Bush to drive trains

Funny story written by IainB

Monday, 26 January 2009

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It was an easy mistake to make

George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the United States, has been asked what he plans to do with his retirement.

Other former presidents have gone on to manage huge multinationals, become public speakers, or fade into obscurity. Junior has stated that he is to fulfil a life long dream, and become a train driver.

"I got me an interview this afternoon with AmTrak," said Bush. "I'm going to drive those big silver monsters around Texas, and wave at little kiddies on bridges."

Bush was asked what would happen if he failed in the interview.

"Aw shucks, anybody can be a president," he said. "I mean a train driver. It's not like you have to learn how to turn 'em or anything. Those beasties are on rails, you know. I can't see how I can fail to get the job. Unless lack of experience counts against me. If I can't be a train driver I might try my hand at being a rodeo cowboy. That there looks like loads of fun! And with all the money I make doing that, I'll go an buy myself a little toy railway set and be a driver on that."

Since giving the interview, AmTrak have announced that Bush failed to turn up for the interview, as he went to the courier service depot in Albany, instead of the rail road head offices in Los Angeles.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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