President Bush has been known for unguarded comments at previous meetings of world leaders, but British newspapers reported Thursday that he surprised a number of them with a joke about environmental policy as he left the G-8 summit in Japan.Bush used to tell reporters that he had lots of political capitol and would be "sprinting to the finish" of his presidential term. Actually, he running for the exit.
Bush, who has been criticized for being reluctant to join international efforts to combat global warming, reportedly ended a private meeting with the words: "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter."
The Web sites of the British newspapers The Independent and the Telegraph both reported that he then punched the air while grinning.
And hey, Bukko - here's a little bone for you to chase, if you are interested... Does that "pretzel" bruise on Bush's face on the BBC link look like a reaction to Cipro?
Also, Tony Snow just died.