Dance, Monkey: Jim Morris as President George W. Bush

A comic in the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 25, 2007
Jim Morris

Jim Morris and The Presidential Follies of 2008 | Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway, Somerville | Through September 30 | 617.591.1616
What are you going to dress up as for Halloween this year?
George Washington — unless my mother beats me to it.

All of your friends at the White House are leaving you! Who are you going to play with now?
I still have friends. Friends who’ve stuck with me through it all. Wonderful folks like Prince Bandar. He’s one of those Saudis. The good kind. There are a few dozen of ’em. My whole family — we’re very friendly with him. I call him Bandar Bush. He calls me by my Arab name: Bibbity Bobbity Bush.

War time is fun time! Who are you going to start a war with next?
I detect more than a slight note of sarcasm. It’s questions like that that endanger our national security. You should know that Vice-President Cheney and I have just implemented a plan whereby we now deal with people who disagree with our plans for Iraq and Afghanistan by declaring them Enemy Combatants. Those individuals will then be rendered on an all-expense-paid trip to a special camp for “misunderestimaters,” where they will then get to learn just how long they can hold their breath.

Be honest: did you ever wish your daughters were boys instead?
No, not really. But I might have considered one of each, like Dick Cheney has.

Does Laura have any secret nicknames for you?
Yes, but if I told you, I’d have to kill you.

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