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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bush impersonator nails him

I have no idea who this guy is, but his President Bush act is brilliant.

Notice how he not only gets W's looks and voice right, but also the tiny, subtle details of manner and delivery. The hilarity transcends politics, although I'm sure some touchy conservatives will object.

10 Comments:

Blogger Kelly said...

Patrick,

Thank you for this...I'm still cracking up! You're right, this guy (I don't know who he is either) nails W.

I can't imagine anybody objecting, and I'm about as conservative as they come.

The "visual" is side-splitting!

4:42 PM

 
Blogger Patrick said...

I love the way he captures Ws. weird kind of look off to the side as he begins the speech (almost like a "we'll be fine, don't you worry" signal to Laura".

Great stuff! Good to have you in Seize the Dei, Kelly.

6:34 PM

 
Blogger RC said...

He even looks a bit like Jeb Bush, too.

10:34 PM

 
Blogger Patrick said...

RC: He absolutely does look like Jeb, too. I hope W or his brother get to see it. How could you not roar? It's so bang-on.

BTW say hello to Pete V for me.

8:35 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came across this posting, and thought it was hysterical so I did a search. The clip is from the Jeff Foxworthy Roast on Comedy Central and the guy who does the Bush impersonation is named Steve Bridges.

Does a good job too.

11:37 AM

 
Blogger Jeffrey Overstreet said...

Steve Bridges attended Biola University. I recently visited the Biola Media Conference, and Steve was the special surprise guest at the closing dinner. He was astonishing.

At Steve's Web site, you can see him shaking hands with Dubya himself.

12:45 PM

 
Blogger Patrick said...

Jeff:

Good to have you at Seize the Dei. My friend Barbara Nicolosi has said good things about you. It's interesting to hear about Mr. Bridge's Biola background, because I thought his reference at the end to Jeff Foxworthy's religious and family values came off as sincere admiration.

I do hope the President gets a chance to see him, if he already hasn't.

2:27 PM

 
Anonymous psbuh said...

Yep, he's got the mannerisms nailed. The routine is boring, trite,and telegraphs every joke not a cliche, but he does have the mannerisms and the inflections down.

10:07 PM

 
Blogger Patrick said...

There's one in every crowd, psbuh. Should he do an extended ad lib using Method acting techniques? A speech from Hamlet delivered in perfect Latin to make the angels weep?

Lighten up. It's just an impersonation, for crying out loud.

It's hard to tell whether you're a pro-Bush kool-aid drinker or a practicing Bush hater.

10:12 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be a kicker if Bush actually invites the guy for a personal White House performance?

(I remember Gerald Ford's 1980-vintage Symposium on Humor and the Presidency, where he actually upstaged Chevy Chase's impersonation, pratfall and all.)

12:03 PM

 

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