Sunday, May 07, 2006
George W. Bush Tells His Biggest Lie
Bush's best moment in office? reelin in big perch
BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush told a German newspaper his best moment in more than five years in office was catching a big perch "You know, I've experienced many great moments and it's hard to name the best," Bush told weekly Bild am Sonntag when asked about his high point since becoming president in January 2001.
"I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound (3.402 kilos) perch in my lake," he told the newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.
Bush said the worst moment was September 11 when hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.
Well...Dubya has lied once again, and this time it's a whopper. The largest perch caught in the US was 4 lb. and 10 z. A White Perch, caught by Mrs. Earl Small in Maine.
Maybe what Dubya is talking about is a bass, or else a Nile perch, that was trans-planted to his pond. There was a fellow in Texas who caught a 12 pound Nile perch, but that wouldn't be anything to brag about, as there was one caught in Lake Victoria in Africa, that was 392 lbs.
The pond on Bush's so called ranch has only been there for around 4 years, and is only part of the whole fantasy that it is a little Texas ranch where he goes to cut brush. I believe it is actually, what I would call an expensive photo-op.
Prairie Chapel Ranch is a 1583 acre (6.4 km²) estate located seven miles (10 km) northwest of Crawford, Texas. It is the home of President George W. Bush. Then–Governor Bush bought the land, which was a former pig farm, in 1999 shortly after earning a $14.3-million profit from the sale of the Texas Rangers. Based on fair-market land prices at the time the deal was closed for an estimated $1.3 million. While Bush is there as President, the estate is known as the Western White House and it has also been called the "Texas White House".
In 2002 Bush added an 11 acre (45,000 m²) man-made pond that is stocked with 600 bass and thousands of bait fish. In 2002, the ranch was wired for what Bush described in a 2003 tour of the ranch as "real time, secure videoconferencing" to be used for his briefings from the CIA and Dick Cheney.