Wednesday, July 06, 2005

And From the Dumb Ass Files...

From Yahoo News:

George Bush, out for a spin on his bicycle at the Group of Eight summit venue, collided with a policeman and had to be treated for scratches on his hands and arms, a spokesman said.

Bush was going at a pretty high speed on the presidential bicycle when he collided with an officer
guarding the Gleneagles golf resort, said White House spokesman Scott McClellan.

The US leader, who had been riding for about an hour, skidded on the paved surface and suffered
scrapes to his hands and arms, the spokesman said, according to a pool report.

He was treated and bandaged by the White House physician, the spokesman said, according to a pool report.

The president was mostly concerned about the police officer, who was taken to a local hospital as a precaution with a possible ankle injury, McClellan said.

"A police officer sustained a very minor ankle injury within the Gleneagles Hotel complex," said a spokeswoman for Tayside police, tasked with guarding the leaders of the G8 nations. She declined
further comment.

The president, who had been riding with a Secret Service agent, was fine, he said. But the bicycle suffered some damage and Bush had to return to the hotel in a car, which had been trailing them.

McClellan declined to speculate about who was at fault in the bicycle accident.

Bush previously fell off a Segway -- a motorized, two-wheel vehicle -- while visiting his parents
in Kennebunkport, Maine, in June 2003 and suffered scrapes to his face when he fainted and
fell after choking on a pretzel at the White House in January 2002.

Two questions, There's a presidential bicycle? and how the hell do you fall off a Segway?

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