George W. Bush on Filipinos and Philippine-Americans

Gloria Arroyo with George W. Bush
"I want to tell you how proud I am to be the President of a nation that -- in which there's a lot of Philippine-Americans. They love America and they love their heritage. And I reminded the President that I am reminded of the great talent of the -- of our Philippine-Americans when I eat dinner at the White House.

And the chef is a great person and a really good cook, by the way, Madam President."
- George W. Bush in a meeting with Pres. Gloria Arroyo
at the White House on June 24, 2008

-Of all the possible "small talk" comments a United States President could utter to another person similar to his stature- a Philippine President, George W. Bush came up with the stupidest blabber ever! While the statement sounded 'harmless' reading from the entire transcript of what transpired from that meeting, I feel a little bit slighted and offended by this comment bordering on racism, and belittling.

Don't your minions of staff brief you about who you're meeting and tell you about the country he/she represents prior to the meet? You are reminded of our great talent every time you eat dinner at the White House? How patronizing! Please. Sorry soon to-be- former Mr. President Bush, I did not get the joke!

George Bush made the comment in reference to Cristeta "Cris" Comerford who was named White House chef in August of 2005 and who still serves as the White House chef to this day! (We will find out if the Obama's will keep Miss Comerford in the White house. We certainly hope so!)

As for this thoughtless comment, George W. Bush will truly leave a mark on this blog. Talk about leaving a lasting impression!


Anonymous said...

Yes, another in a long line of ignorant speeches. He should do comedy, because I laugh so much when I hear him talk.

Jane Doe said...

He just has this way of offending everyone, doesn't he?

Anonymous said...

It happens many times that great persons making jokes on their speech. It does not mean that they are comedians. I just remind you, he was the president of America. That's It.

admin said...

hello News-N-Views..

may i remind you that the whole point of my rant is that he was NOT making a speech at all! he was just making empty conversations. He was trying to make "small talks" that were totally useless. Ever heard of the phrase, "if you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all?" because you just might offend people... ?

my point is he didn't have to say anything at all other than go about their diplomatic talks. he obviously didn't know much about our country despite having visited it and having met our own president many times! I never said he was a comedian, I said his small talk TRYING HARD to be funny- if at all he was trying to be funny- wasn't funny at all! So, no I did not get the joke.

yes, great persons make jokes on their speeches- INTELLIGENT JOKES- not condescending ones. he sure didn't act like the president of the united states when he met our president- he acted like a patronizing joe who didn't know a thing about our country! and that's what's sad about it.

i appreciate your input. :-)

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