You know…if we were in World War III I wonder if we would have an election in 2008…
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 â€” President Bush warned today that Iran would be raising the risk of a â€œWorld War IIIâ€ if it came to possess nuclear weapons. [Source, The New York Times]
Does the United States have a prime minister?
…Mr. Putin made clear that he might seek to become prime minister of Russia when he steps down as president â€” an approach that Mr. Bush wryly said he might want to emulate. [Source, The New York Times]
Update: Tim Grieve of Salon has the quote as:
Reporter: Mr. President, following up on Vladimir Putin for a moment, he said recently that next year, when he has to step down according to the constitution, as the president, he may become prime minister; in effect keeping power and dashing any hopes for a genuine democratic transition there …
Bush: I’ve been planning that myself.
[Source, Salon, It was a joke (we think)]
Threat Level isn’t concerned but put in a freedom of information request anyway.
On Nov 3, 2004, I suggested GW would take the 2008 election.
Update narration (with apologies for the poor read-done in tired haste, bad impersonations, and my sound effects didn’t work):