So the story about President Bush giving a back rub to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making its rounds because of the wonder of YouTube and the Internet. I find it kind of fascinating the responses that you get from this episode. Some are going to great lengths to condemn the President’s actions. They are linking it to fraternity days or saying it’s sexist.
I wish I could see the thing in context. I mean, we don’t know his relationship with this woman. We don’t know his motives. Anything taken out of context can lead to serious misunderstandings.
And for all of you thinking that this is a terrible diplomatic move, compare treating someone like a known acquaintence to what the Senate Democrats did by boycotting the speach of the Iraqi Prime Minister. I can bet he’d love to work with them if they got their wish and became President.
In any case, I don’t think I’d be giving a backrub to any female besides my wife!