"Surely it must have been a slip for Maureen Dowd to align the artistry of my late husband, Gene Kelly, with the president's clumsy performances. To suggest that ''George Bush has turned into Gene Kelly'' represents not only an implausible transformation but a considerable slight. If Gene were in a grave, he would have turned over in it.
When Gene was compared to the grace and agility of Jack Dempsey, Wayne Gretzky and Willie Mays, he was delighted. But to be linked with a clunker -- particularly one he would consider inept and demoralizing -- would have sent him reeling.
Graduated with a degree in economics from Pitt, Gene was not only a gifted dancer, director and choreographer, he was also a most civilized man. He spoke multiple languages; wrote poetry; studied history; understood the projections of Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes. He did the Sunday Times crossword in ink. Exceedingly articulate, Gene often conveyed more through movement than others manage with words.
Sadly, President Bush fails to communicate meaningfully with either. For George Bush to become Gene Kelly would require impossible leaps in creativity, erudition and humility."
Patricia Ward Kelly
Los Angeles, March 16, 2008
carrying on the never ending election season- um- i mean lame duck year, our beloved buffoon goes from photo op to photo op apparently never really realizing how much he is absolutely disliked. ok- that was harsh- i meant hated. if he isn't getting the picture yet- this might clear things up for him (someone might want to tell him that getting booed is NOT a sign of endearment):
and if that's not adding insult to injury- his presidential library lost its web address to a cybersquatter. someone should really sit him down gently and have a chat. on second thought- don't. we'd be left with cheney. oh right...