Warning….Bush-lovers are not going to be happy with this article.
If you’re a lover of the Bush family, and idolize Bush-41 (HW) and Bush-43 (W), then you’re not going to like this article. It is going to give you some cognitive dissonance.
Luckily, we here at AFP do not adore the Bush family. In fact, we refer to them as the “Bush Crime Family” because they have done more to undermine the United States than many democrats have. Wolves in sheep’s clothing. In short, not good people. But I know, good old H.W. looks so sweet, doesn’t he?
Read my lips: he’s not.
In the tidal wave of truth that is exposing both Washington D.C. and HollyWeird, the creeps are getting exposed. And you can now add H.W. to the list of exposed creeps.
Yesterday, news broke that George H.W. Bush was accused of groping actress Heather Lind. Bush issued an apology, which apparently confirmed the story.
Now today a second woman has come forth with the exact same allegation. Looks like we have a pattern here.
Here are the details of the sordid story, from Deadspin:
Earlier this week, actress Heather Lind said in a now-deleted Instagram post that former president George H.W. Bush had sexually assaulted her. “He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side,” she wrote. “He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again.”
That is not the end of things. Jordana Grolnick, a New York actress, has a story to tell that doesn’t sound very different at all. “I got sent the Heather Lind story by many people this morning,” Grolnick says. “And I’m afraid that mine is entirely similar.”
Rumors about Bush groping actresses in this manner have been circulating for a while. More than a year ago, a tipster passed word about the Heather Lind incident to Deadspin. We were told that Bush had, during a photo opp, groped her and told her that his favorite magician was “David Cop-a-Feel” while fondling her.
(Reached for comment, Bush spokesperson Jim McGrath provided the following statement: “At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke — and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely.”)
In reporting out the tip, I found two actresses—Lind and Grolnick—who had accused Bush of groping, and also two Twitter users who, on April 4, 2014, made reference to the “David Cop-a-Feel” joke. At the time, these people either didn’t respond to Deadspin’s requests for comment, or could not be reached. Today, in the wake of the Lind story, I tried again, and Grolnick wanted to tell her story.
In August 2016, Grolnick was working at a Maine production of Hunchback of Notre Dame. The former president, who summers in nearby Kennebunkport and frequents this theater, caught a performance. He came backstage during an intermission, she says, and she and the rest of the cast gathered for a photo with him.
Grolnick now says that other actors had told her before the photo that Bush had a reputation for fondling during photo ops, but she didn’t take it seriously.
“I guess I was thinking,” she says, “‘He’s in a wheelchair, what harm could he do?’”
Then her question got answered.
“We all circled around him and Barbara for a photo, and I was right next to him,” she says. “He reached his right hand around to my behind, and as we smiled for the photo he asked the group, ‘Do you want to know who my favorite magician is?’ As I felt his hand dig into my flesh, he said, ‘David Cop-a-Feel!’”
Grolnick says others in the room “laughed politely and out of discomfort.” Former first lady Barbara Bush was among those nearby. “[She] said something along the lines of, ‘He’s going to get himself put into jail!’ to which we laughed harder,” Grolnick says.
Grolnick went home and posted the backstage photo with the former president on Instagram:
Grolnick—who consented to have her name used in this post, but requested we not include the name of the theater where the incident occurred—says she did more than put out word of the incident on Instagram, however. She told friends and family, too. And she was heartened that, despite the power differential between the accuser and the accused, there were no hints that she was making anything up. “Nobody didn’t believe me,” she says.
Those around her, though, had varied reactions to the news she’d been groped*. “I told my grandmother first, because she was with me right after it happened,” Grolnick says. “She just said, ‘Oh, he’s just sick! He hasn’t been well for years!’ She was just laughing it off.”
Grolnick says, however, that her father got angry. But she now says she never seriously considered pushing the matter with the theater or legal authorities, and almost “laughed it off.”
“I just thought, ‘Whatever. He’s a dirty old man,’” she says.
Hey Bush lovers, do you still idolize this man?
It’s so funny to me that everything they accuse President Trump of is actually what they are guilty of and so much more! Just like the fake Russia story. Everybody was colluding with Russia EXCEPT Trump, it turns out!
But even all of the above is too nice to old George H.W. Bush. We actually like what Butch Robinson had to say on Facebook:
Just another innocent ass grabber “David Cop a Feel” nothing to see here. Well, except the Pedo-Trafficking Ring (pilfering boys from Boys Town) and girls from the Nebraska foster care system, exposed in the “Franklin Coverup” connected to the call boy ring run out of the Reagan White House, Larry King (not the T.V. Larry) and Barney Frank, running it, under GHW Bush’s authority, aside from that this is all innocent fun.
If you have no idea what he’s talking about, Google the “Franklin Coverup” and prepare to have your eyes opened.
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