On the Plane

Feed That President!

MERIDA, Mexico -- President Bush just wrapped up the last event of his five-country, six-day tour of Latin America and clearly food is still on his mind. "Your hospitality was very generous," he told Mexican President Felipe Calderon, "and the meals were quite good." Later in this final news availability, he jumped in when a Mexican reporter asked Calderon what he talked about during a recent lunch with his predecessor, Vicente Fox. "They talked about carne," Bush joked, using the Spanish word for meat.

As he heads back home to Washington this afternoon, hopefully the meal on Air Force One will satiate him. For another fun take on the president's food fetish, check out this piece by Traci Carl of the Associated Press.

-- Peter Baker

By  |  March 14, 2007; 1:00 PM ET  | Trip:  Bush in Latin America, March 2007
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Peter, I was wondering if you can give us some more insight on President Bush's dancing skills? It seems to me that, President Bush taking some sort of a break (short of vacation) on tax payers money. Becuase, it is absolutely devoid of any real substance.!!!
Anyway, You did a great job!!! gave some real insight of what goes on behind the scenes of Presidential trip.
Thank You

Posted by: Guddu | March 14, 2007 1:41 PM

If we had a vegan president, his contributions to global warming could have been reduced significantly. Those cows he ate produced a lot of methane.

Posted by: Dennis Kucinich | March 14, 2007 2:06 PM

Not any more!

Posted by: Stick | March 14, 2007 2:40 PM

Maybe the only thing Bush can say in a reasonably articulate way is about food. At least he does less damage to international relations if he sticks to something like that.

Posted by: O. R. Raymond | March 14, 2007 2:57 PM

Peter your On The Plane blog has been a must read for me for the past week. Thank you so much. The last piece on Tony Snow briefing you all on Mexican haute cuisine was great and confirms my suspicions that the guy is rather deficient in his knowledge of all things south of the border. Like most clueless arrogant folk, he assumes every one else is dumber than he is. I like the bit where he explains white corn tortillas.

Posted by: susabeck | March 14, 2007 6:14 PM

One of my favourite sound clips on Randi Rhodes' Air America Radio show (we download podcasts of it here) is when she replays a bit where Chimpy responds to a question about something substantive before a boar barbecue with Angela Merkel. All he can say is "I tought you were going to ask me about the pig!" The idiot sounds like a little boy saying "Mommmmmm, I'm HUNGRY!"

What an absolute moron this guy is. His mind is devoid of any substance, so all he can talk about is simple topics like food. Reminds me of mentally deficient patients I've worked with in hospital, which fits in with the brain damage Bushwit has suffered after decades of heavy drinking and drug abuse.

Posted by: Bukko in Australia | March 14, 2007 7:11 PM

Snakes on a plane.

Posted by: hank | March 14, 2007 7:27 PM

The governmental deceit is so immense that those members that see the truth now think that is the deceit. When it has come so far that members of government have indeed become schizophrene, the American governmental system is likely to collapse soon because of lack of reality. This collapse will induce a civil war in the U.S..One could say that the U.S. has started sneezing and the rest of the world catches a horrendous cold. And because no one likes to catch a cold they all support the deceit. I was just wondering how long one could keep this upright ??

Posted by: jwh | March 14, 2007 9:48 PM

The governmental deceit is so immense that those members that see the truth now think that is the deceit. When it has come so far that members of government have indeed become schizophrene, the American governmental system is likely to collapse soon because of lack of reality. This collapse will induce a civil war in the U.S..One could say that the U.S. has started sneezing and the rest of the world catches a horrendous cold. And because no one likes to catch a cold they all support the deceit. I was just wondering how long one could keep this upright ??

Posted by: jwh | March 14, 2007 10:51 PM

The governmental deceit is so immense that those members that see the truth now think that is the

deceit. When it has come so far that members of government have indeed become schizophrene, the

American governmental system is likely to collapse soon because of lack of reality. This collapse

will induce a civil war in the U.S..One could say that the U.S. has started sneezing and the rest

of the world catches a horrendous cold. And because no one likes to catch a cold they all support

the deceit. I was just wondering how long one could keep this upright ??

Posted by: Anonymous | March 15, 2007 2:56 AM

Hi - Remember Teflon Don? I've decided that Karl Rove's nickname should be Kevlar Karl.

Posted by: Anonymous | March 15, 2007 6:42 AM

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