Harrison Ford took a cheap shot at former President George W. Bush Wednesday evening.
Appearing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the actor claimed he never believed anything Bush said (video follows with transcript and commentary):
To set this up, Kimmel was talking about Ford having thrown out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium Monday.
After showing the clip of Ford bouncing the ball to the catcher, the actor addressed his preparation for the event.
“I practiced. We went 62 1/2 feet in my backyard,” Ford said. “And my son caught for me, he’s twelve. And he caught. And we talked about it a lot because I didn’t want to embarrass him. He's a baseball player.”
“And I've got a 47-year-old son that pitched for USC,” Ford continued, “and he told me what he thought I ought to do. And I got there and met Don Mattingly. He works there.”
“Yeah, he’s the coach of the Dodgers – manager,” responded Kimmel as the crowd laughed.
“And Mattingly comes up to me afterwards and he says, ‘You know, George Bush always said go to the mound,’” Ford added. “Well, thank you very much. It's a little late for that. And besides, I never believed anything else he said.”
After the laughter died down, Ford continued, “And so Mattingly says to me, ‘Well, he had to be right about something.'’’
This broke up Kimmel who once he stopped laughing said, “That's pretty funny. That's a good one.”
Yes, jokes about a former Republican president are always held in high regard by liberal media members.
Conversely, Ford told NBC's David Gregory Sunday that Barack Obama is doing a "wonderful job."
As such, I doubt he'd appreciate a joke like that about the current White House resident.
Funny how that works.