George W. Bush, the president of the United States of America, is in Beijing, China this weekend to cheer on the members of the US Olympic Team and was snapped enjoying some quality time with Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor during their Beach Volleyball competition today. Clearly, he was out to offer his support for the ladies … in pretty much the most inappropriate way possible:
As leader of the free world George Bush has a lot on his mind, not least the charms of his female volleyball and softball teams. The U.S. president is in China for the Olympic games and has been spending his time getting to know the American athletes a little better. They seem to be getting along famously, with Bush giving one contender from the U.S. volleyball team a playful pat on the bottom. Athens gold medallist Misty May-Treanor had laughingly bent over and offered Bush the chance to give her a spank on her rear – a jokey custom between players intended to offer encouragement. The playful President instead tapped her on the small of the back. Misty did not seem intimidated by the President’s attentions, soon coaxing him into joining the action. She asked him if he would play a little “pepper”, a warm-up drill bumping the volleyball back and forth. A somewhat unwilling Bush initially tried to steer clear, replying “No, I’m a pretty good spectator.” But after watching for a few minutes, he donned a sun visor and joined the fun. Despite the distractions of his scantily clad teammates he played a rally of five, in which he hit two but missed the third try as the ball fell a little short.
That’s our prez, y’all. Go USA!