He Can't Even Tell the Truth About a Goddamn Fish
Like everyone in America with an attached brain stem, I rolled my eyes in disgust when I heard that Bush said his fondest memory so far as president was the time he caught a seven and a half pound perch in his private, man-made, pre-stocked lake on his Crawford ranch.
I am not an angler, but my big brother Billy is an avid fisherman whose retirement home is on the banks of Lake Travis so he can indulge in his passion for fishing.
He knows all the species of fish in that lake, including their dispositions, bait appetites and their average size and weight. As a biologist and hydrologist, he takes fishing very seriously.
He catches perch all the time, and they are never larger than a couple of pounds, max.
Bush claims to have caught a seven and a half pound perch in his lake.
After some simple Google research, I learned the largest freshwater perch ever caught were a 4 pound, 3 ounce perch caught in New Jersey in 1865; a 3 pound, 12 ounce perch caught in Michigan in 1947; and a 3 pound, 8 ounce perch caught in New York in 1982.
That means that Bush's fondest memory of being president has not only been something as leisurely as fishing, but that he lied about the size of what he allegedly caught.
It's one thing to lie about WMD's in Iraq.
But to lie about something a second grader could research and verify as a falsehood is just grandiosity run amok.
Ergo, Bush's fondest memory of the his last five years as president of the United States is based on a blatant lie.
What a typical drunk. Lounging around and telling fish stories.
What an asshole.