Thursday, November 10, 2005
European suspicions about George W were briefly confirmed then pleasantly confounded when the president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, visited Washington.
When president met president the discussion somehow turned to suits, and how nice George's W's attire was. Po-faced, he said, "God told me to wear it". Adding after a couple of beats: "That's a joke."
Well, now we know that Dubya reads the papers.
This is actually a good idea. Indeed, I think that all Americans should adopt this as a standard response when a European asks them why they did this or that. And then when the European gets a weird look on his face suggesting that he believes it, just say "that's a joke." After a couple of weeks of this Europeans will never again claim that American religiousity is the fountainhead of our shortcomings.