George W. Bush Makes His Own Car Bomb
If not for the quick reflexes of Ford Motor boss Alan Mulally, George W. Bush would've blown himself up last week on the White House lawn, along with Dick Cheney.
Think about that for a moment.
The bumbling jackass was just supposed to stand by a Ford hydrogen-powered concept car for a photo op. Cheney, as always, had emerged from the bushes to keep watch over Dubya. As the president approached the car and instinctively tried to stick a powered extension cord into the vehicle's hydrogen tank, the Ford boss pushed Bush aside and yanked the electrical cord from Bush's hands.
It's fair to consider the incident a foiled assassination attempt:
[A]s Mulally followed Bush out to the car, he noticed someone had left the cord lying at the rear of the vehicle, near the fuel tank.The question is Who left the cord by the hydrogen tank? That's like leaving a loaded gun in the toy box at daycare.
"I just thought, 'Oh my goodness!' So, I started walking faster, and the President walked faster and he got to the cord before I did. I violated all the protocols. I touched the President. I grabbed his arm and I moved him up to the front," Mulally said.
Plug it in, fire it up, Mr. President [Detroit News]