Bush said it’s important to celebrate a “peaceful transfer of power” and that he suspects inauguration guests have been generous in donating to tsunami victims. “You can be equally concerned about our troops in Iraq and those who suffered at the tsunamis with celebrating democracy,” he said.

Peaceful transfer of power?

He, uh, does know that he’s been president for the past four years, right?

Story, via Greg. And speaking of the inauguration, both Greg and Bob have noted that…

Parade performers will have security escorts to the bathroom, and they’ve been ordered not to look directly at President Bush or make any sudden movements while passing the reviewing stand.

Celebrate democracy — but no eye contact please! It might disrupt the peaceful transfer of power.