Frat boy farewell

July 12, 2008

Choose your most admired U.S. president. Imagine him saying this:

Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.

Now imagine him grinning widely and punching the air. And saying it while leaving a meeting of world leaders who had gathered in Japan to discuss combating climate change.

According to a British newspaper, those present, including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy, “looked on in shock” at George Bush.

Maybe the bigger story is why anyone was shocked.