December 6, 2005


Jeb Bush 'honored' by Castro's jab (Associated Press, 12/06/05)

Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that he was "honored" Cuban President Fidel Castro had referred to him as President Bush's "fat little brother in Florida." [...]

"I'm flattered and honored," Bush replied with a smile, but then turned serious.

"I will take any criticism from Fidel Castro, of all people, as an honor given the fact that, you know, 8 million people, I believe, live on the island, 8 million people are repressed and they've been that way for 40 or 50 years," Bush said.

"To be criticized by a man like that who has repressed people for such an extended period of time is a high honor," the governor added. "He can call me whatever he wants."

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 6, 2005 9:16 PM

Fire a single cruise missile into Castro's podium while the senile old cummunist scumbag is in the middle of one of his four hour diatribes, vaporising him and most of his idiot lackies in one blast.

At the press conference later Dubya can say, "Man I thought he'd NEVER shut up!" Hilarity ensues.

Posted by: Amos at December 7, 2005 6:12 AM

He should be proud to have an enemy like that; it's a sign he's doing something right.

Posted by: Mikey at December 7, 2005 8:50 AM

Have we forgotten that the photo of the jack-booted thug pointing his Nazi machine-pistol at Elian Gonzales was the single event most responsible to the outcome of the 2000 election?

When you ponder that "butterfly's wings" business, think about that picture.

Posted by: Lou Gots at December 7, 2005 1:56 PM

Only four hours? The evil tyrant must be getting old and tired. Maybe that wonderful universal Cuban health care needs to supply him with the bloviating despot equivalent to Viagra so he can get back to his old 8 hour self.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at December 7, 2005 7:38 PM