Kanye Ruined Otherwise Immaculate Bush Presidency Legacy

Can you think of a few challenging issues that happened during (or, arguably, as a result of) George W. Bush's presidency? September 11, for instance, or invading Iraq. Or, hey, what about Hurricane Katrina, which brought some of the worst human suffering we've seen in this country. I mean, if you were Bush and you were writing a memoir about your time as PoTUS, you'd probably have a few occasions to choose from when it came time to describing the worst moment during your time in office.

However, according to Bush, his "all-time low" came when ... KANYE WEST DISSED HIM.

Oh, my god. I just ... I need a moment, here.


Bush was interviewed by Matt Lauer (it will air on Monday, November 8, at 8 p.m. ET as a special Matt Lauer Reports) to discuss his upcoming presidential memoir titled Decision Points. In the interview, Lauer read back Bush's words about Kanye's "George Bush doesn't care about black people" comment, which Bush described as, I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP, the lowest point in his presidency.

W. responded,

Yeah. I still feel that way as you read those words. I felt 'em when I heard 'em, felt 'em when I wrote 'em, and I felt 'em when I'm listening to 'em.

(Nice to see Bush has retained his vise-like grip on the English language.)

Lauer, suitably taken aback by a former president's claim that his hardest moment came when an over-hyped rap star criticized him, tried to clarify.

You're not saying that the worst moment in your presidency was watching the misery in Louisiana. You're saying it was when someone insulted you because of that.

Bush replied,

There's a lot of tough moments in the book. And it was a disgusting moment, pure and simple.

Actually, you know what I think is disgusting? To know that the president of my country was more affected by Kanye Freaking West than, oh, say, watching the Twin Towers collapse.

No word from Kanye yet on what he thinks about this whole thing, but I think that sound you hear is his already painfully engorged ego growing several Grinch-like sizes in diameter.

What's your take? Do you agree that Kanye's diss was the lowest point in Bush's presidency?

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