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Monday, May 24, 2004

Bush Planted in the Ground -or- Where the Dubya' Meets the Road

Looks like Terra kicked his ass,,, Posted by Hello

By now everyone has heard that while at his Texas ranch Bush fell off his bike face-first into the dirt. He fought the terra and and the Law (of gravity) won.

A White Spokseman claim it was the recent bad weather that made the ground so treacherous.

However the astute folks over Corrente caught that lie. They've posted the weather report and it hadn't rained there for over a week before accident. And very little for the whole month.

The always snarky TBogg comments on Bushes biking accessories:
Okay. I'm no cyclist, but is wearing a mouth guard really part of the normal equipment?

Bush, who was wearing a safety helmet and mouth guard when the mishap occurred, declined the offer of a car ride home from Secret Service agents and instead pedaled the remaining mile to his house, Duffy said.

"It's been raining a lot. The topsoil was loose," the White House spokesman noted.

Bush was the subject of a presidential safety scare in 2002, when he fainted after choking on a pretzel while watching a football game on television.

I'm just so darn proud of this president and the way he confronts everyday dangers. Next week: he gets his head stuck in one of his desk drawers looking for a dropped Tootsie Roll. Hilarious hijinks ensue...

Josh Marshall follows up with analysis Kerry's off-the-cuff response:

Drudge reported the following about John Kerry's alleged response ...

Kerry told reporters in front of cameras, 'Did the training wheels fall off?'... Reporters are debating whether to treat it is as on or off the record... Developing...

Let me translate this: Off the record John Kerry quipped "Did the training wheels fall off?" But the quote was so good that several reporters couldn't resist and passed it on to Drudge.

Bad politics? Maybe.

But I have to admit that it made me laugh and think of these two grafs from a post from Thursday afternoon ...

According to several participants, President Bush told Republicans that the Iraqis are ready to "take the training wheels off" by assuming power.

That's a bit of a condescending thing to say about a country which encompasses what is generally considered to be the cradle of civilization. But the thought that an extra set of training wheels may now be available prompts the question of whether the Iraqis might be willing to hand their pair off to the White House.

On the other hand, giving it more thought, perhaps what he needs is not so much a pair of training wheels as a set of brakes ...

The whole episode and spin borders on the absurd, however Kerry's quip made me smile. Eventhough he doesn't look French, his wit leans in the direction of Voltaire...

Important Update: Jay at Folkbum's Rambles and Rants wants you to send training wheels to the White House. Go give him your support! Hop to it...