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Scene One: President Bush And Bush Welcome Sarkozy To Walker’s Point

by | 12th, August 2007

PRESIDENT Bush Welcome French President Sarkozy to Walker’s Point. Action:

Q Are you surprised the President of France vacations in America?

PRESIDENT BUSH: We’re pleased he’s here. Of course he makes the choice he makes. If people were asking me where I think they ought to vacation, it would be right here in America — where I’ll be vacationing, as you know. Monday, starting in Crawford.

Q Could you imagine you, or you, sir, as President, vacationing in a foreign country?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Of course I could.

Q Really?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Yes, there’s some spectacular spots around the world that would be —


PRESIDENT BUSH: — great places to relax. But as you know, Mark, I’m a fellow — I’m a Texan, I like my place down there. I like to go down there as much as I can. It’s where I can relax. It’s also — the job follows you wherever you go, you’re always President. And so here we are at my Mother and Dad’s house, enjoying a beautiful Maine day, fixing to sit down with the President of France. We’re going to have a heart-to-heart talk. We’ll be talking about a lot of key issues.

The good thing about President Sarkozy is you know where he stands, he’ll tell you exactly what he thinks. And I hope he’d say the same thing about me.

Q Do you think, if he invites you to go to France for a vacation —

PRESIDENT BUSH: Of course I’d go.

Q — would you go?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Absolutely. Absolutely. Particularly if he could find a place for me to ride my mountain bike. (Laughter.)

FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH: Plenty of mountains over there.

Q Mr. President, could you say something in French?

PRESIDENT BUSH: No, I can’t. I can barely speak English. (Laughter.)

Q Mr. President, what kind of lunch are you going to have?

PRESIDENT BUSH: We’re going to give him a hamburger or hot dog, his choice. (Laughter.)

MRS. BUSH: A traditional family lunch —

Q Mustard or catsup?

PRESIDENT BUSH: It’s up to him. We got it all laid out in there. He’s got some baked beans, if he’d like some baked beans we’ve got that, as well.

MRS. BUSH: Native Maine corn.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Corn on the cob, real fresh this time of year.

MRS. BUSH: — salad, fresh tomatoes.

PRESIDENT BUSH: If he feels like it, he can have him a piece of blueberry pie — fresh blueberries up here in Maine.

Q Do you think he’s bringing cheese?

PRESIDENT BUSH: I think he’s bringing goodwill. He’s bringing a good brain, good vision and goodwill. I’m looking forward to seeing him.

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