Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Bush the Frat Boy

Well, Dubya was certainly on form at the G8 Summit.

From speaking in fratboy ("Yo, Blair!"), to his "It takes him 8 hours to get home. China's a big country. Russia's a big country" to groping the Chancellor of Germany(!!!!!!!!), what sort of statesman is Bush?

Can you imagine the shame that would be felt anywhere in the rest of the world if Tony Blair or Stephen Harper or Elizabeth II behaved like that? Calling leaders of other countries by their last names, as if it were a briefing document or newspaper article? Marvelling, like some astounded child, at how big the world is? Putting your hands on another head of state? I mean, we thought it was cool when Chretien throttled that protester, but that's a little different. Does anyone remember the humiliation of Mulroney singing "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" with Reagan?

But here, oh no, we re-elect him!

1 comment:

knb said...

The tragedy is, his supporters love this kind of stuff...it makes him just like them.

Personally, I don't want my country run by me...on second thought, given our current leader...