Hilarious But True: Bush Reads Wrong Phone Number in Speech

“Call 1-800-DUMBASS.”

You just can’t make this stuff up:

ABC News’ Jennifer Duck Reports: President Bush announced new steps to help homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments. However, the president gave the wrong phone number to millions of viewers watching his statement on live TV.

President Bush said, “I directed Secretaries Paulson and Jackson to expand the public awareness campaign. And I have a message for every homeowner worried about rising mortgage payments: The best you can do for your family is to call 1-800-995-HOPE.”

However the president was off by a few digits. The real phone number is 1-888-995-HOPE.

The original phone number President Bush read to viewers apparently belongs to the Freedom Christian Academy* which has a full mailbox according to a recorded message heard by an ABC News producer.

The White House immediately sent an email correction to members of the press and a very loud overhead page was heard in the press room at the White House announcing the correct phone number.

The “best thing you can do for your family” is to find a way to get Bush/Cheney out of Washington. Try calling 1-800-DUMBASS.

*Freedom Christian Academy assists Christian home schoolers from its offices in Ponder, Tex. I’m just saying.


  • December 6, 2007 - 3:27 pm | Permalink


  • December 6, 2007 - 10:18 pm | Permalink

    You’d think 1-888-95-hosed would be easy to remember.

  • skyreader7
    December 6, 2007 - 10:58 pm | Permalink

    “Call 1-800-DUMBASS.”

    But don’t call after about 9 P.M., because the dumbass is getting his good night’s sleep.

  • Jim Cupper
    December 8, 2007 - 7:00 am | Permalink

    This is simply a microcosm of the competence level of the Bush administration. He cannot even get the little things right.

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