"A humiliated nation cannot wait to get rid of you" was the inscription on the floral wreath sent to the Tokyo G-8 meeting by the US State Department. The target of the prank the idiot known as W was so busy glad handing, back slapping and novelty gag handshaking with the electric buzzer that he never realized what the flowers said.
Well-educated European and Asian leaders seemed to breathe a sigh a relief that this would be the last time that this pitiful Willie Loman would bring his sad bag of tricks to otherwise serious deliberations. In private interviews world leaders commented on the Bush Farewell Tour.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed relief that she would never again be groped by an American President:" Obama is a true gentleman and Johnny McC couldn't find a broad or the broadside of a barn. French leader Sarkozy mentioned his nations affinity for physical contact but explained that the backslap combined with the guffaw was not "his glass of Chablis". England's Gordon Brown seemed confused that Bush kept calling him "Maj" and chatting about some hot night in the Baghdad Hilton.