In between the crumbling of Lehman Bros. and the chopping block auction of AIG, W had a dinner dance at the White House for Ghana's President with Lobster and ginger Lamb. After the feasting and waltzing, the 100 celebrity couples were entertained in the Rose Garden by the cast of the Broadway musical Lion King!
Outside of the gates of the Bush Palace stood starving, homeless Americans whose stories were frighteningly paralleled by the Disney tale. There were once powerful people who had been reduced to squalor like King Mustafa. There were the children of the powerful now betrayed by the greedy and power hungry. Some in the crowd even smelled like warthogs.
When asked if he saw any similarities between the Hamlet inspired legend and the present state of the US economy, Bush asked :" Who's Hamlet?"