan Jackson and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair congratulating them.)

ALAN JACKSON (country singer): Junior Park Ranger? Okay Barney, now you’ve gone country.

FORMER PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR: Congratulations Barney and Miss Beazley on becoming Junior Park Rangers. Well done.

As someone born in Edinburgh, Scotland, it’s always good to see the Scots doing well.

(Barney looks at the camera, tilts his head and a “boing” sound effect is heard. Barney’s daydream ends and he’s sitting with Miss Beazley on Mrs. Bush’s lap in front of the Christmas tree in the Blue Room.)

MRS. BUSH: Barney and Beazley, I’m so proud that you all wanted to become National Park Junior Rangers. Our national parks are so important. And in fact, the lawn where you play is part of our national parks.

President Bush and I wish everyone a very happy holiday.


Catch Tony and Cherie Blair in 101 Dalmatians, at the Pavillion Thatre, Bournemouth

Posted: 26th, December 2007 | In: Politicians Comment | TrackBack | Permalink