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George H.W. Bush Has Been Grabbing Asses For Years

Remember when George W. Bush was president and we all pretended his father was this great elder statesman even though he threw up on the prime minister of Japan, a level of embarrassment even Trump hasn’t subjected us to yet? Well, it turns out that the elder Bush’s friendship with Bill Clinton might be based on more than just both men having been president; it turns out they’re both also serial sexual harassers.

Yes, we knew that George H.W. Bush was ass grabbing in his wheelchair, blaming it on being at ass height. And he also told the worst dad joke ever when he did it. Bush’s people basically said that this was meant to be a good-natured gesture meant to lighten the mood. And I believe that it might be meant that way, but it isn’t 1950, you can’t just go around slapping women on the ass to say good job. It’s just not appropriate, even if it was considered okay at one time. You know, like slavery, smoking in public or super-hero movies without a Top 40 soundtrack.

More women have come forward about this, and one of them, Roslyn Corrigan, says Bush has been doing this since 2003. Basically, her dad worked for the CIA and she left school early to go to a meet-and-greet with the former president and CIA Director. When the 16-year-old posed for a picture with Bush and her mother, she says the former president grabbed her ass. This was in 2003 when Bush was most certainly not yet in a wheelchair.

You may be asking why Corrigan waited until now to make these accusations publicly. Well, it’s because of the reaction to Bush’s recent spate of ass-grabbing problems. In her own words, from Time magazine:

“When I heard that was the reason, like, ‘Oh, he’s just an old man and he doesn’t know any better and he’s just being harmless and playful and it’s just where his arm falls… I just burst into uncontrollable sobbing,” Corrigan said. “I just couldn’t sit with that. I can’t. I cannot sit with that. I can’t sleep anymore, because that’s not true, and it’s not an excuse.”

So where does that leave us, president-wise? Trump said he likes to grab women by the pussy, Obama used flying robots to murder Americans and foreign civilians extrajudicially, Bush started an illegal war and torture program, Clinton is a rapist, Bush Sr. is an ass grabber and Reagan sold illegal drugs in inner cities to fund the Contras. Ass grabber doesn’t actually sound so bad in context. But Jimmy Carter is out there building houses, basically the same age as Bush and he hasn’t, as far as I know, grabbed anyone’s ass unwillingly, so there’s really no excuse for Bush.

  • America is with her!

    “My man”!

    lol

  • America is with her!

    Clearly it’s a right-wing thing!

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