Bush Gives Protesters the Finger

From LiveJournal user jiveturkey: The single greatest event of my life.

At the front of this second bus was The W himself, waving cheerily at his supporters on the other side of the highway. Adam, Brendan, and I rose our banner (the More Trees, Less Bush one) and he turned to wave to our side of the road. His smile faded, and he raised his left arm in our direction. And then, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States of America, extended his middle finger.

Read that last sentence again.
I got flipped off by George W. Bush.

A ponytailed man standing next to us confirmed the event, saying, “I do believe the President of the U.S. just gave you boys the finger.” We laughed probably for the next half hour, and promptly told everyone we knew.

Heh. I still think Bush is toast in November, but this could help him get back into it. I mean, in an alternate universe, I could even imagine me voting for someone willing to do that.

22 Responses to “Bush Gives Protesters the Finger”

  1. Tzoq Says:

    Back on August 8, 1982, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau flipped off a bunch of Western protestors who were disrupting his vacation. It was huge news, and is still remembered today. I wonder if this will get any coverage in the US press…

  2. brian -- pittsburgh Says:

    That is so wild because I JUST got done reading about John Kerry doing the same to some heckler at the Vietnam Wall on Memorial Day…..Dick Cheney is inviting people to engage in sexual intercourse in the most vulgar terms on the floor of the Senate….What’s next, John Edwards mooning a group of reporters? I’ve never been under the illusion that the people that occupy the White House are saints or moral barometers. I’ve heard the Nixon tapes, Johnson’s rants, and read about Kennedy’s fondness for the well place swearing. But God, keep you’re head on you when you’re in public. Especially, giving the finger. Just waive and smile. It’s not reassuring if your getting so rattled that you whip the bird. Show some composure for God’s Sake.

  3. steffen Says:

    I would agree, but I did not see any picture of the president actually doing this. it is dangerous to accuse him without evidence, right? I dont trust anyone without evidence and/or proof. Let’s not take this too far. Did he do it? Show me. These rants are undermining the anti-Bush administration cause…

  4. whatever Says:

    You should make a place to upload and display images of bush giving the finger, it might really take off./

  5. a_stupid_box Says:

    I’m with steffen on this one. No proof, no story. Bad link, John, just like a similar story you ran not-too-long-ago.

    I’ll be sure to put together a website that details how Bush kicked my dog when he visits Ashwaubenon, WI soon. No pictures of course, but hey, it’s true because a website is up… just like http://www.furnitureporn.com

  6. jeremy Says:

    People are dumb, but they are not THAT DUMB. Think folks the president is running for a re-election so of course in this day & age of digital everything (including cell phone that take pictures)do you really expect us to believe he would flip you off on a simple bait. Hey I am not saying he didnt want to do it. But c’mon this is the same guy that 4 yrs earlier got into hot water for calling a reporter an “FUCKING ASSHOLE” and did’nt relize he had a hot mike. So tell me why he would risk major PR damage over you. I thank you for your time in reading this, but sir I believe your lying to us.

  7. John Callender Says:

    Ah, but see, that’s the beauty of lies.com: Even if the story isn’t true, it’s still on-topic for the site.

  8. Citizen629473234 Says:

    Click my name for the Bush Finger pic. Decide for yourself if it’s real.

  9. John Callender Says:

    Ah, yes. I remember _my_ first copy of Photoshop.

  10. Fratboy69 Says:

    If he did, it probably looked like this:


  11. Mike Schmid Says:

    If you think that was good, check out what the man did in this video clip….

  12. Eric Botticelli Says:

    George W. Bush gives middle finger — videotape.
    Visit FreeSpeeches.net for the latest on this story. I will update this post when more information about the date/broadcasting company is available.

  13. Ron Anderson Says:

    Here is the Video of Bush giving the finger.

  14. Ron Anderson Says:


  15. jim Says:

    slight edit.



  16. Joe Says:

    I watched a short video in which Bush, a few years ago I think, gave the finger to some camera men. I was not impressed. He really looked a twisted immature individual, not quite statesman-like.

  17. Joe Says:

    Here you go:

    This is the video of George W. Bush giving the finger.


    Sorry but this born-again “compassionate” guy reveals his very nature here. And the finger is a very metaphoric of his attitude towards Americans.

  18. Jacqueline Says:

    If any one want to see the pic of him giving the finger go to funnyjunk.com and look at the videos and it will show him

  19. FuckYouBush.com Says:

    I have a couple images on my site of Bush flipping us off…


  20. Chris Says:

    To those that think this is recent and how “born-agains” act, this is from when he was Governor of Texas and still a drinker. Get a grip people. Like you’ve never done anything stupid before? < >

  21. HO HO HO Says:

    way to really stick it to him in November!

    I will be laughing about that for the next 20 years.

  22. Bush Boot Gets Attention « Standard English Standard Says:

    […] perhaps addresses the question of rage over dissent.   Getting the boot, says Bush, was also like someone giving you the finger.   On the surface level, this likening makes perfect sense.  Having shoes thrown at you, in Arab […]

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