Forget the jokes. Stranger-than-fiction news:
Bush knuckled off a couple of lobs, but defending gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh gave the chief executive some pointers. Then after a good play, in the tradition of female volleyballers, May-Treanor turned, bent over slightly and offered her bikinied rear-end for the 43rd president to slap. “Mr. President,” she said, “want to?” Want to has nothing to do with it in public life.
Holy kamoley! I’d seen the photo and thought there must be some explanation, but didn’t realize the girl was actually offering her Olympian butt for a presidential slap!President Bush deserves a gold medal for restraint. If she’d have posed like that for any other man and said, “Want to?” . . . I mean, never mind what I might have done, can you imagine what Bill Clinton would have done? You’d have needed a crowbar to pry him off that poor girl.