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There are a few quotes in Presidential history that will stick out in our collective memory to define true leadership. JFK’s “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” FDR’s “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” and now this gem from George H. W. Bush:
“I’m a sock guy.”
But, Cuatro Uno—as he is known by no one—is more than merely a man of lofty oration; he puts actions behind his words, and those actions take the form of beautiful, hand crafted socks suitable for any occasion. They’re strong enough to keep you warm, but light enough to keep you nimble when you’re fighting off all that sock admiring poon. He even gifted a pair of Superman socks to Barry O this summer, presumably in an unsuccessful attempt to send him away to Krypton.
This time, 41 has managed to somehow outdo himself in the sock department. Yesterday, he accepted the LBJ award sporting a pair of socks he had made, WITH HIS OWN FACE ON THEM! How badass is that? It’s the sock that says, I was once the face of the free world, now let me be the face of your feet. How do you say no to that? I just hope this leads to other long awaited advancements in Presidential fashion like the Dubya Cowboy Hat or the Clinton Stained Dress.
The best thing we can hope for as a nation at this point is for these socks to be mass-produced and readily available. We should at least distribute them to the military, so when they can kick some terrorist ass, they’re literally doing it through George Bush’s face. Either way, these socks are probably the best things made by 41 since Dubya. While some men are boob guys and others ass guys, I’m proud that my ex-President is an unapologetic sock guy.
[via The Huffington Post]