This has already been spread around the internets, but I think it deserves a few more comments.
He loves to cuss, gets a jolly when a mountain biker wipes out trying to keep up with him, and now we're learning that the first frat boy loves flatulence jokes. A top insider let that slip when explaining why President Bush is paranoid around women, always worried about his behavior. But he's still a funny, earthy guy who, for example, can't get enough of fart jokes. He's also known to cut a few for laughs, especially when greeting new young aides, but forget about getting people to gas about that.
We all recall that Bush is all about dringing dignity and respect to the White House. Most bloggers are hooting at the hypocrisy of it all and because it confirms that Bush is the white trash yahoo that we always thought he was. What's really significant is that this appeared in U. S. News & World Report, the most conservative of the news weeklys. Is this a sign that Bush is toast, that he is losing the support of his base? Or, is it a sign that he's toast, and the conservatives are distancing themselves from him in order to prevent a complete electoral disaster from sweeping the movement into the dustbin of history? Or both?
* I stole this joke from Digby.