Presidential Pratfall Watch
Today's hilarious Presidential Blooper comes to us courtesy of last summer's G8 Conference. Let's take a look, shall we?
It was "about 1800 hours on Wednesday, 6 July, 2005" that a detachment of Strathclyde police constables, in "Level 2 public order dress [anti-riot gear]," formed a protective line at the gate at the hotel's rear entrance, in case demonstrators penetrated the biggest-ever security operation on Scottish soil.
[...]As the President passed the junction at speed he raised his left arm from the handlebars to wave to the police officers present while shouting 'thanks, you guys, for coming'.
"As he did this he lost control of the cycle, falling to the ground, causing both himself and his bicycle to strike [the officer] on the lower legs. [The officer] fell to the ground, striking his head. The President continued along the ground for approximately five metres, causing himself a number of abrasions. The officers... then assisted both injured parties."
Hilarious! The officer suffered damage to his ankle ligaments and was off-duty for 14 weeks. The President went on to win reelection and accidentally capture a notorious jewel thief.
Wait, seriously, 14 weeks? Well, we're beginning to understand why no one told the President when that Cessna violated the no-fly zone last May. Because he would've run the fuck into them on his bike.
US Leader Crashed by Trying to 'Pedal, Wave, and Speak at the Same Time' [Scotland on Sunday]