Forget the War On Terror. Forget the soldiers dying in Iraq and Afghanistan. Forget the economy taking a freefall. And what’s that? Russia is dropping bombs on civilian apartment buildings in the independent nation of Georgia?
Apparently George W. Bush can’t be bothered — there’s games to watch! From today’s Washington Post:
In the run-up to the Summer Olympics, Bush made it clear that he was looking to have a little fun during his four days here. A president who has famously sprinted through many foreign trips with little attention to sightseeing blocked out large amounts of time to watch games, attend practices, and otherwise hang out with a large retinue of friends and family accompanying him on his final presidential tour through Asia.
Over the past three days, Bush also went on a mountain bike ride on the Olympic course, visited the women’s softball team (where he declined the coach’s invitation to take a few practice swings) and watched the U.S. women whack the Czech Republic in basketball. Laura Bush seemed a bit bored, yawning on several occasions; she was perhaps tired after her early-morning private tour of the Forbidden City, the former imperial palace in the middle of Beijing. On Monday, Bush is planning to take in a practice baseball game between the United States and China, before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington.
Being President? Apparently he really just doesn’t care any more.