The inscription noting the duration of Bush's presidential term doesn't read "2001-2009." It reads "2001-BLANK." In other words, the statue says he's going to be president from 2001 through infinity! Everyone knows that Bush is supposed to leave office in January of 2009. No mystery. No uncertainty. The 22nd Amendment makes it so. It's the law. No gray area.
Or is there?
I knew this would slip out somehow, but I never thought the leak would come from a statue. Is someone at the National Guard trying to warn us? Does President Bush plan to use his Executive authority under his wartime powers to cancel the 2008 election because a change in leadership here might embolden the terrorists? The statue says 'yes.'
And then he adds:
UPDATE: From the comments. This will make you lose sleep: Joint Resolution 24. Thanks to commenters Agape and Strangerina. I just wrote the sentence: "Thanks to commenters Agape and Strangerina." Blogging, I adore thee.
Or: "hey guys, lets repeal the 22nd Amendment!"
For those of you who are ignorant of history, which is to say most Democrats, the 22nd Amendment was a Republican response to FDR's violation of the custom established by President George Washington of the president serving only two terms.
Of course if it prevents Hillary Stalinova Clinton from ever being elected to the office of president then President Bush serving a third term would certainly be a good thing.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.