Washington, DC - Carrying out a long tradition of leaving the Capitol as soon as possible, so the newly sworn in administration can set the tone for the nation, now former President Bush opted to leave Washington, DC by helicopter, taking Executive 1. However, in so doing he forwent a special offer afforded just for him, an alternative sendoff of running him out of town on a rail.
Reportedly, the former President Bush regretted not being able to take up the nation's offer of running him out on a rail but with his vice president in a wheelchair, unable to participate, he felt inclined to decline the invitation.
"I can't take up such a generous and gracious offer like that without my little buddy, Dick [Cheney]," said former President Bush as he boarded Executive 1 for Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. "After all, Dick made all the real hard decisions, acting as the spearhead in my administration. I just laid back most of the time and Dick do what he wanted."
Not to be disappointed, coordinators of "runningbushoutonarail.com" continued with the planed event without Bush by placing an effigy of him on a rail and then proceeding to carry it to the metropolitan outskirts of greater Washington, DC. There they dumped it near a homeless encampment. Moments later, participants were fined by police for littering.