Well, looks like Bush has the Ol’ Grandad kept in the lectern now, or perhaps just pumped in intravenously from where he used to keep his audio-receiver. Nice picture, dumbass.

Oh, I’m sorry, I guess I’m being disrespectful toward Dear Leader. What could possibly be the cause?

“Recent economic indicators have become increasingly mixed,” Bush said today after lunch with Mayor Richard Daley and city business leaders at the Union League Club of Chicago.

I believe the mix is, "Well, it sucks for most of you. But I’m still employed, have fabulous free-health care, free-housing, free airplane, and make serious money, so it’s good for me."

Meanwhile, in reality, I still cannot get over this news blurb from yesterday:

The average UK person will this year have a greater income than their US counterpart for the first time since the 19th Century, figures suggest…

"The UK has been catching up steadily with living standards in the US since 2001, so it is a well-established trend rather than simply the result of currency fluctuations."

Good thing we elected had selected for us a Dickensian Uriah Heep without the cunning.

(Photo Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News)