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Leno Shows George W. Bush His Own Presidential 'Blooper Reel' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 19th 2010 4:41AM
Leno Shows George W. Bush His Own Presidential 'Blooper Reel' It's been a decade since George W. Bush appeared on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). So he and Jay Leno had a lot of catching up to do.

Leno started out with some basic praise for the former president -- and all the jokes he gave late night hosts a chance to make: "In the last ten years ... thank you for all the material." Bush was gracious in the face of this zinger, merely laughing in response.

Mr. Bush's presidency may be over, but Jay wanted to run through some highlights, and had compiled a presidential 'blooper reel' of sorts. Leno showed some classic awkward "Bush moments," including the time that Bush tried to escape a press conference in China -- only to find that the door was locked.

At the time
, Bush quickly tried to yank open the door; then found it locked, and did a double-take. Now, the ex-president chuckled at the memory. "That's the definition of a man without an 'exit strategy,'" he quipped.

The host also showed footage of Bush dancing (poorly) with a West African dance troupe during a Rose Garden ceremony. Jay then contrasted this with more recent footage of Barack Obama also dancing badly. When asked who had the better dance moves, the ex-president reached across the partisan aisle -- to praise his successor. "President Obama," he replied.

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lynda tallman

after these past two years, I miss GW

November 20 2010 at 6:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sandy

God Bless you cshleda and thank you for your service. We are a country that has always stood for her beliefs, George W. Bush did not change that. He stood on a rubble in NYC with praise from everyone there, Dems and Repubs and said we will find these people and bring them to justice. Everyone applauded him on his strong speech of hunting them down. Now years later you all blast him for the same thing. You kick his butt for doing what you previously applauded him for promising to do. God Bless the USA and former President Bush.

November 20 2010 at 2:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dino

I've lived long enough to at least learn this much: NEVER trust anyone who smiles AT INAPPROPRIATE TIMES. I'm talking about Jimmy Carter and Bush II. Carter could be talking about nuclear annihilation, the energy crisis, food shortages or anything awful-and would keep breaking into little smiles, or even BIG smiles. Bush II does exaclty the same thing. BOTH THESE GUYS WERE TERRIBLE PRESIDENTS!!!!

November 20 2010 at 1:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ines

To George: 4 more years of what? The next presidental election is in 2 years...what's in 4?

November 20 2010 at 1:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tena

I am not a big fan of Bush's presidency, but I watched this show and really enjoyed the entire interview. He didn't say anything about our President, even saying Obama was the better dancer. LOL
If you missed this entire interview, you need to watch.

November 20 2010 at 1:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ines

I'd give him a swift kick in the balls....and gladly go to jail for it.

November 20 2010 at 1:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ines

And isn't it a coinstance that George Bush vowed to go after Sadaam Hussain for disrespecting his father George Sr. even BEFORE he was elected president. 911 was his reason. And No, i'm not saying that 911 was a conspiracy. But think of this, the US is constantly at war, i'm 55 and i can remember the Vietnam War, then there was the Falkman Island invasion, the Grenada invasion, the Gulf War, the war in Iraq, now Afganistan. When does it end? No wonder we never have any money in this country. Our budget is eaten up mostly by war, and making private contractors (blackhawk) billionnaires. Maybe if we spent as much on education as we do on wars maybe we would have politicans smart enough to figure out how to get our country back on track instead of the whores we have now who would sell their mothers to keep their jobs and salaries that average 2.1 million dollars, and FREE government run healthcare. No wonder none of our senators want to put an end to the tax cuts since ALL of them benefit from it.

November 20 2010 at 1:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ines

Bush did not start the war? Really? Lets see...we've been in this war now for 10 years...and who was president 10 years ago? Hmmmm, was it Obama? No. Was it Clinton? No. Oh, that's right, it was GEORGE BUSH! By the way, those 400,000 jobs lost last month....it was 700,000 a month when Bush left office....the deficit? Bush never budgeted the war, so the billions a day that this war cost is NOW included in the presidents budget. Maybe you were sleeping when they announced they were pulling all troops out, as a matter of fact, thousands have already pulled out. Bush is an idiot, and I don't care how many books he writes to try and change history....facts are facts.

November 20 2010 at 1:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
charlesharris53

mis typed on the date, 2995 should have been 2005

November 20 2010 at 12:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
charlesharris53

President Bush was led to believe by various sources that iraq had wmds. go to this site and you will see how your precious dem congress pushed him into war...http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/wmdquotes.asp....now we can talk about jimmy carter who actually created al qaeda,google search. now we can talk about bill clinton who turned down syrias offer of handing bin laden and two of his top aides over the the U.S....the same two who flew into the towers, google search... now lets get into fannie and freddie. bush in 2995 warned congress that this institute was heading us in the wrong direction. the dems said no way, it is soluable, google search.. as for putting this country in danger, after 9/11, no country would dare touch us. after obama started his apology tour every country is laughing at us and now are looking at destroying us in one way or another. go ahead and blame bush but i slept great all the years he was in office, now i have great worries as to our future under "the mistaken one obama"

November 20 2010 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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