Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Bush would vacation in France, if he can go mountain biking

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 07:44 AM
Original message
Bush would vacation in France, if he can go mountain biking
Bush would vacation in France, if he can go mountain biking
AFP
Published: Sunday August 12, 2007


President George W. Bush, who has never vacationed outside the United States since taking office, on Saturday said he would take time off in France, as long as he can go mountain biking.

Bush, who doesn't speak French, said he would eagerly accept an invitation to visit France if it came from French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whom he was hosting Saturday at the Bush family holiday compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Asked by reporters if he would be willing to follow Sarkozy's example and take a vacation away from home, Bush said: "Of course I would ... there's some spectacular spots around the world ... great places to relax."

What about France, if Sarkozy should invite him?

"Absolutely. Absolutely. Particulary if he could find a place for me to ride my mountain bike," responded Bush, who is an avid enthusiast of the sport.

However, Bush made it clear he was not planning a trip to France any time soon, but not because he can't speak French -- "I can barely speak English," he said to chuckling reporters well acquainted with his frequent malapropisms.


more
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 07:46 AM
Response to Original message
1. You can't find hot dogs or hamburgers on every street corner in France
Bush would never vacation in a country where he would starve to death.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
spindoctor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 08:01 AM
Response to Reply #1
6. Sure you can...
...it is pronounced 'uhmboorgeireh' or even 'sjeesuhboorgeireh'. Another favorit is the 'Pain Americain'. French fries, hamburger, ketchup, mustard and mayonayse on a french bread.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 11:30 AM
Response to Reply #6
11. I'm there every ten days or so for work.
In Paris, in certain parts of town, sure, but not everywhere in the country (heureusement!)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Justyce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 07:50 AM
Response to Original message
2. If I was an international war criminal, I don't think I'd leave U.S. soil...
not to mention hated throughout the world...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
zabet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 07:51 AM
Original message
Chimp is just waiting for a chance to..
sport his jaunty beret while biking, wearing his prezdent socks and
his kiddie crocs.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 07:51 AM
Response to Original message
3. Somebody would throw him off the mountain. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 07:54 AM
Response to Original message
4. "malapropisms"
Pottymouth!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 07:58 AM
Response to Original message
5. mountain biking?


....he`s a mountain biker wannabe who would`t last ten minutes are a real mountain bike trail


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 08:06 AM
Response to Reply #5
7. "I've always wanted to leave a chunk of skin from my face on a trail in the Alps."
Edited on Mon Aug-13-07 08:06 AM by Buzz Clik
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 08:10 AM
Response to Original message
8. "I can barely speak English," he said..
Isn't he cute? So self-effacing and all. Whatta guy! And the stenographers chuckle. :puke: :puke:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 08:13 AM
Response to Original message
9. I don't think the invitation will be forthcoming...
:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-13-07 08:39 AM
Response to Original message
10. Is Bush unaware
that there are mountains in France too????
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Sep 19th 2014, 10:58 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC