Yes, it’s true. Even relatively simple things like mastering a Segway appear to cause our current President more than a little trouble.
Granted that Segways can take a little getting used to, you still have to be pretty talented to actually knock one over as they are designed to self-right themselves.
For a lot of Bush detractors this was just another example of what a bumbling oaf G.W. is and several folks in the blogosphere have already written about it quite a bit. I’m a little more forgiving in that I just find it highly amusing and not so much a display of his incompetence. For that I only have to look at his actions with regards to Iraq.
Still I’m amazed at just how much attention this has gotten and not just from the bloggers. Every major news website has an article about it and even NPR did a bit today on how Bush’s little accident is priceless PR for the Segway and will probably help sell quite a few more of the $5000 contraptions.
Funny how a little public humiliation for the President can turn into such a big deal and possibly very lucrative sales for the folks at Segway, ain’t it?