President Bush met today with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines.
What did he have to say? Well, here is his opening statement, straight from the White House’s own transcript.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Madam President, it is a pleasure to welcome you back to the Oval Office. We have just had a very constructive dialogue. First, I want to tell you how proud I am to be the President of a nation that — in which there’s a lot of Philippine-Americans. They love America and they love their heritage. And I reminded the President that I am reminded of the great talent of the — of our Philippine-Americans when I eat dinner at the White House. (Laughter.)
PRESIDENT ARROYO: Yes.
PRESIDENT BUSH: And the chef is a great person and a really good cook, by the way, Madam President.
PRESIDENT ARROYO: Thank you.
Pure class, this guy. A man of the people. And such a smoov operator! But we all knew he had a special touch with the ladies.