Hey, Rummy, what's up... It's me... George... George W Bush, the dang president of the United Space... How am I supposed to know your nap schedule?... Well that's true. Someday I will be an old man myself, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'll know how you feel... Listen... Okay, I'll wait while you get some coffee............... ...doo doo dee doo doo... doo doo dee doo... down on the corner, out in the street, Willie and the poorboys are playin banjos with their feet... doo doo dee doo doo... You back? Good. Got a question for you... Okay, okay, go ahead and get your creamer. Jeez... humm... hum hum de hum... why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near, just like... Rummy. Whuh?... No, that wasn't my question. Just keepin myself entertained while you're dilly-dallying around. I want to know about the war... the one in Iraq, you idgit... well, you act like one... No I'm not gonna wait while you toast up an English muffin... Will you just shut up and listen to your commander in chief for half a minute... Hey!... Just you... I'll take you out old man, I'll... Me and no army, buster... Whuh?... Rummy? Rummy?... The senile old bastard hung up on me...

Rummy. Let's get down to business... It's me... George... George W Bush, the boss of you... Yes I am... No you can't quit... Because I'm issuing an executive order that says so... Come on, man, I just got one quick question and then I'll leave you alone... Yes, promise... Did we... Whuh? Let someone else answer the door... Rummy... Okay, okay, get your damn dry cleaning............
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......... Okay, look. I just wanna know if we're any closer to having some sort of timetable on Iraq... No, I just need a little good news for my speech tonight, and I thought maybe... Yeah, yeah, we don't believe in timetables... Yeah, sure, the insurgents would like nothing better than to wait us out... So that's it, huh... you got nothing for me... thanks a lot... no, I won't mention it.

 

2005, Mark Hoback