Top 10 Odd Bush Moments
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5. Free Massage for the German Chancellor
June 2006 – At a G8 summit, Bush touched Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel’s shoulders, causing a surprised Merkel to cringe. Wow, he’s just not very good at this, is he?
4. My Pet Goat
On the morning of September 11, 2001, President Bush was about to begin reading the story “The Pet Goat” along with a group of schoolchildren at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida when White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card informed him that a second plane had hit the World Trade Center. Bush remained and followed along as the children read the book aloud, and remained with them for more than seven minutes more. After spending about twenty minutes with the children, Bush was scheduled to give a short press conference at about 9:30.
By the way, “The Pet Goat” is the story of a girl’s pet goat that eats everything in its path. The girl’s parents want to get rid of the goat, but she defends it. In the end, the goat becomes a hero when it butts a car robber into submission. Could Bush be the goat and the terrorists be the car robber? You made it out of grade school, didn’t you? Time to do your own thinking!
3. Wrong Door, Dummy!
Bush tries to make a quick exit from a news conference in Beijing, only to find himself thwarted by locked doors. The press is highly amused. Dubya tugged at both handles on the double doors before admitting: “I was trying to escape. Obviously, it didn’t work.”
The look on George’s face when he realize he can’t get out is priceless.
2. Shoe Toss
At a press conference in Iraq, an irate Iraqi reporter in the audience throws his shoes at Bush while he’s talking behind the podium. Bush successfully dodges the shoes, but remains clueless about the reasons for the incident, and is completely unaware (or doesn’t care) about the fact that throwing shoes at somebody is one of the biggest insults in the Muslim world.
The incident led to numerous spoofs on the Internet, as well as a major increase in sales of that kind of shoe.
1. Mission Accomplished
On, May 1st, 2003, Bush gave a televised address from the USS Abraham Lincoln announcing the end to major combat operations in Iraq.
Yeah, perhaps you shouldn’t have a celebration with a giant banner saying “Mission Accomplished” until you actually, you know, accomplish the mission.
George W. Bush, you will be missed.
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