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Round the mulberry Bush

Given Bush’s close association with the Almighty with whom he has a regular natter about managing world affairs, he might even branch into gospel music.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2008 20:58 IST

Even as he moves into exit mode, George Bush is clearly on song. On Saturday, he proved that he is not one to hide his light under a bushel when he sang a ditty set to the tune of ‘Green Green Grass of Home’ to a distinguished gathering. Now Bush is known for his penchant to dance to the tune of heavyweights in his administration. Whoever thought he could hold his own in the warbling stakes? This newfound passion could pave the way for a new career. Given his cowboy image, he could well give many a country and western singer a run for his Grammy.

Could this musical prodigy be the same man who looked pained to say the least when a former Japanese prime minister broke into a never-ending karaoke of a popular Elvis Presley song in the US? Clearly, the soon to be ex-Prez marches to the beat of another drummer.

Given Dubya’s close association with the Almighty with whom he has a regular natter about managing world affairs, he might even branch into gospel music. While Aretha Franklin need not hang up her boots just yet, Bush may revive interest in all things spiritual. You’ve to give it to Bush, he will not fade away into the Texan sunset and mooch about the brown, brown grass at home. Without his presence, late-night comedy shows would loose their pizzazz. His manners have kept them in business for eight years and we can’t quite see McCain, Obama or Hillary Clinton knocking them dead with that mispronunciation and unrecognisable grammar and syntax. So, clearly it’s on to Operation Desert Strum for Dubya. And as for his detractors, well, you could say it has gone from bad to verse.