Thursday, June 14, 2007

Bush's Watch: An Object Lesson

By the way, have you heard all the claptrap about President Bush' watch? It apparently was stolen whilst he was shaking hands with the adoring crowds in Albania.

At least that is the spin that is in every paper over here. The White House has issued a statement that the watch was not stolen, the wanker er, uh, President had taken it off. Which leaves one to wonder... WHY? Why should (arguably) the most powerful, most fiercely protected world leader feel the need to remove his watch?

It is a good story as reported over here that the president got his watch stolen. It is a better story that he feared having it stolen. I, personally haven’t worn a wristwatch in years, but the purpose of one is to have it at hand. Why, then did Mr. Bush feel the need to remove it whilst out and about in a country where he is so clearly adored?

Perhaps, thinking of his cronies and friends, he feared that these people who appeared to like him would steal his eye teeth given half a chance. With friends like he has, can you blame his being distrusting?

Wherever you are today, I hope that you're among people you can trust!

Don Bergquist - 14 June 2007 - Thames Ditton, Surrey, UK

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