Or his fall "off the couch" two years ago: Bush Makes light of Pretzel Scare
US President George W Bush said he felt "great" on Monday, despite having fainted and fallen from a couch after choking on a pretzel over the weekend.
Yes, I know Kerry fell off a bike a while ago on tape, but Bush's super klutziness is speaking to a higher power in my opinion. HIS HIGHER POWER.
Having been an employer that's seen it all and heard every excuse, I'll admit you tend to hope for the best and let the first monday morning bruise go unnoticed. Then you may get worried at the second "fell off a ladder, roof or bike" but by the third "not my fault" there's a problem.
We know Bush is an alcoholic, has a DUI history and claims (depsite all evidence to the contrary that white knuckling doesn't work) that he beat his demons through Religion alone.
I'm not saying he's definitely back on the bottle and covering up his little bruises with better staged lies than the "fell off a couch" thing, but it's a very reasonable theory. More likely than "the guy's just a dolt" in my opinion, but one of the two is certainly the case.