The Illustrated Bush/Koizumi Graceland Tour
Yeah, while you guys were rebuilding your devastated cities and salvaging your national dignity, we were pretty much doing this. (AP)
It's Friday. We don't want to think, you don't want to read. So we're gonna take advantage of our AP images subscription to give you some suitable-for-framing pictures of the weirdest Presidential photo-op we've seen in some time.
Junichiro Koizumi, looking to have the most American experience possible, marries Lisa-Marie Presely as our alternate-universe Warholian First Family looks on.
Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims and strap your hands across my engines, Mr. Prime Minister.
We recognize the subtext in all the stories about Koizumi's Elvis thing, but take a look at this picture and try to tell us that it's the Japanese who are the weird ones.
(All pictures copyright and courtesy AP)