Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Embarrassinger and Embarrassinger

The headline at German's cheesy tabloid, Bild regarding Bush's latest international faux pas is simply great: Liebes-Attacke auf Merkel! Like Mars Attacks only a way creepier. Most people have at least seen the final image of Merkel throwing up her arms in obvious horror, but there is a prior series of images which are the stuff of textbook office sexual harrassment. Check it out:

First, the Nonchalant Approach.
Merkel, somewhat engaged, has caught something in her peripheral vision.
Oh, it's ... the boob.

Next up: The Lunge.
Merkel, caught unawares and still unsure of what is happening, partially turns for further investigation. Something untoward is clearly in the immediate offing, but there is too much to process and no clear exit strategy.

Unable yet to fully grasp what is happening, Merkel appears on the verge of wincing. Egads! What is the buffoon doing?!

The Wince.
No longer on the verge, Merkel is now wincing; the classic reaction to the uninvited fondler. The gut-churning realisation has finally struck. Merkel, appearing nauseated, issues a wince borne of unmitigated disgust and puzzled shock. How on earth did this wretched peasant get in here?!

Finally, The Reaction. Merkel appears to have just walked through a spider web and tries to cast off the foul matter. Notice Bush, who, for all intents and purposes, has the look of a frat boy whose panty-raid hijinks have gone completely awry.

Now, I have made some light of this disgraceful behaviour but it really is more stunning than funny. In fact, for the President of the United States to be acting like this is more than alarming. While the Middle East is ablaze, while Pakistan and India -- two countries to which Bush just promised shiploads of new weapons -- are entertaining frictions, while North Korea are shooting missiles into the air and Russia is testing new missiles, George Bush looks and acts as if he ought to have a propeller beeny on top his idiot head. Bush now has all the appearances of the drunk uncle most families would be ashamed to acknowledge and try to keep away from the children. What an utter embarrassment. And a deadly one at that. I've have never seen anyone more clearly out of his depth than this piker. I'd like to see Merkel sue his ass.

And how about that video of Bush munching away while Blair hung over top of him. Is this really how discussions are conducted between the United Kingdom and the United States about war in the Middle East? The leaders of the free world discussing the crisis in the Middle East and it looks like they're at the score table of a bowling alley, yakking about the last spare. Except that it is a special bowling alley: one that allows pink neckties.

Meanwhile, in between dangling pink neckties talks, Israel continues on its course of self-defense by routing out more suspect terrorists:

While George Bush might look like some cruel joke to critics, to others, he's just plain cruel. People are dying while he's busy copping a feel. Is any of this real?


Blogger Kel said...

He's had quite a week when you throw the stuff with Blair into the mix.

7:47 AM  
Anonymous robb said...

Again, you can't make this stuff up! I think that the mainstream press is going to ruin the business model of "The Onion" if this guy keeps it up.

2:31 PM  

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