DALLAS—Speaking from his home in Dallas, former president George W. Bush told reporters Tuesday that when he's not busy giving lectures or writing his memoirs, he spends most of his spare time working on the manned mission to Mars he proposed in January 2004.
"This is genuinely important to me," said Bush, looking over sketches of potential rocket systems he had drawn up while waiting for his oil to be changed at a service station earlier this week. "I wasn't kidding when I announced a plan to get us to Mars, by God, and I intend to finish what I started. That's why I try to carve out a little time before lunch and after dinner to work on this important interplanetary initiative."
"It's a big project," Bush added. "Lots of little details to work out."
"It came to me last week, while I was tending the tomatoes that the spaceship people could grow their own food, but then it struck me, well, where would they take a shit? I'm going to phone my buddy, Tony Blair, to see is he can help because he knows all about shit!