Tuesday, December 26, 2006

$200 Bill Bearing Portrait of George W. Bush Used to Buy Groceries

These days, it really pays to have a sense of humor about things. The going rate is now up to $200 as in the $200 bill bearing George W. Bush's portrait. The back of the bill shows the White House with a lawn littered with sign posts admonishing "USA Deserves a Tax Cut!" and "No More Scandals!" The bill was used to buy some groceries at a Food Lion in Roanoke, Virginia.

The Smoking Gun has the full story here, including a copy of the police report describing the bill with the serial number DUBY4U2001 and "long live talk radio." Still, poor Angela Worsham, whose name is also on the report, accepted the bill as legal tender. Amazing. My guess is she was so excited to see a real $200 bill she showed her manager who immediately flipped out.

"Mr. Curruthers, I didn't know the President was on the $200 bill?"
"Oh, fudge."

You can't make this stuff up, folks! It's going to be a great year!

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