Skip to comments.Ex-White House staffers reveal Bush and Obama’s best jokes
Posted on 01/06/2018 4:41:46 PM PST by simpson96
They were the leaders of the free world, but presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama didnt let that responsibility get in the way of a little fun.(snip)
While Bush made a practice of making fun of himself, the Obamas were known to good-naturedly tease their employees. For Bernards first day at the White House, he wore an orange Hermès tie that he second-guessed all morning as staffer after staffer commented on it. Then, he arrived in Michelle Obamas office to greet his new boss. Oh, my . . . your tie! she exclaimed before bursting into laughter and going in for a hug. As the first lady admitted, shed been tipped off that the tie had become a spirited point of discussion between Bernard and his new colleagues.
Bernard was not only the first male social secretary he was the first openly gay one, too. He joined the Obama administration in 2011 and two years later, after the president was reelected, Bernard felt a hand on his shoulder at the post-inaugural ball. I dont want to be rude, Obama said, but I gotta say . . . for a gay man you really are a bad dancer.
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Misleading title, more like how they used humor as part of people interaction.
Nothing like the master:
Well, that comment is telling....
“and for all you C students, you too can be president of the United States.” I believe President Bush would be a charming dinner guest, politics aside.
Obama was a joke.
Unfortunately not funny.
Typical- George W. Bush, for all his faults, was self-deprecating. B. Hussein, being the egotist, could NEVER laugh at himself and always mocked others.
I love that signature, where he turns his “O” into a Butt-Crack.
Obamas best joke: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor! /laugh track
Runners-up: I love America. Michelle is female. I am eligible to be president!
Thats a joke in and of itself; he would never say he loved America!
I can’t think of any joke from GWB or his successor that would interest me.
I wonder who was leading?
I do too. And his wife too.
I have a list in my mind who I'd like a cup of coffee with and both are on it.
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