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July 07, 2005

Our Clumsy President

George Bush, tooling around on his bike on wet roads, mowed down a police officer in Scotland outside the hotel hosting the G8 gathering yesterday.

The US president suffered scrapes on his hands and arms and was treated
by a White House doctor, his spokesman said.

The Scottish police officer, on security duty, was sent to hospital to be
treated for a minor ankle injury.

Was he not wearing his wearing his 'Live Strong' arm band. Did he think the officer had WMDs hiding in his pockets? Was he demonstrating the 'slippery slope' theory in the context of what could happen when Congress gives the President the right to declare war?

And in case we forgot, BBC News is nice enough to remind us of several of George's previous mishaps.

In May 2004, he was badly grazed after falling off his mountain bike during a ride at his Texas ranch and, in June 2003, he fell off his hi-tech Segway scooter.

In January 2002, he grazed his cheek after choking on a pretzel and fainting.

(this one looks a little suspicious to me, as there were no witnesses except for the dogs, and his bruises look suspiciously like he was the recipient of a right hook.)

And just for old times sake, here he is falling off his Segway in June, 2003.

And since this is so much fun, here's a old video of a drunk George Bush being interviewed, slurring his words, bumbling pathetically and not looking particularly presidential.