Thursday, June 15, 2006

How To Offend Blind People

Best known for frequently putting his foot in his mouth, George W. Bush made yet another cringeworthy faux pas at the Rose Gardens press conference yesterday.



The foolish President started to poke fun at a reporter from the "LA Times" quizzing him on whether he was going to ask his question with his "shades" on. He turned to the television cameras and said "For the viewers, there's no sun". An astute observation by his standards.

As it turned out, the reporter was visually impaired and suffered from Stargardt's Disease, an affliction which made him extra sensitive to UV rays. Hence the dark glasses.

Ooops!

The President is due to meet up with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi later this month and go on a trip to "Graceland", the former home of Elvis Presley. Let's hope George "Dubya" doesn't call the Japanese PM or any of his ancestors "war criminals" or something similarly offensive.

Right, I'll get my coat.....

1 comment:

julthefool said...

Well he's a jerk, and a danger to the world, but he couldn't have known the journalist had a medical condition.
By the way, talking about being sensitive, your title is inaccurate, as this person was not 'blind'.

BTW: you know that only people with a Blogger account can leave comments here?