Thursday, June 22, 2006

Study: Earth 'likely' hottest in 2,000 years

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It has been 2,000 years and possibly much longer since Earth has run such a fever.

The National Academy of Sciences, reaching that conclusion in a broad review of scientific work requested by Congress, reported Thursday that the "recent warmth is unprecedented for at least the last 400 years and potentially the last several millennia."

"Uhhh...Mr. President? I am so sorry to bother you on your day off, but may I ask you a question?"

"I can only speak to myself." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., April 28, 2006

"No, Mr. President, I mean, can you speak to me?"

"If you're a younger person, you ought to be asking members of Congress and the United States Senate and the president what you intend to do about it. If you see a train wreck coming, you ought to be saying, what are you going to do about it, Mr. Congressman, or Madam Congressman?" —George W. Bush, Detroit, Mich., Feb. 8, 2005

"Oh...okay. Is there any way I can speak with myself?!"

"One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures." —George W. Bush, Jan. 3, 2000

"I have to go to the bathroom, Mr. President. Mr. President?! MR. PRESIDENT?! PLEASE STOP FOLLOWING ME? I'M SERIOUS...QUIT!"

"Never again in the halls of Washington, D.C., do I want to have to make explanations that I can't explain." —George W. Bush, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 31, 2000

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