Tuesday, June 27, 2006

White House elm falls, curses its bad aim

Last night one of the century-old elm trees outside the White House fell during a raging storm that swept (and continues to sweep) through the mid-Atlantic. The tree, pictured on the back of the $20 bill, fell close to the President's door.

The Secret Service confirmed that no people were injured in the fall of the elm. President Bush, however, declared that the event justified his pre-emptive War on Trees.

The remaining elms could not be reached for interview, as they had been hastily relocated to Guantanamo Bay.

3 Comments:

Re wit and snark in this post: I bow down, saying, "I'm not worthy!"

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 6/27/2006 3:19 PM

Oh god that is too funny.:-) I guess Bush got tired of running into the trees with his bike and somehow managed to enlist Mother Nature's help.

Posted by: Blogger Kathy at 6/28/2006 1:09 PM

Well, now, see, that's the problem with trees. They get in the way of your bike, you see, and they catch fire, and they even try to fall on your house. They can't be trusted.

Where he grew up in West Texas, there weren't any trees, and that's the way it should be everywhere. No trees, just lots of brush for everyone to clear, keep them occupied so they can't think about Osama bin Laden and the War in Iraq and oil prices and interest rates and the trade deficit and the budget deficit and the Gaza Strip and North Korea and global warming and Jack Abramoff and illegal immigrants and hurricanes and Iran and Afghanistan and the ever-shrinking Bill of Rights.

Hey, it works for him.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 6/28/2006 1:22 PM

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