Bush’s Pretty Boy
I checked quite few sources and I don’t think this was made up. Check the photo, he’s not bad, but I wouldn’t take sloppy seconds if Bush has already done him. Read on.
Bush prefers our pretty boy to his pretty boy
By JANE TABER
Friday, January 16, 2004 – Page A1
OTTAWA — This is the tale of the two Scotts — one American, the other Canadian. One is dark-haired, the other blond. Both are 35 and both work for the most powerful men in their respective countries.
Scott McClellan is the press secretary to U.S. President George W. Bush; Scott Reid is the senior strategist to Prime Minister Paul Martin.
But, according to Mr. Bush, Mr. Martin has the prettier Scott.
Indeed. Welcome to a new era of “pretty face” Canada-U.S. relations.
This is what happened:
Mr. Bush met Mr. Reid earlier this week at the summit in Monterrey, Mexico, just after the President’s breakfast with Mr. Martin.
Mr. Reid was not initially in the hotel room where the two leaders and their closest advisers met, but was called in to brief the Prime Minister at the end as the group waited for the media.
Mr. Bush wandered over during Mr. Reid’s chat with the Prime Minister. Mr. Reid introduced himself and shook hands with Mr. Bush.
“Well, what do you do for this guy?” the President asked as he pointed to the Prime Minister.
“Well, you know, sir, I can’t really say,” Mr. Reid said. “It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s just that, you know, I don’t really know from day to day.”
This is true. Mr. Reid handles a number of files and performs a number of different duties, depending on the issue and the day.
The President chuckled. “Well, you got a pretty face,” he told the surprised Mr. Reid. He wasn’t done. “You got a pretty face,” he said again. “You’re a good-looking guy. Better looking than my Scott anyway.”
This is true. His Scott has a receding hairline and is on the chubby side, while Mr. Martin’s Scott has a full head of hair and is quite fit.
For the first time in his life, Mr. Reid had no reply. “I didn’t know what to say,” said Mr. Reid, noting later that he wished that Mr. Bush had referred to him as a “rugged-looking young man or something.
“But I’ll take what I can, I guess,” he joked. “When a Texas Republican says you’ve got a pretty face, then I guess there is just no way around it.”
But wait, there’s more from the Ottawa Xpress:
January 22nd, 2004
THE DATING GAME
The gossip pages were nearly unanimous: Paul Martin’s first date with new American boyfriend George W. Bush went so well that the two are talking about seeing each other again very soon! According to the press, Bush actually paid attention to Martin’s hopes, dreams and needs. But did Martin pay attention to ours?
We heard from Martin early last week that he had “already begun to change the tone” of Canada-U.S. relations. Talking the language of relationships in everyday life, he said, “If, in fact, you know the person you are dealing with and if you have confidence with the person … then you are going to be able to make much greater strides than if you don’t.”
As it turned out, both leaders love sausage, and over breakfast talk about business and baseball at the Summit of the Americas, Bush said that although he won’t promise he’ll never deport another Canadian to a foreign torture chamber, Martin will be the first to know before it actually happens. Tell that to Maher Arar, or even untortured Canadians worried about the country’s sovereignty.
Martin also allegedly sweet-talked us the right to at least try and profit from Bush’s occupation of Iraq, although there’s no guarantee we’ll land any of the reconstruction contracts. Bush said last Tuesday that Canadians “want Iraq to be free. They understand the stakes.” Prior to the meeting, the U.S. idea of “the stakes” meant a world under threat from Saddam-backed terror. We didn’t see it that way, and thankfully we have no more troops to send.
“I think it went very, very well,” Martin told reporters. “The vibes were very, very good on both sides.” Louise Elliott, with Canadian Press, was impressed enough to note that “Bush spent close to a half-hour of private time with Martin and another 45 minutes with him at breakfast with officials from both countries – in total, half an hour more than the allotted time.” Yeeouch – a cuddly favourite in the American harem.
But as Jane Taber wrote in Friday’s Globe, Bush might have his eyes on Martin’s right hand man, Scott Reid. “Well, you got a pretty face,” Bush told Reid, after asking him what he does for the PM. “You’re a good-looking guy. Better looking than my Scott anyway,” referring to presidential press secretary Scott McClellan. Maybe the prime minister should leave him at home next time.