The world was shocked today, as the president George W. Bush was revealed to be nothing more than a character acted by Saturday Night Live comedian Dan Aykroyd. Aykroyd - of Blues Brothers fame - has allegedly been performing the 'Bush' character since his arrival at SNL, apparently as a way to amuse cast members.
"Dan [Aykroyd] and Steve [Martin] did these wicked Texas brothers," Recalls cast member Chevy Chase, "They were so funny that they didn't make the show."
Encouraged by the reaction to his skits, Aykroyd later reinvented the character, now named George Bush, as the son of the president, similarly named George Bush. Bush senior was such a distant father that he failed to notice that he had picked up a child, and was soon pushing his 'son' into business and politics. Little did he know that George's 'brother', Jeb, was none other than falling star Steve Martin, embodying the 'other half' that he had co-created long ago on SNL.
"It's true," Admitted Aykroyd today, "'The Bush Brothers'. We were going for a mockumentary thing but it spiralled out of control."
And how! The innocent twosome soon found themselves in a strange predicament, with Martin engineering Bush's ride to presidency. Aykroyd stayed 'in character' with remarkable endurace, employing Stanislavskean techniques to keep alive the rootin', tootin', shootin' president.
"I guess that it's the most extreme joke of all time," Said Aykroyd, relieved to be free from the bounds of his character.
This may not be quite correct, however, as rumours are flying that Osama Bin Laden may be nothing more than a fictional nemesis for Aykroyd, allegedly played by Adam Sandler.
"Come on!" Aykroyd protests, "Could Adam ever have Osama's wit and charm?"