I just heard this on the 11:00 news. I was in the other room and thought that I must have misheard it so I looke this up
In reply to:
-AP- South Dakota- Reported earlier today, congress has quietly approved the Bush administration's petition to the National Parks Service to add to Mt. Rushmore. Supporters of President George W Bush strongly believe that his tenacious spread of democracy abroad and his fearless defence of American sovereignty have earned him not only a place in history but immortality in stone. Says Al Surgeon of the NPS "even if it is somewhat controversial, it will definitely provide a much needed shot-in-the-arm for the NPS and domestic tourism in general".
Carved into the southeast face of a mountain in South Dakota, are the faces of four presidents. The faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln look down from their stoney heights and remind everyone that even the impossible is possible.
Sen. Hillary Clinton (dem) simply described the move as "arrogant". Clinton insiders, however, claim that she is quietly in favour of the precedent this addition might make for further changes in the future. Possibly even for her own immortality in stone as the first woman President. When asked to comment on this, the Senator declined
I think this is soooo nuts that it doesn't even surprise me anymore.I sure hope the artist catches bush's totally stunned look or that inapropriate dumb-ass smile he gets when he's caught off guard by a serious question.