Washington (AP) - President George W. Bush who is notorious for being a compulsive liar actually told the truth at a press conference this afternoon. Near the end of the press conference Bush was asked by CNN Correspondent Dick Long what color socks he was wearing. Bush replied that he was wearing blue socks.
Knowing that Bush always lied, Long insisted that Bush prove his statement. Bush lifted his pant leg and revealed, to the amazement of the media, that he was indeed sporting blue socks! Even Bush himself was surprised and he said, "well, I'll be damned!"
Long reportedly lost a $100 bet with an unnamed Fox News correspondent.
This was the first time since 1972 that Bush has actually told the truth. The 1972 incident involved an accident between Bush and an elderly woman pedestrian whereas Bush was high on cocaine and took responsibility for the crime. However, a Houston area lawyer managed to get Bush to recant his confession and his father managed to get the case and all reference to it dismissed. The elderly woman died later that day at a nearby hospital. "She would have died someday anyway", Bush reportedly quipped.
When told about her son's truthful statement, former First Lady Barbara Bush just beamed with pride.
"I knew he would be honest someday", she said. "When George was a little boy he chopped down a cherry tree in our back yard. I asked him if he chopped it down and he replied, 'no mother, I did not chop down the cherry tree. But if I did do it then it was for the good and benefit of the American people'. After that I baked him a pie".
His father George Bush, Sr. Was equally impressed. "Barbara and I raised him to be truthful and honest", Bush lied.
Later in the afternoon Bush changed into green socks but still insisted they were blue.