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medea
Jun 13, 2003, 01:46 PM
(an excerpt)...Arriving at the family's oceanside estate, the younger Bush quickly shed the suit and tie for casual wear, grabbed a tennis racket and whacked an orange ball for dog Spot to fetch. The president was still clutching the racket when he boarded a Segway, a standup, motorized scooter that resembles a push lawnmower.
The Segway went down on Bush's first attempt, but he stayed on his feet with a flying leap over the machine. Undeterred, he got on again. His father climbed on a second Segway and they cruised around the driveway at the estate at Walker's Point.
The president's twins, Jenna and Barbara, and former first lady Barbara Bush all took turns on the Segways. Earlier Thursday, first lady Laura Bush, the twins and the former president took a cruise in a white powerboat.
(full story http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/06/13/bush.weekend.ap/index.html )

Lol, but it's cool to see the President giving the Segways a try.

Les Kern
Jun 13, 2003, 02:16 PM
It probably threw him off. I know I would.

holmesf
Jun 13, 2003, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by Les Kern
It probably threw him off. I know I would.

I'd bound him to myself and drive him through the slums..All while saying "look at me, I'm a 10,000 dollar toy!"

Sun Baked
Jun 13, 2003, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by holmesf
I'd bound him to myself and drive him through the slums..All while saying "look at me, I'm a 10,000 dollar toy!" urf, gurgle, bite tongue, be nice self

Must not say joke on tip of tongue...

Look at forum title ...

Whew, it's not the political forum. :)

Les Kern
Jun 13, 2003, 03:11 PM
Whew, it's not the political forum. :)

Sure it is! :) Since they have a "soft" ban on pol, I feel lost.

3rdpath
Jun 13, 2003, 03:44 PM
guess he's not ready for two wheelers yet....

or maybe he was chewing gum...:D

neut
Jun 13, 2003, 04:18 PM
what an ass.

we need more pictures of old people falling off segways...

ColoJohnBoy
Jun 13, 2003, 04:25 PM
Apparently it recognizes when someone lacking environmental sensibilities steps on and tries to rid itself of the heinous one.

jelloshotsrule
Jun 13, 2003, 04:43 PM
these are those things that you can't make lose their balance right?

it's pretty funny, whether you like or dislike bush.

having 2 might be pushing it.....

iJon
Jun 13, 2003, 06:03 PM
im trying to figure out if this looks bad for bush or segway, probably both.:D

iJon

wdlove
Jun 13, 2003, 06:13 PM
I personally criticize when I don't know if I could do any better myself. He should get credit for landing on his feet!

Doctor Q
Jun 13, 2003, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by holmesf
I'd bound him to myself and drive him through the slums..All while saying "look at me, I'm a 10,000 dollar toy!" I thought they cost "only" $5,000.

I rode a Segway at the UCLA Book Festival in April, where the author of a book about them was attracting plenty of attention by letting people like me try them out. I didn't quite get my balance the first time I stepped on, but I just had to step off and back on to get settled and stable. I'm glad I didn't make a fool of myself because there was a big crowd around watching me!

e-coli
Jun 13, 2003, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by Doctor Q
I thought they cost "only" $5,000.


Yes but we...umm...I mean he... bought two. One for him and one for good ole Dad. ;)

Sun Baked
Jun 13, 2003, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by e-coli
Originally posted by holmesf
I'd bound him to myself and drive him through the slums..All while saying "look at me, I'm a 10,000 dollar toy!"
Yes but we...umm...I mean he... bought two. One for him and one for good ole Dad. ;) You see, I thought he would be running up an down the slums yelling...

"look at me, I'm a 10,000 dollar toy!"

Which is as bad as walking into prison and yelling

"look at me, I'm a 10,000 dollar toy!" :eek:

King Cobra
Jun 13, 2003, 07:41 PM
From nuclear weapons to $5000 auto-walkers...

As if Bush hasn't already ********* with enough of our precious inventions, now he can travel a soaring fast 17mph for the whole world to see.

FriarTuck
Jun 13, 2003, 10:09 PM
Last I heard, the POTUS makes $400k a year.

If a guy making $400k a year wants to buy a Segway or two, who are we to say "boo" about it?

You know, you could be more persuasive if you picked your spots instead of just being negative about everything the man does.

Sol
Jun 14, 2003, 12:36 AM
Nice to see that Mr. Bush takes an interest in new transport technology. Perhaps the Segway will benefit his father more and Junior will talk to his Senators about giving Segways more ubiquity in their country.

RandomDeadHead
Jun 14, 2003, 04:43 AM
Apparently it recognizes when someone lacking environmental sensibilities steps on and tries to rid itself of the heinous one.

Hey, thats not fair!

I was going to say something to that effect

Wardofsky
Jun 14, 2003, 05:17 AM
A Segway is designed not to trip over, only the user can trip him/her/self over.

Gee Mr Bush, you run a country but you can't run a Segway.

pseudobrit
Jun 14, 2003, 05:57 AM
Originally posted by Wardofsky
A Segway is designed not to trip over, only the user can trip him/her/self over.

Gee Mr Bush, you run a country but you can't run a Segway.

He runs both of them with equal proficency, too.

Stelliform
Jun 14, 2003, 05:20 PM
:rolleyes:

Good nite! Can y'all say anything that doesn't bash the prez?

I'm with wdlove, at least he landed on his feet. (Course no matter what slick willy did, he always landed on his feet. ;))

BTW, the pic looks like Laura is laughing at him. :)

jelloshotsrule
Jun 14, 2003, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by Stelliform
:rolleyes:

Good nite! Can y'all say anything that doesn't bash the prez?

I'm with wdlove, at least he landed on his feet. (Course no matter what slick willy did, he always landed on his feet. ;))

are you seriously saying that's not funny at all? it's not about bush bashing, it's about enjoying a laugh about a funny situation in general. no need to be offended :) :p

Stelliform
Jun 14, 2003, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
are you seriously saying that's not funny at all?

I think it is funny, (Especially since IMHO it looks like Laura is laughing at him... :D) but we both know that the Anti-Bush Zealots took this thread and ran with it.... Hmmm, ABZ... sounds like a good name for them... ;)

jelloshotsrule
Jun 14, 2003, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by Stelliform
I think it is funny, (Especially since IMHO it looks like Laura is laughing at him... :D) but we both know that the Anti-Bush Zealots took this thread and ran with it.... Hmmm, ABZ... sounds like a good name for them... ;)

hah. i couldn't tell who the other person was at first, just thought it was great that they were just standing there.... all the better that it's his wife. hah


so you're telling me, that if something similar had been posted about clinton, that ACZ wouldn't take it and run with it? ;):p

wdlove
Jun 14, 2003, 08:12 PM
Being able to laugh at one's self is a great factor to have in one's character!

zed
Jun 14, 2003, 08:29 PM
OMG stop the presses... this is groundbreaking news indeed.

Give the guy a break, i wouldnt want his job. :rolleyes: