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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Take the New Yorker's "Bush Quiz"

This is great! Just stumbled onto it today, wish I had when they first began. It's the every "Hundred Days" quiz of Bush's presidency. It's friggen hillarious! Try it out, see how you do HERE. Here is a question or two:

2. Who is Peter Wallsten?

(a) The partially blind reporter whom George W. Bush mocked (“Are you going to ask that question with shades on?”) for not removing his sunglasses while addressing the President.

(b) The wheelchair-bound senior citizen whom George W. Bush mocked (“You look mighty comfortable”) for not standing in the presence of the President.

(c) The C.I.A. employee who, after delivering the “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” briefing, was told by George W. Bush, “All right, you’ve covered your ass now.”

(d) The Iraq-war amputee with whom George W. Bush tried to bond by telling him about a scratch he got during “combat with a cedar” while clearing brush.

Match the number with what it quantifies.

3. At least 30,000.

4. More than 5,000.

5. Zero.

6. Around 200.

(a) Dollars’ worth of merchandise that the former Bush domestic-policy adviser Claude Allen was alleged to have stolen from Target and other stores through a phony refund scam.

(b) Shotgun pellets embedded in the face and upper body of Harry Whittington by Dick Cheney.

(c) National monuments or icons that Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff said there are in New York City.

(d) dollars donated by Barbara Bush to a hurricane relief fund with the stipulation that the money be spent on software bought from a company run by her son Neil.

2.(2) a, (3) d, (4) a, (5) c, (6) b

THANKS NEW YORKER! What a great magazine. And, for those of you who don't read it, I highly recommend it. Their articles are super in depth, very intelligently written, and highly illuminating. AND, they're all for free online online, except the cartoons. Anyhow, enjoy!


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