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Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike Ride

Breaking from MSNBC - President Bush required some treatment for a bike accident he had today in Gleneagles when he collided with a police officer.

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  • as solar said "Training wheels go back on. We'll try again in a month, kiddo."

    I wonder if this was anything like Bush’s segway accident?

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#2)
    by terry on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:54 PM EST
    Police Officer's Career Takes Sudden Turn For The Worse

    I meant to do that ~ Pee Wee Herman

    Gotta love the symbolism -- The Shrub collides with law enforcement and "requires treatment" afterward. I hope the officer is OK.

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#6)
    by MikeDitto on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:54 PM EST
    Bush and two-wheelers are sort of like Ford and jet stairs. Poor guy! Hope he didn't get banged up too bad.

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#7)
    by jen on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:54 PM EST
    yeah, i hope they are both ok. Bet that officer will enjoy telling THAT one at the police bar :D or his grandkids! "what did you do in the war, grandpa?"

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#8)
    by terry on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:54 PM EST
    "I wanna see a high shine on this latrine, Private Bicycle, a high shine! I wanna be able to see my face in that toilet! Would you like to see my face in that toilet? Answer me Private Bicycle!"

    Preznit Shrub should really consider either taking lessons or just forego the whole "bikin' thing" like he did the whole "thinkin' thing".

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#10)
    by Kitt on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:55 PM EST
    Can the man just demonstate ONCE that he has some sense of cordination? Crooks & Liars has video of Bush's interview (with Sir Trevor McDonald) with the BBC. He's an embarassment.

    Yes, Kitt, I've watched that video three times. He has that eye-blink thing down. Too bad he's not as practiced on his two-wheeler. Or his ability to govern, for that matter.

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#12)
    by Kitt on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:55 PM EST
    Yeah - the blinking thing; I was horrified at the manner in which he 'shushed' Sir Trevor. It was awful. Now over at Buzzflash the comments are hilarious while John at Americablog (who also is in Scotland) says it's been a drizzy wet day and Bush is an arrogant pr*ck. {Paraphrasing of course} I was watching some video from the 'Scotsman' and I actually heard someone yell at the police (who were hauling someone off) - "so, we're using American justice, now." That's what I think I heard at any rate. This article in the 'Scotsman' talks about the upcoming seige.

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#13)
    by Joe Bob on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:55 PM EST
    Somebody needs to figure out why this President falls down so much.

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#14)
    by Sailor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:55 PM EST
    "Somebody needs to figure out why this President falls down so much." Like off the wagon!?

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#15)
    by Darryl Pearce on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:55 PM EST
    Yep, George is still impatient:
    Bush was going at "a pretty good speed" and it was raining lightly at the time... when Bush collided with a British police officer suffering scrapes... that required bandaging.
    That about sums up his foreign policy, too.

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#16)
    by drshaffer on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:55 PM EST
    CNN refers to Bush as an "avid mountain biker." I call bullsh** on that. No way!

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#17)
    by ppjakajim on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:55 PM EST
    Kitt writes:
    Can the man just demonstate ONCE that he has some sense of cordination?
    Try flying an aircraft, Kitt. Then get back to us on how well you kept the nose level during a turn. Better yet, pull the nose up until you stall, and tell us how you brought it out before you went into a spin. No, don't do that because you probably won't get back to us.

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#18)
    by Sailor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:55 PM EST
    Oh of course, flying a plane is just like riding a bicycle. Except that all pilots are required to demonstrate proficiency to an instructor at a minimum of every 2 years. bush thinks he answers to no_one, the laws of physics and gravity once again prove otherwise. And yes, I'm a private pilot and avid bicyclist, (but sailing is still my passion, it's really close to flying, except your delta v's are a 100 times less and you can go below and get a beer;-).

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#19)
    by Kitt on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:55 PM EST
    Better yet, pull the nose up until you stall, and tell us how you brought it out before you went into a spin. No, don't do that because you probably won't get back to us.
    Why, Jim....is this humor? Flying vs riding a bicycle. Now - I would say one is a tad more difficult than the other and it's not bicycling. Truth be told, I've flown in all sizes of 'planes' but never as pilot or co-pilot.

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#20)
    by ppjakajim on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:55 PM EST
    sailor writes:
    and you can go below and get a beer;-).
    And you haven't heard of something called an "autopilot?" And delta V's.......? Look, I'm old. make it slow......and easy. BTW - If you do that aboard ship, please be sure you have at least a sea state of 4... ;-)

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#21)
    by ppjakajim on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:55 PM EST
    Kitt - I confess... it was a very small attempt at humor.

    Wonder if cursed out the officer, blamed the crash on him, and then denied it afterwards? -C

    Re: Bush Collides with Police Officer During Bike (none / 0) (#23)
    by kdog on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:56 PM EST
    Lucky he's not a commoner, and lucky it didn't happen here. Common folk get locked up for bumping into police officers in my neighborhood.

    Jim, Check out this excerpt from a 1976 Cessna trip with G.W.
    "The guy didn't even know how to start the thing," Evans reportedly said. "That was a bad omen. Finally we get it started and roll down the runway, and he tries to take it straight up like a jet! We go into a stall, buzzcrs are going off. I say, 'Give it some gas!' We finally get it airborne, and he decides he better turn around and go back. I can tell he's nervous, but he says, 'Okay, Evvie, got it under control.' We come down and he lands half on the runway and half on the grass. And then he pats my leg and says don't worry, and he takes it up again. This time he's so scared he says, 'Hey, let's fly around Midland.' He had to get his confidence up. Somehow we got back safely. He's never flown again.


    V2Marty, That's Don Evans, W's friend, by the way. Just so no one will try to paint this as someone who doesn't like Bush, having made the story up.

    Yeah, I know. Hehehe.....
    Can the man just demonstate ONCE that he has some sense of cordination?
    Try flying an aircraft, Kitt.