Bush: “I am as welcome as a fart in a lift” *
President Bush made it official yesterday: he is not completely stupid. Very, very stupid, yes, but not an utter fool. Speaking with his Argentinian counterpart prior to the international summit the Argentinians have the displeasure of hosting this weekend Bush admitted he was not a popular party guest. Unfortunately, this moment of clarity was ruined by the obvious pleasure Bush took in the fact. He looked very infantile and was reminiscent of a baby full of joy having discovered the displeasured reactions it causes by shitting in it’s newly changed nappy.
For my American readers:
I went to look up “Fart” on dictionary.com where I discover it is a part of your popular parlance too. The definitions given are:
1/ An often audible discharge of intestinal gas.
2/ An annoying or foolish person.
In this story I am using the first of these definitions, though the second could of course figure prominently too. “Lift” in English usage refers in this story to an elevator.
* I have heavily paraphrased Mr Bush for the sake of clarity.