A very goofy photo opportunity!

August 9, 2008

bush-volleyball-2-140.jpgIt’s time once again for Things Maybe We Should Have Explained in a Caption, but Didn’t.

In the photo below, we’re told the President “playfully pats the back” of a volleyball team player, “at her invitation.”

Huh? It seems like we’re missing half the story here. If you’re not Barney the presidential dog, then how do you invite the Commander-in-Chief to pat your back?

Surely the Secret Service knows to intervene when somebody says, “Mr. President! Caress my latissimus dorsi!” If not, then they’d better learn before he visits the weightlifting team.

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President George W. Bush playfully pats the back of U.S. Women’s Beach Volleyball team player Misty May-Treanor (L) at her invitation at the volleyball grounds at the Olympic Games in Beijing, August 9, 2008. Teammate Kerri Walsh (R) watches. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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How elite are you if you can hire the President of the United States to swat flies off your back?

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

The Commander In Cheese films another debauched instalment of “Prez Gone Wild!”

Is it January yet? Will we ever get to regain some dignity? And why does he look like Dorf in the second photo?

Posted by Melanie Davis | Report as abusive

“Well let’s see Misty, I think that a presidential ‘tramp stamp’ would look really nice here! Just don’t tell the Mrs.!

Posted by nocturnal bob | Report as abusive

George Bush gives his “W” homey sign while displaying a “I’d like to sink me somma dat!” look on his face.

I’m not George Bush and I approve this message.

Posted by nocturnal bob | Report as abusive

Shouldn’t someone explain to the president that “I want to hit that” doesn’t actually mean HIT that?

He’s the president?

Posted by Za Warudo | Report as abusive