Much has been written about George W. Bush's new memoir, Decision Points. Among the revelations in the tome are that Sen. Mitch McConnell secretly pushed for a partial troop withdrawal from Iraq in 2006, Bush's admission he personally approved the use of waterboarding on detainees and that Bush allegedly formed his anti-abortion stance after his seeing his mother's miscarried fetus in a jar.
Nevermind that Bush's admission about waterboarding could make him susceptible to charges of war crimes, according to some international law experts. Or that some passages appear to be lifted verbatim — and uncredited — from previous books written by Bush associates.
No, it's the fetus anecdote that prompted a memorable line from comedian Lily Tomlin.
Appearing Saturday night as emcee of the LA Gay and Lesbian Center's annual gala, Tomlin tossed off a quite few zingers.
Tomlin's best line was about Bush: “He’s been promoting a memoir and claims he has written it. Did any of you see his interview with (NBC host) Matt Lauer and Bush attributed his anti-abortion position to his mother having shown him a fetus in a jar that she had miscarried? Too bad she didn’t show him somebody being waterboarded.”