G.W. Bush falls off a Segway and EVERYBODY notices.

TIMBER!Yes, it’s true. Even relatively simple things like mastering a Segway appear to cause our current President more than a little trouble.

Granted that Segways can take a little getting used to, you still have to be pretty talented to actually knock one over as they are designed to self-right themselves.

For a lot of Bush detractors this was just another example of what a bumbling oaf G.W. is and several folks in the blogosphere have already written about it quite a bit. I’m a little more forgiving in that I just find it highly amusing and not so much a display of his incompetence. For that I only have to look at his actions with regards to Iraq.

Still I’m amazed at just how much attention this has gotten and not just from the bloggers. Every major news website has an article about it and even NPR did a bit today on how Bush’s little accident is priceless PR for the Segway and will probably help sell quite a few more of the $5000 contraptions.

Funny how a little public humiliation for the President can turn into such a big deal and possibly very lucrative sales for the folks at Segway, ain’t it?

Found via The Gamer’s Nook who found it at Go Fish.

11 thoughts on “G.W. Bush falls off a Segway and EVERYBODY notices.

  1. I file this one under laughing at a celebrity’s glitches that got recorded on tape.

    But I’m very forgiving of the incident. The guy is with his father on vacation, screwing around on the golf course and trying out the new toys, and can’t be left alone?

    Why don’t those same press people spend their time trying to figure out where the undeniable evidence of weapons (or buckets) of mass destruction came from?

  2. “I have opinions of my own-strong opinions-but I don’t always agree with them.” – George Bush, US President

  3. Falling off a couch, falling off a Segway, falling off a dirt bike while being accompanied by his official “doctor”. Yeah, since my war, the Korean, when we still had volunteers (howwver misguided), we have not had an idiot still hitting the vodka, and happy to assign, as of today 800 good Americans to die for his “bring “em on”, that caused six good American soldiers to die within 48 hours. Yeah, you forgive him.

  4. Dumbfuck probably didn’t notice the “on” switch or the battery was dead. What a dork!

  5. Hate to admit it but I laughed out loud at this story. Can the Secret Service save Bush from himself?

    Bush Suffers Cuts, Bruises While Biking

    May 22, 10:45 PM

    CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – President Bush suffered cuts and bruises early Saturday afternoon when he fell while mountain biking on his ranch, White House spokesman Trent Duffy said.

    Bush was on the 16th mile of a 17-mile ride when he fell, Duffy said. He was riding with a military aide, members of the Secret Service and his personal physician, Dr. Richard Tubb.

    “He had minor abrasions and scratches on his chin, upper lip, nose, right hand and both knees,” Duffy said. “Dr. Tubb, who was with him, cleaned his scratches, said he was fine. The Secret Service offered to drive him back to the house. He declined and finished his ride.”

    Bush was wearing his bike helmet and a mouth guard when the mishap occurred. Duffy said he didn’t know exactly how the accident happened.

    “It’s been raining a lot and the topsoil is loose,” the spokesman said. “You know this president. He likes to go all out. Suffice it to say he wasn’t whistling show tunes.”

    Bush left Crawford shortly after the bike mishap for Austin, where he was attending a private party of his daughter, Jenna, who graduated from the University of Texas earlier in the day.

    As he departed from the presidential helicopter with his wife, scrapes were visible on the president’s right temple and on his chin. Close-up shots taken by photographers revealed other scrapes above his lip and on the end of his nose. When he waved to the crowd greeting him at the airport, a small bandage could be seen on his right palm.

    Earlier this month, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry took a spill from his bicycle while riding with Secret Service agents through Concord, Mass., about 18 miles north of Boston. Kerry fell when his bike hit a patch of sand. He was not injured.

    Told about Bush’s mishap, Kerry said, “I hope he’s OK. I didn’t know the president rode a bike.”


    I didn’t know he COULD.

  6. Yes, well I’d rather have a President that can run a country than ride a segway. Look at the idiot we have now. How do you like your change?

  7. How do you like your change?

    He’s much better than the previous idiot who couldn’t stand up on a Segway, but not nearly as much change as I had hoped for.

    All you idiots who think he’s a socialist clearly don’t know what socialism is. He’s practically right of center in his politics and no where NEAR the liberal I was hoping for. You should be happy to have him as what we wanted would’ve curled your toes.

  8. If I were a Republican I kinda wouldn’t bring up President Bush very often. Stay on message and pretend that Barack Obama has been President for the last ten years. You’ll actually start to convince people, as Republicans are apparently doing.

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