Originally quoted by nikelbee
Well said Ceci
As I said before, it isn't his language that is disturbing, it is all of it - his laissez faire attitude, his slumped posture, talking with bread in
his mouth, treating Blair like he's some ranch hand. There is a time and place for his behaviour and it isn't a G8 summit. I had to replay the
conversation a few times because I wasn't sure if he was saying 'I feel like telling Kofi to get on the phone with Assad and make something happen'
or 'do you like mustard or mayo on your burger Tony.'
Thank you, nikelbee. I have been bothered for a long time about Mr. Bush's behavior in polite society. He is unpolished and rather uncouth in his
approach to others. The G8, no matter how anyone paints it, was a serious affair. It was to deal with international relations. And for a man to
represent the United States, his behavior during that luncheon could only be taken by world citizens as a reflection of Americans world wide.
He should have been on his best behavior even if he was in front of the camera. He should have been dignified and refined in his manner and his
His behavior, to me, conveys his contempt for good manners and breeding especially when holding a very important position in the world. This is
especially felt with his treatment of other international heads of state. His cavalier attitude is rather off-putting. Knowing the state of things
in the world today, he should tread very carefully about how he considers others.
But knowing that he doesn't care or respect the customs, manners or politeness of others, it is a black mark upon the Presidency of the United
I don't expect him to sound like John Adams or George Washington when he speaks. But I do wish that he would have decorum afforded to his office
when dealing with others. That means acting in the best possible way around others.
Like it or not, he's a role model due to his position. And what does it say to the rest of us when he is shoving a roll in his mouth, cursing and
letting food fly out while he is eating?
[edit on 19-7-2006 by ceci2006]