Our Head Of State, Ladies And Gentlemen

This is so totally becoming behavior of the President of the United States. Before reading the passage below, I want you to keep in mind that this is the man who represents us throughout the world. When people around the world meet Americans, or think or talk about Americans, it’s his behavior that they link directly to us. That’s at least partly what the Head of State is.

So maybe, just maybe, when addressing a reporter from one of our most trusted and longest held allies, you’d think that Bush would show the slightest modicum of respect. Nah:

At a recent press conference at Camp David, President George Bush insulted BBC political editor Nick Robinson, the Daily Mirror reports.

Robinson, who has asked Bush pointed questions in the past such as whetherthe president was “in denial” over the Iraq war, posed a question to Bush about whether he could trust visiting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown not to “cut and run” from Iraq.

Bush replied with a dismissal: “Are you still hanging around?”

Later on, Bush poked fun at the bare-pate of Robinson, joking, “You’d better cover up your bald head, it’s getting hot out.”

The respected British reporter shot back, “I didn’t know you cared.”

Bush responded with a cool, “I don’t.” The Mirror reports that Bush then “snorted disdainfully” and “walked away to laughter.”

Nice. Let’s insult the man for asking an embarrassing but relevent question. Way to go jackass. And I was wondering why people around the world weren’t particularly fond of us. Well, okay, not really.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook