« Morning Constitutional | Main | First LT. Andrew Bacevich, RIP »

Maestro George Bush?

He had a great time conducting at Jamestown the other day and impressed the conductor as well as the orchestra:

JoAnn Falletta was doing what a conductor should - concentrating on the orchestra in front of her. No wonder it took her a few seconds on Sunday to realize someone behind her was motioning for a try. President Bush.


"Smiling at me kind of devilishly," Falletta said.

She gave him her baton and stepped aside.

Gesturing exuberantly, the president led the orchestra during part of its performance of "Stars and Stripes Forever."

"We didn't expect him to know the score so well," Falletta said afterward. "He was not shy about conducting at all. He conducted with a great deal of panache."

That was the music played for Bush's exit after his speech at a ceremony commemorating the founding 400 years ago of Jamestown, America's first permanent English settlement.

Just before the music ended, Bush turned to Falletta, who stood on a step below him, kissed the top of her head and left without saying a word.

Hot Air has the video.

Cute. Of course, the nutroots whose hearts and souls have been eaten away by Bush Derangement Syndrome are seething:

Daily Kos:

This, "on one of the deadliest days in the country in recent weeks, with at least 137 people killed or found dead," might have taken the edge off of his exuberance. And it might have reminded him that no one suffers more than he does.

And Brilliant at Breakfast's characterization of Bush kissing the conductor on the head is just down right stupid:

We tend to think of bullying as being the stuff of elementary school playgrounds -- stealing lunch money, beating up other kids -- physical expressions of dominance.


Yet in over six years of the Bush presidency, preceded by his campaign in 2000, no one has ever called George W. Bush's frat boy behavior what it is -- psychological bullying. The condescending nicknames like "Turdblossom" and "Fredo", the rubbing of the heads of bald, black men, the smirking, joking, "towel-snapping" behavior that the lapdog press has described as "playful" and "charming" is all designed to send the message that he, George W. Bush, is the dominant alpha dog.

Perhaps this works in all-male groups, but he has a nasty habit of doing this with women as well. This behavior reached its most embarrassing level with Bush's impromptu neck massage of German Prime Minister Angela Merkel last year. The press should have taken him to the woodshed on that, but they didn't. And if anyone believes that his "joke" about Queen Elizabeth wasn't transference of his hostility towards his mother, guess again.

Yesterday he did it again, to an unsuspecting band conductor...

This post was so stupid that for a minute there I wondered if it was satire.


Comments (36)

"Yesterday he did it again,... (Below threshold)

"Yesterday he did it again, to an unsuspecting band conductor"

I don't really need to actually type the comment that we were all thinking about these people, the last president, and the treatment of women?

Touching is a wonderful, wa... (Below threshold)

Touching is a wonderful, warming, and healing human act. Recently, I spent some days in the western deserts, alone, considering the ants. Their well organized and harmonious groups were always touching, touching, and moving on with their mission. A couple of week later I was in the Bahamas and met a native gentleman who was maitre d' at the marina restaurant. His sense of personal space boundaries didn't exist when he was with someone; he was touching, welcoming, including them warmly. I liked him a lot immediately, his soul shining through his human warmth. The human touch has such power for good, but we''ve read about people who call good -evil and call evil - good.

"Consider the ant, thou sluggard. Learn her ways and be wise."

BDS is a soul rotting exper... (Below threshold)
kim:

BDS is a soul rotting experience.
=====================

The ant story reminds me of... (Below threshold)
JFO:

The ant story reminds me of conservative Republicans, Bush apologists, marching , marching, marching in lne; completely unaware that the vast majority of the country is over the horizon.

Oops, you already said it. ... (Below threshold)
kim:

Oops, you already said it. I'm amazed at the things that good-hearted liberals will say simply because it damages Bush.

Similarly, nearly a decade ago, I listened in astonishment to feminists trash Monica and defend Bill. Did they not realize they were clarion calling the death of 20th Century feminism, much of it exposed as fraud?
=========================

So kissing the top of someo... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

So kissing the top of someones head is schoolyard dominance behaivor... bullying. Not to be condoned by one in power.
Having sexual relations with a subordinate young enough to be your daughter in the Oval Office... A-OK.

No wonder Left and Right seem so polarized. When the disconnect in values/behaivors extend to this level.

If this were the previous p... (Below threshold)
pennywit:

If this were the previous president waving a baton around, it would have meant something totally different ...

--|PW|--

And if anyone believes t... (Below threshold)
Who's John Galt?:

And if anyone believes that his "joke" about Queen Elizabeth wasn't transference of his hostility towards his mother, guess again.

WTF?! That codswallop is transference of hostility towards intelligent beings everywhere.

In the name of all that is holy, where do they get this ordure?

For a lame duck, this one a... (Below threshold)
kim:

For a lame duck, this one acts a lot like a catbird, at least in his choice of perch.
==============================

Maybe once he's comfortably... (Below threshold)
kim:

Maybe once he's comfortably seated, he'll start to warble. Bush unleashed could be an impressive sight. Apparently, uninhibited, in private, he's compelling.
================

Thw quicker he gets to bei... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Thw quicker he gets to being "in private" the better for us all.

Bush is a passive-aggressiv... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Bush is a passive-aggressive s.o.b.

Since he lost at checkers, he's "playfully" interfering in games-in-progress.

With a Smile, of course, because he's a passive-aggressive s.o.b.

Now, now, bD, name-calling ... (Below threshold)
John Adams:

Now, now, bD, name-calling means you're jealous.
============================

s.o.b.= son of barbara... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

s.o.b.= son of barbara

Thw quicker he gets to bein... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica Immigrant:

Thw quicker he gets to being "in private" the better for us all.
------------------------------------------------
JFO, now Congress even has a lower job rating than Bush. Does that mean the country is moving away from the terrorist-cheering liberal dems? So the quicker these terrorist-cheering liberals get to being "in private" the better for us all?

BDS on display full-force, ... (Below threshold)

BDS on display full-force, I see.

JFO , you and your commu... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

JFO , you and your communist party of rats can only wish The Vast Majority of the Country would march like they marched under Hitler arm outstretched shouthing "big smiles".

"the better for us all."

Once again, speak for yourself stupid. Unless you follow "US" with losers , liars ,frauds or criminal incompetants. That will clearly define who is in reference so there is no confusion.

Touche, bD, I suspect you h... (Below threshold)
kim:

Touche, bD, I suspect you had such a mama you'd not feel jealous over that issue. PW, I stole your worthwhile line for the other thread. TNX
============

LAI, you beat me to it.... (Below threshold)
marc:

LAI, you beat me to it.

While the nutroots are laughing at Bush the new Congressional "leadership" has sunk to approval ratings lower than the butt of their jokes.

BryanDirtbag says: jtu gjd ... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

BryanDirtbag says: jtu gjd etewwq mkit sagfkrri nh kfdd i wrvb dsshr.

While the nutroots are l... (Below threshold)
Who's John Galt?:

While the nutroots are laughing at Bush the new Congressional "leadership" has sunk to approval ratings lower than the butt of their jokes.

I liked this quote:

"Even though Democrats now control both houses of Congress, the poll shows that only 37% of Democrats approve of the job Congress is doing right now."

Go Nancy!

"Maybe once he's comfort... (Below threshold)
Wieder:

"Maybe once he's comfortably seated, he'll start to warble. Bush unleashed could be an impressive sight. Apparently, uninhibited, in private, he's compelling"

I imagine that you are rarely, if ever, recognized as a Caucasian, mostly because of where your face always is.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dhimmi's 29% approval. 'Nev... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Dhimmi's 29% approval. 'Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups'.
Can we say to the dhimmi's, Told you so, but you went ahead and put total retards in charge of 'your life'.
What was that the idiot Islamist said wives are required to lick from their husband face? Snot? Democrats voters are doing much worse to a bunch of Anti-American congress critters, and on the other end of the body. Maybe the one sheet of, or no, TP really works for the dhimmi's.

The democrat controlled con... (Below threshold)
Jo:

The democrat controlled congress at 29%???!!!

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahha.... TOO FUNNY!

Love it!!!!

If this were the previo... (Below threshold)
Jo:

If this were the previous president waving a baton around, it would have meant something totally different ...

I think I'm going to have to start wearing Depends if I'm going to visit this blog......

Its depressing, but in orde... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

Its depressing, but in order for most liberals to desperately cling to their lovely personal world-view, Bush can do no good.

Personally running into a burning building to save three children would be greeted by questions of timing, theories that he started the fire, or wishes that he had himself died while attempting the rescue.

I used to laugh at 'Bush Derangement Syndrome' as kind of a running joke. In the past months however I've slowly began to feel that it is indeed a real affliction.

Clearly this was a signal t... (Below threshold)
Eric Forhan:

Clearly this was a signal to the VRWC to start our '08 March.

weider: "I imagine that you... (Below threshold)
D-Hoggs:

weider: "I imagine that you are rarely, if ever, recognized as a Caucasian, mostly because of where your face always is."

Comparing people of color to faces with shit on them. How very liberal of you.

Just imagine if it were a c... (Below threshold)
D-Hoggs:

Just imagine if it were a conservative that said that, weider would go out of his mind with the racism charges, but, you know, the whole double standard thing.

twolaneflash brought it up ... (Below threshold)

twolaneflash brought it up first - about the act of touching. It's become a lost art. Touching can be a very important part of communicating. My husband was raised in Italy where this is most important and if he's not touching you while he talks, something's wrong. I find myself doing it too. For someone to construe this instance as a malicious act is ridiculously juvenile.

The conductor arguably touc... (Below threshold)
Eric Forhan:

The conductor arguably touched the President first--she put her hand fully on his back. Yet, it's the Prez that gets trouble for his touching her?

The violinist, who took the... (Below threshold)

The violinist, who took the picture of the President, is my daughter's private instructor. Needless to say, she thinks that's really cool.

"Bill Fearnside, a violinist with the Virginia Symphony, put down his instrument and picked up a camera to record the moment."

Here's one of the pictures he took. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2007/05/13/PH2007051300655.html

I don't really need to a... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

I don't really need to actually type the comment that we were all thinking about these people, the last president, and the treatment of women?

My first thought when I read that. Pot/kettle/black.

As for his conducting skills...well, he was enthusiastic, but as someone who knows how to conduct...keep the day job. :)

I imagine that you are r... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

I imagine that you are rarely, if ever, recognized as a Caucasian, mostly because of where your face always is.

Wow, so you are saying that non-Caucasians have shit-coloured skin?

Racist! Bigot! Hate-mongerer!

Speaking of which, you just keep looking up my arsehole, by the way.

Why do people with brown ey... (Below threshold)
kim:

Why do people with brown eyes have brown eyes? Because they are full of shit. Why do people with blue eyes have blue eyes? Because they are a quart low.
========================================

That's not shit, that's shi... (Below threshold)
kim:

That's not shit, that's shinola.
==================




Advertisements









rightads.gif

beltwaybloggers.gif

insiderslogo.jpg

mba_blue.gif

Follow Wizbang

Follow Wizbang on FacebookFollow Wizbang on TwitterSubscribe to Wizbang feedWizbang Mobile

Contact

Send e-mail tips to us:

[email protected]

Fresh Links

Credits

Section Editor: Maggie Whitton

Editors: Jay Tea, Lorie Byrd, Kim Priestap, DJ Drummond, Michael Laprarie, Baron Von Ottomatic, Shawn Mallow, Rick, Dan Karipides, Michael Avitablile, Charlie Quidnunc, Steve Schippert

Emeritus: Paul, Mary Katherine Ham, Jim Addison, Alexander K. McClure, Cassy Fiano, Bill Jempty, John Stansbury, Rob Port

In Memorium: HughS

All original content copyright © 2003-2010 by Wizbang®, LLC. All rights reserved. Wizbang® is a registered service mark.

Powered by Movable Type Pro 4.361

Hosting by ServInt

Ratings on this site are powered by the Ajax Ratings Pro plugin for Movable Type.

Search on this site is powered by the FastSearch plugin for Movable Type.

Blogrolls on this site are powered by the MT-Blogroll.

Temporary site design is based on Cutline and Cutline for MT. Graphics by Apothegm Designs.

Author Login



Terms Of Service

DCMA Compliance Notice

Privacy Policy