George W. Bush To Be Hung In White House Ceremony

Well, to be more precise, his official portrait:

George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are expected to return to the White House later this month to be honored by President Barack Obama with the unveiling of their official portraits that will hang at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The White House confirmed on Friday that the Bushes are slated to revisit their Washington home of eight years on May 31 for a rare joint appearance between the current and past president.

Additional details about the event, first reported by The Dallas Morning News, will be released in the next couple weeks, and we’ve put in a call to Bush’s Dallas office as well.

The ceremony, which will be the former president’s first public visit to the White House in over two years, is sure to draw lots of attention given that it’s an election year and that Bush informally endorsed Obama’s GOP rival, Mitt Romney, earlier this week.

And no, I could not resist that post title.

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020.

Comments

  1. rodney dill says:

    Nice double entendre in the title, but I figured it out instantly, without checking the post…. Not that that alway happens.

    I guess this means one of the final entries in GWB’s presidential bio will read something like,

    George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, returned to the White House later to be honored with the unveiling of their official portraits, hung at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. President Obama graciously oversaw the portrait hanging ceremony.

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Well, to be more precise, his official portrait:

    I knew it was too good to be true.

  3. grumpy realist says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Difference between the “strong” verb form, which would be “hanged” (referring to people and other live entities getting suspended by rope, wire, or other means until death), and the “weak” verb form, which is applied to what one does to pictures.

    IIRC, the verb tenses are (hang, hanged, hanged) vs. (hang, hung, hung.)

    Anyone remember any other strong/weak verb pairs like this? I think that’s the only one that has made it down to modern English from wherever it came from. Old Saxon?

  4. David says:

    Thanks for the chuckle, Doug.

  5. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @grumpy realist:

    the verb tenses are (hang, hanged, hanged) vs. (hang, hung, hung.)

    Grumpy, you forgot ‘lynched’.

  6. PsychoDad says:

    Real class act there, jerkoff. Are you one of the ones calling for a “more civil tone” every time someone questions Dear Leader?

  7. @PsychoDad:

    It’s called a sense of humor, look into it.

  8. Scott O. says:

    @PsychoDad: Well chosen name!

  9. G.A. says:

    And I thought it was gonna be a very big stick joke:(

  10. Scott O. says:

    @G.A.: Perhaps he’ll wear the codpiece.

  11. G.A. says:

    Cuttlefish of Cthulhu?

  12. Malcolm O says:

    @Doug Mataconis: If that’s your real picture, you look like a real cock sucker. Nice job looser; you and Obama should hook up since he has come out of the closet.

  13. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Doug Mataconis: Doug, I am seriously disappointed that neither of my comments have garnered a single “Unhelpful”. I am losing faith in the Serial Right in a big way,

    @Malcolm O:

    Ooooooooppppsss…… Than along comes a heavyweight like Malcolm O to renew my faith.

  14. John Peabody says:

    “They said you was hung!”
    “And they was right!”

  15. Phillip says:

    @Malcolm O:

    You see a picture of a man and start seeing penises. Hmmmmmmmmmmm…. can’t say I’ve ever seen a penis that wasn’t there. I’ve often undressed a woman with my eyes, but adding penises just doesn’t seem like the behavior of someone who’s totally at peace with themselves. Pity.

  16. Ben Wolf says:

    @Malcolm O: Bye-bye, little man.

  17. al-Ameda says:

    lol …. I like your sense of advertising Doug.

  18. al-Ameda says:

    @Malcolm O:

    If that’s your real picture, you look like a real cock sucker. Nice job looser; you and Obama should hook up since he has come out of the closet.

    “looser”? Who are you calling a slut?

  19. roger says:

    So…after the event, we can say he was well hung?

    drumroll…cymbal crash…