The best thing about this Bush tape that everyone is talking about is this bit:
t is uncertain, there’s no question about it.
Wall Street got drunk, it got drunk, (it’s one of the reasons I asked you to turn off your tv cameras.) It got drunk and now it’s got a hangover. The question is how long will it sober up, and not try to do all these fancy financial instruments.
And now we got a housing issue, not in Houston, and evidently, not in Dallas, because Laura was over there trying to buy a house today. (laugher.. Crawford!)
I like Crawford, unfortunately after eight years of asking her to sacrifice, I’m now no longer the decision maker. She’ll be deciding, thanks for the suggestion! I suggest you don’t yell it out when she’s here. Later, telling her “Hey honey, we’ve been on government pay now for 14 years… so go slow!”
It’s uh.. caused me to lose my train of thought. Anyway.
Now that he doesn’t have to pretend that he is an average everyday guy you want to have a beer with, the Crawford ranch is getting thrown under the bus. How long before it goes on sale (and, no doubt, will be bought, above market value, by one of the Bush/Cheney cronies, as that is an easy way to funnel some loot his way)? A year? Sixteen months?
By the way- government pay is $400k a year for Bush. Just an average guy, you know.