Saturday, April 07, 2007

Oh good god...

...we keep lowering the bar for The Decider, and he keeps making us lower it further (via Cookie Jill, whose "Gore won an Oscar Award, Dubya almost won a Darwin Award" comment was absolutely fantastic).

Credit Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally with saving the leader of the free world from self-immolation.

Mulally told journalists at the New York auto show that he intervened to prevent President Bush from plugging an electrical cord into the hydrogen tank of Ford's hydrogen-electric plug-in hybrid at the White House last week. Ford wanted to give the Commander-in-Chief an actual demonstration of the innovative vehicle, so the automaker arranged for an electrical outlet to be installed on the South Lawn and ran a charging cord to the hybrid. However, as Mulally followed Bush out to the car, he noticed someone had left the cord lying at the rear of the vehicle, near the fuel tank.

"I just thought, 'Oh my goodness!' So, I started walking faster, and the President walked faster and he got to the cord before I did. I violated all the protocols. I touched the President. I grabbed his arm and I moved him up to the front," Mulally said.
I'd make the "Next time, don't try so hard" joke, but it basically makes itself. Has the President of the United States ever been claimed by 'survival of the fittest' before?