Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Hey, all fishermen are liars...

...but we have a truly world-class one in Bush. Americablog

Bush told the following to a German newspaper yesterday:

Bush told weekly Bild am Sonntag when asked about his high point since becoming president in January 2001.

"I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound perch in my lake."

The only problem is that the world's record for the largest freshwater perch caught is 4 pounds 3 ounces.

So Bush either doubled the world record, and didn't report it, or he's a liar.

There's some question that Bush said 'bass' instead of 'perch'. Bass are generally bigger. Maybe it's in the translation. Yeah, right.

I'm glad Bush caught something, even if he's lying about what it was. After all, he can't catch Osama Bin laden or al-Zarqawi, and nobody's catchin' avian flu like he predicted.

Fish stories are like war stories ("Now this is no shit...") or fairy tales ("Once upon a time..."), except they start with arms outstretched sideways ("The damn thing was thiiiis big..."). It's a good idea to wear waders to listen to any of 'em.

I released the biggest fish I ever caught, but the photo of it weighed three pounds.

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