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P Is For President

by | 16th, September 2005

‘IS the pen mightier than the sword? Not if you’re President George Bush were he to be forced to fight with his literary wit, he’d be no more able to launch an offensive on a kindergarten than he would a foreign land.

‘Bread, eggs, Iraq, lemons…’

Today we are offered an insight into the mind of the leader of the free world as the Times spots him first writing a note at the United Nations Security Council then handing it to Condoleezza Rice, his dutiful Secretary of State.

Having given his speech on terror (“It’s real bad”), Bush sat back and waited for Tony Blair to deliver his address. Bush waited patiently and politely while Blair took the assembled dignitaries through his customary oratory (“I say to you…”; “What you must understand…”; “Whatever you say, Cherie?”). And then he pounced.

Just before President Kerekou of Benin was about to speak, Bush handed Rice the note he had written on his own, albeit in non-joined up letters. Snapped by a watchful photographer, the missive reads: “I THINK I MAY NEED A BATHROOM BREAK? IS THIS POSSIBLE?”

Rice consulted the diplomatic handbook. She realised that the sight of the President walking out just as Benin’s leader was about to speak could constitute a declaration of war

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