Bush Shocks Foreign Leaders With Dumb Remark
Now they know what we have to live with. Before leaving the G-8 meeting in Japan, Shecky Bush did a little joke. The reluctant environmentalist, the one who’s refused to join international efforts to combat global warming, the non-signer of the Kyoto Treaty, said, “Goodbye from the word’s biggest polluter.”
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared shocked at the comment Bush made before leaving the G-8’s last meeting at the Windsor Hotel in Hokkaido, where the leaders of the world’s richest nations had been discussing new targets for cutting carbon emissions.
One official who witnessed the extraordinary scene told the Telegraph: “Everyone was very surprised that he was making a joke about America’s record on pollution.”
This wasn’t the only gaffe the White House made this week during the G-8.
On Tuesday…an embarrassed White House issued a formal apology to Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for having distributed a biography to reporters that noted his “convictions on a number of corruption charges” (all overturned) and used the word “suave” to describe him.
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