BUSH PAYS SURPRISE VISIT TO REALITY President Calls Two-Hour Stop in Real World �Informative'
George W. Bush departed from his planned itinerary today to make a surprise visit to reality, later calling the two-hour stop in the real world �informative.�
For Mr. Bush, the visit to reality, while brief, was still significant because it represented his first visit to the real world since being elected President in 2000.
�The President has not visited reality the entire time he�s been in the White House,� one aide said. �The closest he�s come is watching �Survivor.��
Mr. Bush touched down in the real world a little after dawn, delivering a brief address on the airport runway in which he attempted to put the best face on his relationship with reality, a relationship which has been frayed in recent years.
But beneath the smiles and positive statements, Mr. Bush�s aides seemed well aware that the President�s relationship with reality is complicated at best, since his approval rating in the real world currently hovers at an all-time low.
�The President deserves a lot of credit for making this visit to reality,� one aide said. �He doesn�t have a natural constituency here.�
On the whole, though, when the President�s two-hour visit was over, most of his staff seemed relieved that the potentially perilous tour of reality had passed without incident.
�It�ll be good leaving reality and going back to Washington,� one aide said.
Elsewhere, after a new study showed that only one in 1,000 Americans know what the First Amendment is, Vice President Dick Cheney said, �Good, then no one will notice when it�s gone.�