Better call Geico, Boiko!
Does nobody ever listen to what I say?
What is Blog Guy’s first rule for politicians when they’re out in public?
Do NOT let them drive a car! It doesn’t give them the common touch, it doesn’t make them look macho, it just makes them appear truly goofy.
Better they should be photographed in a brothel or an opium den than behind a steering wheel.
Take this photo of Boiko Borisov, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
I wouldn’t normally call him by his first name, but Boiko is fun to say. Boiko is trying to drive, and from the look of the guy in the back seat he’s not doing a great job of it.
You go ahead and look at this photo with some of this Looney Tunes background music, while I take the opportunity to dig out some of my favorite leader-behind-the-wheel pictures from our archives. Let’s listen to the dude in the back seat…
“Holy crap, Boiko! Slow down! Some of these people might be voters! Oh, there goes another one!
“You’re getting kinda close to the edge of that ravine, Boiko, you DO know which one is the brake, right, Boiko? Is anybody else hearing Daffy Duck music?”
Top: Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov drives a vehicle while visiting the construction site of the long-delayed Lyulin highway, near capital Sofia, November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov
Combo top: U.S. President Barack Obama sits in the driver’s seat of a 2011 Ford Explorer as Mark Fields, Ford Executive Vice President explains some of the features of the car, during a tour of the Ford Motor Company Chicago Assembly Plant, August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Combo bottom: Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez (R) drives Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s limousine as they arrive at an event in Margarita Island September 28, 2009. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout