White House Pool Report: POTUS Was In Another Bicycle Accident
Pool Report #7, 7/6/05
Scott confirmed that POTUS collided with a police officer during his bike ride. He was about 45 minutes into his ride, Scott said, when the accident occurred. The officer was in a security detail on the grounds of Gleneagles. The President slid on the paved surface, suffering scrapes on his hands and arms that later required treatment and bandaging by his White House physician. The officer was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, Scott said. The extent of his harm wasn’t immediately clear, although he might have an ankle injury. The president had been riding — speed undetermined — on the road. Scott declined to name the officer, preferring to leave that to his department, identified by WH as Strethclyde Police Department. The President was mostly concerned about the officer’s condition and “visited” with him for some time. Mr. Bush also asked Dr. Richard Tubb the WH physician to monitor the officer’s situation at the hospital. Scott said the President likely would call the officer later. POTUS’s evening plans were not disrupted and Scott said he is “fine.” The presidential bike suffered some damage however and the President, who had been riding with a Secret Service agent, went back to the hotel in a SS Suburban that had been trailing.
John D. McKinnon
The Wall Street Journal
Poor Scooter* – can’t ride a bike, can’t find WMD, can’t keep from blinking incessantly when being questioned by the British press. What’s a POTUS to do, eh?
I had to send this to my buddy AngryBlackBitch for her take on it. I’m sure she will have some fun things to say about it.
(*Scooter is trademarked by ABB, btw)