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.
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.....