Blue Star Chronicles is keeping an Olympic eye on things, and sent this:
Pres. Bush declines to slap Misty May-Treanor’s bikinied butt
Today, as the busy crowd over at our Olympics blog notes, after an hour’s brisk bit of mountain-biking himself, Bush paid another visit to the American athletes, watching the women warm up for softball, regretting the disappearance of that sport from the next Olympics (“It’s good for the world to have girls playing softball and these women are going to show young girls how to win”) and trying his hand, so to speak, at volleyball.
Bush knuckled off a couple of lobs, but defending gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh gave the chief executive some pointers. Then after a good play, in the tradition of female volleyballers, May-Treanor turned, bent over slightly and offered her bikinied rear-end for the 43rd president to slap.
“Mr. President,” she said, “want to?”
Want to has nothing to do with it in public life.
As the son of a president, a husband of nearly 37 years, the father of two daughters, the subject of some attempted tabloid exposes and a seasoned political veteran, who is not a female athlete but knows that every camera for a half-mile is trained on him, Bush wisely chose instead to brush his hand across the small of May-Treanor’s back. (See photo.)
Reuters had to redo their captions.
Now ask yourselves, “What would Bill Clinton do?”
Fortunately for everybody, George W Bush is not Bill Clinton.
And Laura Bush is not Hillary.
In the Olympic spirit, today’s books and shoes:
First, the books:
The WSJ’s Five Best Books on the Olympics, selected by ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap:
And now the shoes,
Puma Espera, in silver/white/blue.
My experience with the Puma brand is that they run slightly small, so order a 1/2 size larger.