Hilarious Bushism Reveals He Didn't Want to Vote for McCain, Would've Endorsed Obama

Financial Timesreporter Alex Barker has revealed a hilarious Oval Office conversation between then-president George W. Bush and a group of British dignitaries in the lead-up to the 2008 election.

Knowing that Dubya had recently endorsed John McCain as his successor, the visitors, being their polite British selves, said something diplomatic about the Arizona Senator. According to two people who were present that day, the former president shocked the group, which included then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown, by saying:

I probably won’t even vote for the guy. I had to endorse him. But I’d have endorsed Obama if they’d asked me.

As you can imagine, that comment allegedly garnered stunned looks and awkward "moving along now" comments all around.

Bush's camp has of course denied the story, calling it "ridiculous." But it's not such a stretch to imagine Bush saying something like that. He was not a fan of McCain's, by any means, so we all know his endorsement was purely a matter of towing the party line.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at November 10, 2010, 5:55am

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