Sunday, November 19, 2006


W dodges the war in Vietnam by hiding out back home, and now he dodges the war back home by hiding out in Vietnam?

I guess the Hanoi Hilton has pretty lousy cable, because besides the usual photo ops with other deciders (evidently sponsored by "LaSenza Girl") America's most famous fortunate son actually attended an unofficial event. He spent fifteen whole minutes at the Joint P.O.W./M.I.A. Accounting Command, which searches for the remains of the 1,800 Americans still listed as missing in the Vietnam War. Er, make that 1,801.

There were few Vietnamese to be found in the kwanza hut, mostly just tables displaying pictures and recovered artifacts recovered by members of the command. He asked one of the recovery workers "where that M*A*S*H show was made" before being whisked away in the motorcade for a dinner engagement.

W and Putin go halvers
on an order of hu mein

W's security flak, Stephen J. Hadley, conceded that the president had not come into direct contact with ordinary Vietnamese, but said that they connected anyway.

“If you’d been part of the president’s motorcade as we’ve shuttled back and forth,” he said, reporters would have seen that “the president has been doing a lot of waving and getting a lot of waving and smiles.” As regal as a queen, I tells ya. As a QUEEN!

He continued: “I think he’s gotten a real sense of the warmth of the Vietnamese people and their willingness to put a very difficult period for both the United States and Vietnam behind them, and looks forward to similar trips to Baghdad in twenty or thirty years."

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