Ahhh, tabloid headlines. How I love writing them. In an interview with Matt Lauer that will air next Monday, George W. Bush stated that Kanye West’s “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” comment during the Hurricane Katrina telethon was the worst moment of his presidency.
Lauer: You say you told Laura at the time it was the worst moment of your Presidency?
Bush: Yes. My record was strong I felt when it came to race relations and giving people a chance. And– it was a disgusting moment.
Lauer: You’re not saying that the worst moment in your presidency was watching the misery in Louisiana. You’re saying it was when someone insulted you because of that.
Bush: No — that — and I also make it clear that the misery in Louisiana affected me deeply as well. There’s a lot of tough moments in the book. And it was a disgusting moment, pure and simple.
There isn’t any way that I can poke fun at this without it getting political and igniting the typical flame war in the comments — especially on the day after an election — so let’s all just join hands and re-watch the epic awkwardness of Mike Myers’ facial expression when Kanye goes off script:
[More excerpts at TV by the Numbers]