Note to anyone considering running for president: If you win, or even if you don’t, you must repeat to yourself “I am always in a fishbowl” as many times as necessary to have it sink in better than it apparently did for George W. Bush, who was captured in this BBC video making a seemingly incriminating gesture.
After apparently shaking the hand of a Haitian at one of the camps of displaced survivors he and Bill Clinton visited as part of their work for the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Bush gave No. 42 a chummy pat on the shoulder that lingered into a swipe on Clinton’s sleeve. Next time, Bush might want to wait a beat or two longer before going for the handy-wipe move.
Here’s a link to the BBC’s original video and report about the Haitian sojourn of the two former commanders in chief. —KA