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US President George W. Bush Up For Sale on Ebay

Published: Wed 26 Dec 2007 10:42 AM
Internet Pioneer/Satirist/Government Teacher Puts President George W. Bush Up For Sale on Ebay!
EBAY ITEM NUMBER: 190185651781
Sure there are signed photographs of George W. Bush up for sale on Ebay as there are many other souvenirs of the 43rd President, but this time, Internet Pioneer/Satirist/Government Teacher Eliot Stein has actually put our Chief Executive up for sale!
“There are 300 million Americans. Each one of us owns 1/300th million of George W. Bush. It is the citizens of this country who own the office of the President of the United States . I am just doing this on behalf of the 50% of American citizens who cannot wait one more year until another man or woman assumes the position of the Presidency.
“He is a Lame Duck President. Nothing effective or representing the will of the American people will come forward over the next year. He is essentially powerless with a Democratic controlled Congress. And Dick Cheney? He’s Lame and he goes Duck Hunting and we all know what happens when that takes place,” says Stein.
Eliot Stein, an internet pioneer who created and ran Showbiz Online for both AOL and CompuServe in the early 1980’s and remained with the companies for 20 years, became a Government and History teacher after a merger changed things around. He says that he is applying the real life lessons of Government for his students in this unusual sale on Ebay.
“Have you ever played Monopoly? After the rules are stated, there is nothing in them that says you can or cannot trade properties—which is done all the time. There is nothing in the Constitution or the Bill Of Rights that says we can or cannot sell the President of the United States if he is not doing an effective job,” says Stein.
“As a matter of fact, Amendments 9, 10 and 25 actually do lean towards giving us this authority. Amendments 9 and 10 basically say that just because something is not currently written in the Constitution, doesn’t mean that that those rights are not available to the people, citizens and the States! And Amendment 25 says something that most Americans are absolutely not aware of. It gives the Vice-President and the Cabinet members the authority to remove a sitting President if they decide for example, that he is unstable or cannot function in office. It is called an Involuntary Withdrawl and has never been used. Although Richard Nixon would have been an appropriate candidate. . Otherwise, the standard ways a President leaves office is by resigning, dying or impeachment.”
Stein lists a number of viable possibilities that George W. Bush can be used for by a potential buyer. “He’d make a great Latin American Tinhorn Dictator—And Can Start Many Wars.” “He Can Manage Your Baseball Team.” “Ringling Bros. Could Always Use Another Clown.” “He’d Make A Great Lobbyist For Your Polluting Corporation!
EBAY LISTING AS POSTED 7:00 PM PST:
President George W. Bush -- 43rd President Of The United States
One Lame Duck President of the United States -- FOR SALE
No, this is not an autographed picture of the President for sale or some piece of
memorabilia. This is actually the sale of the President of the United States!
Every citizen of the United States is 1/300 millionth owner of this President. At least 50% of you believe he has not done his job effectively and do not wish for him to continue another long year.
So he is up for sale! What could you do with your very own George W. Bush?
He’d make a great Latin American Tinhorn Dictator—And Can Start Many Wars!
He Can Manage Your Baseball Team
Ringling Bros. Could Always Use Another Clown
He’d Make A Great Lobbyist For Your Polluting Corporation!
HE HAS GREAT EXPERIENCE!
President Of the United States
Governor of the Lone Star State
Owner of a Poorly Performing Major League Baseball Team
AWOL from Texas National Guard
Harvard Frat Boy
WHY WE BELIEVE WE CAN SELL THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ON EBAY:
Have you ever played Monopoly? After the rules are stated, there is nothing in them that says you can or cannot trade properties—which is done all the time. There is nothing in the Constitution or the Bill Of Rights that says we can or cannot sell the President of the United States if he is not doing an effective job.
As a matter of fact, Amendments 9, 10 and 25 actually do lean towards giving us this authority. Amendments 9 and 10 basically say that just because something is not currently written in the Constitution, doesn’t mean that that those rights are not available to the people, citizens and the States! And Amendment 25 says something that most Americans are absolutely not aware of. It gives the Vice-President and the Cabinet members the authority to remove a sitting President if they decide for example, that he is unstable or cannot function in office. It is called an Involuntary Withdrawl and has never been used. Although Richard Nixon would have been an appropriate candidate. Otherwise, the standard ways a President leaves office is by resigning, dying or impeachment.
Be the FIRST on your block to own President George W. Bush!
DISCLAIMER: Completed transaction will require the cooperation and approval of President George W. Bush. Any funds raised will go to a charitable organization supporting returning Iraq veterans.
It's wonderful that Americans still have a sense of humor. Try doing this in North Korea.
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