The effort to convince Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to run for President and Vice President of the United Sates got a major boost today as George W. Bush, the President himself, signed the petition. The President took a moment away from campaigning for his struggling party to sign the petition at the White House.
The text of the petition follows:
America, the time has come to start a new chapter in our country's history. A chapter of enlightenment, fairness and strength that will be a beacon to all peoples through out the world. I can think of only two great men who can lead us into this bold new future... Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. These bold men our are country's greatest hope and, with our help, will lead us to a new and shining America. Join Us as we put out the call to Elect Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to be the next President and Vice-President of the United States.
Jon & Stephen,
I believe that you are the only hope for America. America needs you to stand up and fight for what is good and truthy. So, I pledge to support you when you hear the call to service and take up the fight for America.
Please run for President.
George W. Bush
When asked why he signed a petition for a man who has been so critical of him the President answered.
"Hell, I'll sign any petition for any Democrat except Hillary Clinton."
The petition can be viewed here.