The weird, humiliating nicknames George W Bush gave to everyone

Remember when "Turd blossom" was the affectionate nickname the President of the United States used to refer to his chief advisor?



Good times!

An indispensable Wikipedia list captures the prolific nicknames generated by GW to refer to the people around him. The article speculates (without citation) that Bush may have acquired the nickname bug during his years as a member of the Skull and Bones, a notorious secret society at Yale University.


* Pootie-Poot, Ostrich Legs – Vladimir Putin, President[5][6][7] and former Prime Minister of Russia

* Shoes – Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy

* Boy Genius, Turd Blossom, the Architect – Senior Advisor Karl Rove[6][12]

* Fredo – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales[6][14]

* High Prophet, Hurricane Karen – Karen Hughes, Special Advisor; Director of Communications under Texas Governor George W. Bush[16]

* Brownie – Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael D. Brown[19]

* Bama, Rock – Barack Obama, former Democratic Senator, Illinois, Bush's successor as President of the United States[25][dubious – discuss]

* Boner – John Boehner, former Republican Majority Leader, former Speaker of the House [26]

* Big Boy – Chris Christie, former United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, current Governor of New Jersey [27]

* Stretch/Little Stretch – David Gregory, NBC[36][37][38]

* Stretch – Dick Kyle, Bloomberg News[38]

* Super Stretch – Bill Sammon, then of The Washington Times, now of The Washington Examiner[38]

* Shades – Peter Wallsten, blind reporter for the Los Angeles Times[40]

* Flies on the Eyeballs Guy – Director of the CIA Counterterrorist Center Cofer Black [45]

List of nicknames used by George W. Bush
[Wikipedia]


(via Kottke)

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