Tn the news that wake you up with a start, the new development in the story of  two self-absorbed stupid men:

To sum up: After a presidency that reigned disaster after disaster on people, W declared that its lowest point was when he, W was called racist by Kanye.

In turn, Kanye, who at the time sounded rational, in the context of Katrina, now declared that he understands poor W as he also experienced “the race card” when he made an a* of himself at the Grammys.

Matt Lauer, who it seems is W’s legacy restorer in chief orchestrated this last development in the world of stupid. Here’s how it went

Both men appeared on NBC’s Today Show, speaking separately to host Matt Lauer. In an interview recorded on Tuesday (9 November), West expressed regret for saying, during a telethon appearance in 2005, that Bush “doesn’t care about black people”. “I would tell George Bush, in my moment of frustration, I didn’t have the grounds to call him a racist,” West said. “But I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that, we as human beings don’t always choose the right words. And that’s why I’m here.”

Act two in the Idiot Theater, complete with W pulling an Endora on Kanye’s Darren – just his adorable habit of giving people nicknames

Yesterday, Lauer played West’s apology to Bush and asked if he could now forgive the rapper. “Absolutely,” he said, going on to mispronounce West’s name. “I’m not a hater, I didn’t hate Conway West … I was talking about an environment in which people were willing to say things that hurt … It wasn’t just Conway – Kanye – West who was talking like that during Katrina.”

And Act three followed in short order – where Kanye sheds his generous forgiver persona and reverts to poor victim

West opened fire on Lauer before either interview had aired, accusing the TV host of manipulating him. “HE TRIED TO FORCE MY ANSWERS,” West tweeted on Tuesday night. “It was very brutal … It’s all a fucking set up!!!!” The rapper has since resolved not to “do press any more”.

Hey, now that we all got the fuzzies, how about having Obama apologize to the Clintons, to the voters of Pennsylvania, Apalachia, and to women for calling them racist?

Eh, maybe come legacy time….