Claim: President George W. Bush cited actor Bob Denver as his role model.
Example: [Maui News, 2005]
Off-the-cuff comment reveals appropriate role model
Well, well, well, we finally have a real answer to Dubya’s antics, follies, farces and mishmash leadership. He’s set the record straight about who he chooses to emulate. For once I think his actions truly follow his words.
Mahalo, President Bush, for clearing this up in an unscripted comment. It all makes sense to me now.
Bush mourned the passing of actor Bob Denver, calling the “Gilligan’s Island” star “a great American and a role model for me personally.” Gilligan managed to foul up an island and six other people’s lives while he’s managed to foul up a nation and millions of lives.
Congratulations, President Bush. I think you have surpassed your role model, little buddy.
above-cited text appeared in the “Letters to Editor” column of the
It appears the letter writer himself is a bit of a bumbler, though, because President Bush didn’t make the statement attributed to him. It was taken from The Borowitz Report, a satirical publication produced by humorist Andy Borowitz, whose
Last updated: 20 September 2005