July 20, 2006

Maybe He is on Drugs After All

During the past few years, I have heard at least one friend speculate that President Bush is once again on drugs, albeit different drugs from the recreational ones in which he purportedly partook in the 1970's. I always dismissed these newer drug use claims, because the evidence cited was pretty flimsy, such as Bush's propensity toward mountain bike accidents. Hey, the guy could just be clumsy. But a couple of incidents on the world stage last week, both caught on camera, make me wonder if maybe my friend's belief in Bush's current drug use is true.

Consider the following:

1. At the recent G8 Summit lunch in St. Petersburg, Russia, Bush was seated and eating a buttered roll while British Prime Minister Tony Blair stood at Bush's shoulder. With his mouth full of food, and in front of a live microphone, Bush let fly a diatribe to Blair about the U.N., Syria and Hezbollah, complete with the phrase "stop doing this shit." Here's the video, thanks to Reuters UK: http://today.reuters.co.uk/tv/videoChannel.aspx?storyid=de5f5880401a37e1c7063acbc6cf81ce2f790ac8

2. A few days later, at the same summit, Bush groped German Chancellor Angela Merkel, walking up behind her as she was seated and giving her a neck massage, which she repelled with horror. The still photos and video can be viewed here, thanks to TaylorMarsh.com: http://www.taylormarsh.com/archives_view.php?id=24262.

The only two possibilities I can think of to explain this bizarre behavior by Bush are (1) Bush is on drugs, as my friend thinks; or (2) Bush is a boorish, sexist clod with no common sense and no sense of how embarrassing he is as the representative of the United States before the entire world.


At 11:47 AM, Blogger Ghetufool said...

is this another kind of bushism?

At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all criticized GWB fpr neglecting to engage with our allies; now that he he has gotten as close as touchy feely, you give him hell again. Poor guy can't win.

At 8:08 PM, Blogger Matt said...

LOL! I know anonymous is joking, and it's quite funny. If this is healthy engagement with an ally (even ignoring her horrified reaction), then Bill Clinton was the most expert supervisor of White House interns this country has ever seen!


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