Barring any unforseen goof-ups, misstatements, or an attentive public, Bush is confident about winning the 2004 election. Running as the incumbent and toting a hefty war-chest, Bush is perhaps the favorite to win despite his horrific economy and rock-bottom IQ. He is not without a plan B, though. Speaking with ABC last week, Bush signed on to play Moe in an upcoming Three Stooges remake. The film is due out in May 2005.
"I've been practicing my eye-poke for a few weeks now and I think I got it down pat. It's remembering all them lines that worries me" said Georgeof his actions on fitting the part. Bush is also said to have altered his hair style to better portray the real Moe and has decided to keep the same goofy smile.
Director Ron Howard will take on the project and is confident in the casting of George W. Bush. "We needed to find a complete dolt who could convincingly play the part. Needless to say [George Bush's] name came up pretty quickly" said Howard on casting Bush. "He naturally has Three Stooges-instincts, thats why he's the perfect fit." Bush did not even have to audition for the part. ABC was blown away with his State of the Union Adress and sought him out immediately.
His newfound acting career is said not interfere with his current job as U.S. Cheif of State, but Bush has shown signs of training for his new part. Last week at a conference with his cabinet, Bush sequentially slapped Cheney, Powell and Rice, following it up with a gruff "Spread out!" Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert had a clump of hair pulled out last week, but it is only speculation that Bush did the uprooting.
But can a U.S. president really stand up to the challenge of portraying Moe in a Three stooges short? Movie critics are doubtful, despite the movie's astronomical $87 billion dollar budget that Bush has asked Congress for. "I see Bush more as an action hero in tights, a stunt double, or possibly an extra. Not Moe." said Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times of our acting president.
Bush said he would be ready to make the swith from politics to acting. "I'm gettin bored with this president thing. I never wanted to do it in the first place, but Papa made me do it; I like daddy." The transition from politics to acting has been done before. Former president Bill Clinton had a breif cameo in "Cindy's House" and also made an appearance in "Young Blondes".
Other motion picture companies are showing signs of mimicking this ABC action. New Line Cinema is negotiating with Dennis Kucinich to play the part of "Gollum" in the future feature film "The Hobbit". Al Sharpton is teaming up with Wesley Snipes in "Blade III: Communicate, Emancipate, and Elevate"
So keep your eyes open for politicians in Hollywood, the newest trend.