You know I'm rarely respectful.
President George W.Bush, after a day of meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao and other Chinese officials,was irritated by a reporter.
"Respectfully, sir -- you know we're always respectful -- in your statement this morning with President Hu, you seemed a little off your game, you seemed to hurry through your statement. There was a lack of enthusiasm. Was something bothering you?" he asked.
"Have you ever heard of jet lag?" Bush responded. "Well, good. That answers your question."
Bush then went over positive developments from his Beijing meetings and was even seen sporting a small smirk.
The irksome reporter then asked for "a very quick follow-up." Bush cut him off by thanking the press corps and telling the reporter "No you may not." He strode purposefully and manfully toward the set of double doors leading out of the room.
He was thwarted by locked doors.
"I was trying to escape. Obviously, it didn't work."
I can't even begin to relate how deeply amused I am.
Oh, and here's the video. And here's another link in case that one's on the fritz.