this just in: leader of the free world unable to walk and chew gum at same time

George Bush fell off his bike AGAIN. This time he didn't even have tricky terrain as an excuse, as he was riding on a road, and the "tricky" part was trying to wave to some people while simultaneously navigating around some other people. The other people, specifically, were Scottish policemen.

The entire article is found here, and I highly encourage you to read it. It's hilarious. But for your convenience, here are some pertinent sections:

As the President passed the junction at speed he raised his left arm from the handlebars to wave to the police officers present while shouting 'thanks, you guys, for coming'.

As he did this he lost control of the cycle, falling to the ground, causing both himself and his bicycle to strike [the officer] on the lower legs. [The officer] fell to the ground, striking his head. The President continued along the ground for approximately five metres, causing himself a number of abrasions.

This happened a number of months ago, and apparently the poor hapless policeman was injured so badly that he was unable to return to work for 14 weeks. That is over three months. The cause of his injury was officially recorded as "hit by moving/falling object."

Interesting that this was not made public until now. I can see why Cheney waited to disclose his hunting accident until he'd had time to sober up, but seriously, guys, this happened on July 6, and no matter how soused the President was back then, he HAS to have gotten it out of his system in the nearly eight months since then.

Poor prezzie. It must be tough to have so little control over your entire body... legs... mouth... brain....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Annie - No conspiracy here, George's tumble was widely reported in the world press back when it happened on July 6 (although news was quickly overtaken by the London tube/bus bombings on July 7.


2/27/2006 4:42 PM  
Blogger annie said...

OK, but that is not the same story at all. The plain fact that he fell off his bike yet again, sure, that was reported, but the DETAILS, which in this case are clearly the important thing, were carefully obstructed by Scotty McClellan, who presumably is paid to keep the president from looking dumb. Unfortunately for him, that is a rather insurmountable task. "George fell off his bike" is not the same story as "Unlike most seven-year-olds, George Bush is not able to control his bike with one hand off the bar, so he crashed into a cop at top speed and tore up the poor dude's ankle so bad he couldn't go back to work for 3 months." Also I enjoyed the visual of our fine president skidding along the pavement for five whole meters. That is quite the skid. And quite a different story from that BBC sound bite.

2/27/2006 5:10 PM  
Blogger Smithers said...

Quit picking on dear leader. Me heart GWB.

2/28/2006 12:18 AM  

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