After soaking in Slovenia and adoring German asparagus President Bush's "Europe Farewell Tour 2008" made a stop in Northern Ireland. In between what must have been a diplomacy-packed day, Bush found some time to play basketball with some kids. And while he's quite proud of his physical fitness, he clearly can't shoot. In fact, his shooting percentage is zero.
Bush was visibly disappointed when his first shot turned out to be an air ball. Two more hit the backboard but didn't go in. His layup was unsuccessful, too.That's not that bad. I guess I've never tried playing in a shirt and tie. But this is the leader of the free world! If you can't make a shot, keep trying. Then lower the rims. Then get a ladder. President Bush gets what he wants; heck, he'll go to war to do so. That mentality might work in the US, but not in Northern Ireland P.E.
When a young girl shot an air, Bush said, "I know how you feel."
Bush appeared to want to continue, according to the report, but the coach moved on to a new drill with the class.Fear not, President Bush. There's good news. Come January he can go to Loughview Integrated Primary School and shoot all the hoops he wants. And Chad Ford, saying he's got tremendous upside, has slated him as a late second round pick.
(Photo Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)