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Bush makes theater debut at journalists' fete

President serenaded Washington's elite
March 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
President Bush has serenaded Washington's elite with an early farewell at the annual Gridiron Club dinner in the nation's capital. The president's appearance at Saturday night's white-tie event came as a surprise to the more than 600 journalists and big-wigs in attendance.

Bush took part in the final act of the club's annual revue, showing up on stage wearing a cowboy hat and singing about his return to Texas to the tune of "Green Green Grass of Home."

The president's tounge-in-cheek lyrics for the crowd included "Yes, you're gonna miss me, the way you used to quiz me, it's good to touch the brown brown grass of home."

Bush earned a standing ovation for his attempt at song.

The invitation-only Gridiron Club was founded in 1885 and is the oldest organization for Washington journalists.

 

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